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EIU To Host #FUTUREPANTHER Admitted Student Day

Feb-12-2015

Eastern Illinois University’s Office of Admissions will host a #FuturePanther Admitted Student Day to give students a final look of campus.

The Feb. 16 Admitted Student Day is part of a campus-wide effort to showcase EIU through tours of campus and opportunities to speak with representatives across campus from faculty to current students.

“The days are a celebration of students’ accomplishments and what lies ahead of them,” said, Chris Dearth, director of the Office of Admissions “The students have already been admitted to a selective academic university. Now, it’s their decision to see if EIU is the right fit.”

Admitted students are encouraged to make their $150 enrollment deposit, with cashiers and technicians available on site during the event. The enrollment deposit for first-time freshmen admits should be submitted by May 1.

Dearth said EIU’s student deposits for first-time freshmen are up compared to last year, and his office continues to work hard to keep the deposits coming in.   

“An increase in freshmen deposits increases the likelihood of students attending the university,” Dearth said. “It’s a much better indicator then student applications alone.”

Visitors from throughout Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin will attend the day with informational sessions from Housing and Dining, financial aid, academic highlights, Honors, student panels and more.

Students will also get chances to win tickets for the Homecoming or Family Weekend football games, the Family Weekend concert, EIU gear and EIU Bookstore discounts. 

“Our #FuturePanther Admitted Student Days are for our admitted students to take another look at campus with their families,” he said.

The day is scheduled to coincide with President’s Day, an official federal holiday commemorated by most high schools.  (Eastern will commemorate President’s Day on Friday, Feb. 13, so classes will be in session on Monday).

Current students, faculty members and staff are encouraged to wear blue to show their support for the day, Dearth said.

The next #FuturePanther Admitted Student Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 7.

For more information about the Office of Admissions, click here.  

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