1. Check into your
You may check in from
Aug. 16 to Aug. 19 unless
otherwise noted. Call 581-
5111 for more information.
• Residence Halls: Report
to the main lobby of your
residence hall, 9am to
• Greek Court: Report to
the Greek Court Front Desk (NPHC Building), 9am to 7pm.
• University Court: Report to the University Court Office, 9am-
12pm and 1-4:30pm on Aug. 16 and 17, and 12-3pm on Aug. 18.
• University Apartments: Report to the maintenance office (i.e.,
round building on the south side of complex), 7am to 2:45pm
Aug. 16 and 17, and 7am to 12pm on Aug. 18.
2. Sign up for a Checking Account
Sign up for a checking account with First Mid-Illinois Bank &
Trust on Aug. 16 and 17 from 9am-4pm, and 11am-3pm on Aug.
18 in the bridge lounge located on the second floor, west wing of
the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union. A Panther Card and
your driver’s license, state ID, passport or military ID is required.
For more information call 345-8340.
3. Connect your Computer to the University Network
Your computer must meet the minimum required specifications
available at its.eiu.edu/newstudentparenttech.php. Your
username and password are available at eiu.edu/myeiu.
• Wireless: Double click on the WiFi icon on the bottom left
corner of your desktop (top right corner for MAC). Choose
"eiuwifi" as your local default access point. Not available in
Carman, Pemberton, University Court or University Apartments.
• Ethernet: Plug one end of a Category-6 Cable (CAT-6) into the
orange (or red) data port in the 4” X 4” box on the wall of your
residence and the other into the Ethernet port on your computer.
CAT-6 Cables should be 10’ in length at a minimum. Cables
can be purchased at the University Court Office and Greek
Court or residence hall front desks. Residents of University
Apartments are asked to purchase cables at the Lawson Hall
front desk. For more information call 581-HELP (4357). ResNet
Technicians will be on hand to provide assistance as needed.
4. Pick up your Student ID
If applicable, pick up your student ID at the Panther Card Office
located on the second floor of the Student Services Building. A
driver’s license, state ID, passport or military ID is required. For
more information call 581-6596.
5. Register for Prowl
On Aug. 17 freshmen and transfer students (8:30-9:15am) need to
register for Prowl at Lantz Arena. Prowl is mandatory for freshmen
and transfer students. For more information call 581-6435.
6. Pick up your Textbooks
Textbooks can be picked up at the Textbook Rental Service
Building. Check your Calendar Handbook for extended operating
hours. For more information go to eiu.edu/textbks or call 581-3626.
7. Purchase a Parking Pass and Register your Bicycle
Register your bike, and purchase an underclassman (less than 60
credit hours earned) parking pass for $200, or an upperclassman
(21 years of age or over 60 credit hours earned) parking pass for
$100 on-line at eiu.edu/paws. Have the pass mailed to your
permanent address, or pick it up at the University Police
Department located across the street from the Martin Luther King
Jr. University Union. Call 581-5416 for more information.
8. Sign up for Alert EIU
Students are encouraged to sign up for Alert EIU, a text messaging
system that notifies subscribers via their cell phones of emergency
situations that require immediate action such as possible threats
on EIU’s main campus. For more information, including how to
sign-up for this service go on-line to eiu.edu/alerteiu.
9. Apply for an On-Campus Job
See the Apply for Employment at EIU article earlier in this newsletter.
10. Set up your Voice Mail
Go to eiu.edu/telecomm/mail.php for directions on how
to set up the free voice mail option for residence’s landline
phone. Local phone service is provided as part of the room &
board contract. Free voice mail, call waiting and speed dialing
is provided as part of that service.