First-Year Student Orientation

Eureka College is dedicated to your success! Orientation provides tangible ways to aid in the transition of first year students to our college campus through the following


At Orientation, first-year students will:

  • register for classes.
  • meet other new students.
  • discover Eureka College traditions and campus culture.
  • have your campus ID made.
  • receive IT information and help.
  • review financial aid and payment options.
  • learn about campus safety.
  • get tips to be successful at college!

Every first-year student must attend one a new student orientation session to register for 2024-25 classes. 


2024 Orientation Dates  (limited to 40 students per session) 

  • Tuesday, June 18 (Deadline to register is Thursday, June 13)
  • Wednesday, June 26 (Deadline to register is Friday, June 21)
  • Wednesday, July 10 (Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 3)
  • Thursday, July 11 - Transfer Students ONLY (Deadline to register is Friday, July 5)
  • Tuesday, August 6 (Deadline to register is Thursday, August 1)

8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A link to register for orientation will be sent to students after the Admissions Office has received final official transcripts from their high school. Schedules will be posted soon.



 Haven't yet committed?  You still have time to join us at Eureka College.  

Students must be accepted, deposited and have completed the next steps before attending orientation.  

Deposit Today


Next Steps for Deposited Students


Are you ready?  Do you have housing, financial aid, books?  Need to take placement tests?
Financial Aid Requirements
  1. Log into your Eureka College Student Self-Service financial aid student portal (login instructions sent to you in a separate email). If you are being offered any federal student loans you must either "accept" or "decline" your loan(s) offered.  
  2. If accepting any Federal Direct Student Loan Offers, the student must complete the "Loan Entrance Counseling" and "Loan Agreement ('MPN')". You will need your FSA ID# to complete these requirements.



Housing Information

Students must complete the on-campus or off-campus housing contract.


Purchase Your Books

Eureka College Online Bookstore

Each semester the store open and deadline dates will be emailed from the Bookstore.  Once your schedule is loaded to the site, you will receive an email from BNC Services with your access code.  This code will be needed if you wish to put your books on your student account.


The Order Process is Simple:

  • Order on Eureka College’s Online Bookstore at
  • Enter your student (Sonis) ID
  • Click “View Your Materials” to see your scheduled courses and required materials
  • Verify the term and courses by checking the start and end dates as well as the Course ID
  • Select a textbook option: new, used, rental, digital or shop the Marketplace
  • Watch for Buyback Guaranteed Pricing
  • Set up or Login to your account with your Eureka email and password
  • Checkout with a credit card, PayPal™ or charge to your Student Account with the access number sent to you from BNC Services
  • Have your order shipped FREE to campus within the deadline or choose to ship to your home for $5.95

Course materials will be shipped automatically to those who do not make a purchase or opt out by the deadline.


To OPT Out:

If you do not want to purchase through the Online Bookstore, opt out of the program by following the simple, guided process located at the top of the online bookstore page.


Visit this tutorial for how to purchase books!


Interested in a foreign language?

Consider taking Spanish at Eureka College — there are courses for everyone, from beginners to advanced speakers.  For more information about Spanish classes or to take a placement test, please email Dr. Emily Eaton at before you attend orientation. 



This is an exciting time, but we understand it can also feel overwhelming. Please reach out with any questions; we are here to help every step of the way.

Email or call us 309-467-6420