New Student Information

Dates & Schedules

Opening Day Schedule: Thursday, August 22

9am - 3pm: Eastern University Move-in

Check-in at your residence hall. After move-in, you will have a meeting with your Residence Director (RD) and RA staff in your residence hall. You will learn the time of this meeting upon check-in.

11am - 2pm: Lunch available at the Dining Commons
Walton Hall
(EU students eat for free, meal cost may apply for family and friends)

11:30am - 4pm: Optional Info Sessions for Parents
University Chapel
11:30 pm: Academic Overview
1:30 pm: Financial Aid Information
2:30 pm: Student Support and Safety while at EU
3:30 pm: Future Planning with Career Development

4:00pm: Opening Worship Service and Address from President Matthews University Gymnasium

5pm: Welcome BBQ Dinner
Walton Patio (rain location Walton Hall Dining Commons)
Family and Friends Say Goodbye!!

7:30pm: Meet your Orientation Group
Specified locations across campus

8pm: Welcome to EU Social!

(The Bookstore, Jammin Java, Health Center, Service Stop, Financial Aid and Student Account Offices will be open throughout the day for your convenience.)


First day of classes: Monday, August 26th
  • Get your E-Card ASAP (Service Stop, Walton 4)
  • Check your class schedule in the Student Planning section of MyEastern

How To Use This Site:

Materials below are important, so students and parents are responsible to read and know the contents of everything posted here, in the University Catalog, and  in the University Student Handbook. Even though we have broken up the material into primary interest groups for you, you will want to peruse all sections so that you don't miss anything.

Return To This Page Often As New Material Will Be Posted. If you have any questions, email the Housing Office at

For All Incoming Students (Transfers, First-years, Commuters, Residents)

To Do
  • Enroll in or Waive Health Insurance: Read Important Information about Health Insurance for All Students. All students upon entering and again each summer for subsequent years of enrollment at EU must enroll in or waive the Eastern University Group Health Insurance plan provided by UnitedHealthcare. It is up to the student to complete the appropriate online form within the time frame. All students MUST waive or enroll each year between July 1 - September 15 (or by January 15th for first time students entering in the spring) or they will automatically be enrolled in the University's Group Health Insurance Plan and be billed for a year of this insurance.  Once billed on the 15th of September or January, the charges CANNOT BE REVERSED and the student is enrolled even if they have other insurance. IF YOU HAVE PRIVATE INSURANCE YOU MUST WAIVE OUT OF THE EU GROUP PLAN BY SEPTEMBER 15. If you need assistance in the waiver process it is up to you to call Student Development to ask for help. Failure to enroll will result in a bill for this annual medical insurance plan.   
  • Register for e2Campus: Eastern's Emergency Alert System
  • Buy your books online: visit the Bookstore now. Don't miss the Rent-A-Text program!
  • Get your E-Card: Visit the Service Stop on the Ground floor of Walton Hall to obtain your E-Card. E-Cards are used to access the Dining Commons for each meal as well as at other food services around campus. They are also used to gain admittance to Athletic and other EU events, to check out books from the library and to borrow University-owned materials, and to gain access to various campus buildings, resident halls and facilities.
Important Academic & Residence Life Info
Important Campus Policies

Specific Information

For Residents

Specific Information: For Residents 

  • Submit your Housing Preferences Form
    Submit your Housing Contract after you receive your placement
    *Check your EU email account for more information or contact Housing
  • Move-In Day Parking Instructions
  • St. Davids Campus Vehicle Regulations
  • First Year Student Resident Parking​​​​​​​
  • Housing - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Residence Hall Linens - Many of the beds at Eastern University are extra-long and not standard twin size. Eastern University has partnered with this linens ordering program to provide you with convenient and affordable bedding options and more!
  • All resident students are highly encouraged to purchase renters insurance.  For a small annual investment, you can insure your personal belongings. Although thefts or damages to student property while living in the EU residence halls are rare, students need to know that the University does not assume responsibility at any time for the private property of its students, no matter the cause, for any loss sustained.  Resident students, as well as students living in rental housing not on campus, are strongly urged to purchase annual renters insurance with a reputable insurance company.  Some homeowners insurance plans cover dependents' belongings while in college, but this should be verified in writing by the homeowners policy holder.
For Commuters
  • Commuter Meal Options
  • St. Davids Campus Vehicle Regulations
  • Parking Permit Application
  • Commuter Locker Option: Eastern University offers two types of lockers for our students commuting to and from campus. Commuter Lockers are available on the first floor of Walton Hall, where there is 24-hour access. You may rent a commuter locker free of charge, with the exception of purchasing your own lock for either Fall and/or Spring semesters. 
    - Fall Semester Rental Period: September 17th - December 15th
    - Spring Semester Rental Period: January 14th - May 10th
    Lockers can be renewed at the end of every semester. Commuter Lockers are located on the first floor of Walton Hall behind the double doors after the staircase.
For Parents