Fall 2021 Information

Fall 2021 Residence Hall Check-In Information

Hello and Welcome to the Eastern University community! Living on campus will be an integral part of your EU experience. This letter provides important information regarding the move-in process, and other details you need to know about move-in day. 

Housing Assignment

Please access the housing portal where you will find your current housing assignment and any assigned roommates for Fall 2021. 

All students who submitted their application by the May 24th deadline should have been placed in an assignment and received notice. If you have not received your housing assignment, you will receive it next couple of weeks but no later than Friday, July 23rd by 5 pm.

Move-In Day

All Incoming Students will be Scheduled to Arrive on Campus: Thursday, August 26th, 2021 

All students living in the Residence Halls signed their housing contracts and submitted their emergency contact information in the housing portal before housing was assigned. 

Please review the Housing Contract and review the Student Handbook for Policies and Procedure related to Housing and living on campus. 

**Move-In: Your Assigned Check-in Time**

New and Transfer Student’s move-in date has been scheduled for Thursday, August 26th, 2021, between 9 am and 3:30 pm. Please note that we cannot accommodate early arrivals, aside from those registered with a sponsoring department or organization.

Please log into the housing portal to view your assigned arrival time.  If this timeslot does not work for your schedule, please enter the housing portal to select another time to arrive on campus on August 26th. 

  •  If you are a part of a group that has been authorized to move in earlier, you will receive a notice from that group or department with additional information. 
  •  Each student will be assigned a move-in time for August 26th, 2021, you will have the ability to change your assigned time if it does not work for your schedule. You need to log onto the housing portal and click on appointments to view your current time and to make changes.

Eastern will enact a move-in plan that prioritizes the health and safety of all students. We will communicate specific details in the coming weeks with updates related to policies and procedures for moving on to campus this Fall.  


 You will receive more information related to orientation as we get closer to the start of the Fall 2021 Semester which begins Monday, August 30th, please click here to access the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines. 

Orientation for Incoming & Transfer Students will begin at 5 pm on August, 26th. Additional orientation information will be e-mailed to you in the coming weeks. For inquiries on Orientation please contact Student Life Programming at Stugage@eastern.edu

Before Arriving

View Residence Life Frequently Asked Questions

 Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct, otherwise known as the Student Handbook, for residential community information as well as policies and standards for behavior. We also encourage you to reach out to your roommate(s) to coordinate the items you will bring and the items you will share. View the video with ideas of what to bring.

Meal Plan 

View the Meal Plan Website

All incoming residents are placed in a 21 Meal Plan, giving students 21 Meal Swipes each week and $50 flex dollars per semester to spend around campus. 

Linen Program:

As you plan your move into Eastern, we have joined with a company that provides a practical, convenient solution providing brand new, first quality, custom linens.  Each year this program is a HUGE success. Students are certain to have properly-sized sheets while still “personalizing” their rooms. Parents save time and money. Learn more about the linen program.

A mailing will be sent out soon.  Please have your order sent to your house address to ensure that you have what you need when you arrive.  Questions regarding the linens should go to 1-800-957-4338.

Health Center: 

Please review the following information from The Suzanne Walton Student Health Center,

All incoming students are required to submit their Immunization Records, Medical History, and Insurance Card through the Secure Student Health Portal beginning Fall 2021, please access the Secure Student Health Portal.

When using the Student Health Portal, you must enter the date and year that you received the Immunization. A copy of your Immunization Record must be signed by a healthcare provider.

When uploading your Insurance information, please provide clear images of the front and back of your most recent Insurance card. 

Students who do not submit all required documents to the Health Center will not be cleared to move onto campus. No exceptions. Failure to complete the forms will result in a hold on your student account. This will prevent you from registering for classes in the future.

Eastern ID Card & Parking

View the Parking Information Website

 No on-site photo IDs are currently being taken until the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. Please submit your name and picture by Tuesday, August 15th, 2021, to have your Eastern E-card printed in advance. Pictures must be clear, in color, forward-facing, full headshots, and submitted in jpg format (passport-style photo).  Residential students’ E-cards will be printed in advance and available for pick up at your residence hall when you arrive.

Those picking up their Parking Permit MUST bring their Driver’s License and Car Registration information. Without this information, you will NOT receive your parking permit. The Service Stop located in Eagle Learning Center Lobby (ELC) operates from 7 am until 11 pm, Mo-Fr. For inquiries on Parking & E-Cards please contact the Service Stop at servicestop@eastern.edu

You must be signed only into your Eastern email account to submit your E-Card, parking, and housing forms. 

Bookstore & Mailroom: 

For the benefit of a smooth customer experience and the safety and health of all parties, it is preferred that students order their texts and have them shipped to their homes before arriving on campus.

Purchase your textbooks and other Eastern gear!

Your mailbox information will be available to you once you have moved into your Residence Hall. The Mail & Copy Center will send out an email notice with directions on obtaining your mailbox number.  -       Please note that campus addresses for EU Student Mail & packages should NOT include mailbox information (because it is subject to change and may cause confusion). 

-       Please use the following address format:

Firstname + Lastname (Student)
Eastern University
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 


Jane Doe (Student)
Eastern University
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 

We request that the Sender does not place the mailbox number, dorm room number, or nickname in the address information.

You will be able to find your mailbox information and how to access your mailbox for additional questions about campus mail and your assigned mailbox, please contact the Mail & Copy Center at copycenter@eastern.edu

Please keep checking your Eastern University-issued Gmail account for updates as topics covered in this letter are subject to change. Please share this information with your families! 

 Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. For all other inquiries, The Office for Student Development can be reached by email at studev@eastern.edu or by calling 610-341-5822. 

We look forward to the coming year!
Housing & Residence Life

University Housing refers to any Housing managed by Eastern University’s Office of Student Development. This includes Housing located on the St. Davids campus and The Village Apartments. University Housing is primarily designed and available for full-time Traditional Undergraduate Baccalaureate Students (TUBS). For all TUBS students residential is required including Room & Board (Meal Plan). Learn about the off-campus options for Graduate & Adult students.

Living with other students is an exciting and challenging experience. Not only tolerance but also an understanding of people from very diverse backgrounds can be an enriching and growth experience and learning that Christians do not all think and behave the same way can be enlightening. Residence Life affects a personal growth that occurs within community living and leads to a more successful and adjusted adult life.