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High School Juniors Encouraged to ‘Road Trip’ to EIU


All high school juniors are invited to road trip to Eastern Illinois University during their spring breaks for extended visit days.

The “Preview EIU” days encourage juniors to experience a college campus before they start considering where to apply in the fall. The extended visit days include Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the weeks of March 23, March 30, April 6 and April 13.

Chris Dearth, EIU’s admissions director, said tours are offered to prospective students throughout the year, yet the purpose of “Preview EIU” days is to reach out to juniors sooner.

“The days encourage juniors to start visiting colleges before they sit down with an application,” Dearth said. “Before making any college decision, students need to visit campuses to see if universities, like EIU, are the right fit for them.”

The visit includes a continental breakfast, admissions presentation, visits with faculty and current students, a panel of EIU experts and a campus tour.

The panel of experts includes representatives from housing, financial aid, the Pine Honors College, student life and much more. Students can also attend an optional discounted lunch in one of EIU’s dining centers. 

To learn more and to schedule a “Preview EIU” visit day, go here. To learn more about EIU, go here