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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920

United States

Phone: 217-581-2223

Fax: 217-581-7060


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Karenlee Spencer
Title:Open House Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Admissions Office Phone:217-581-2223
Admissions Office Fax:217-581-7060
Admissions Office Email:kspencer@eiu.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Doudna Fine Arts Center
Old Main
Martin Luther King Jr. University Union
Booth Library
Student Recreation Center
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Fox Ridge State Park
Thomas Lincoln Cemetery
Lake Charleston
Douglas-Hart Nature Center

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Varies
     Times:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@eiu.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Anytime
Appointment Required:Preferred
Saturday Appointments Available:Yes
Average Length of Interview:30 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Sat.; counselors are available Mon-Fri to speak with prospective students
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@eiu.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
     Describe:For visit with faculty contact admissions@eiu.edu; for coach contact please contact coach directly
Advance Notice:Other
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@eiu.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:http://www.eiupanthers.com

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Mattoon Illinois, located just 10 miles west of Charleston, connects the area with bus service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans. Mattoon also connects the area with rail service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans. Williard Airport in Urbana provides connecting flights to Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis. Shuttle bus service to locations around town.
Driving Instructions to Campus:
Eastern Illinois University can be accessed through exit 190A on Interstate 57. From I-57, follow Route 16 east for approximately 7 miles. Route 16 becomes Lincoln Avenue when you reach Charleston. You will find EIU on Lincoln Avenue where you will see Old Main, which is the northern most point of campus. Visitors to campus can turn right on 7th Street and enter the circle drive on the east end of Old Main. Parking permits are available in the Office of Admissions, located at 1230 Old Main. Parking is available in the X lot located on the west side of 7th Street.
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The Charleston/Mattoon area offers a variety of Hotels close to the Eastern Illinois University campus. Below is a listing of accommodations for you to choose from. The information listed is provided as a service and is not intended as an individual endorsement. When making your reservation, inquire about possible discounts for prospective EIU students. The U Hotel (920 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-348-8161); Comfort Suites (Rt. 16 & I-57, Mattoon, 217-235-6745); Days Inn (810 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-345-7689); Days Inn (300 Broadway Ave East, Mattoon, 217-234-8600); McGrady Inn (803 6th St, Charleston, 217-348-8258/217-348-8259); Baymont Inn & Suites (Rt. 16 East, Mattoon, 217-234-2355); Super 8 Motel (Rt. 16 East, Mattoon, 217-234-4267); Holiday Inn Express (121 Swords Dr., Mattoon, 217-235-2060); Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center (4922 Paradise Rd., Mattoon, 217-235-0222); The Osage Inn, Log Home Bed and Breakfast (13444 E. Co. Rd. 720 N., Charleston, 217-345-2622); Queen Anne's on Seventh Street, Bed and Breakfast (899 7th St., Charleston, 217-345-1288); Bethany House, Bed and Breakfast (13975 E. Co. Rd. 720 N., Charleston, 217-345-5005); Greenup Inn (400 S. Huaghton Hwy, Greenup, 217-923-5512); Arcola Flower Patch & Diamond House, Bed and Breakfast (225 & 229 E Jefferson, Arcola, 217-268-4876).

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Office of Admissions
    600 Lincoln Avenue
    Charleston, IL 61920
    Phone: 217-581-2223
    Fax: 217-581-7060
    Email: kspencer@eiu.edu
  • Visiting Center:
  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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