Experience Eureka: New Student Orientation
Experience Eureka: New Student Summer Orientation


Virtual Dates: May 26th, 27th, 28th and June 3rd

Update: May 26, May 27, May 28 and June 3 registration has closed.  

During your virtual orientation date, you'll spend one hour speaking with your academic advisor and signing up for Fall 2021 courses. All students must choose one of the dates above in order to get registered for classes. 

On Campus Date:  July 27th
Update: Registration for July 27th is closed.

This date is optional and in addition to the Virtual Orientation Date. On this date, you'll have an opportunity to meet your peers and other current students and learn about services offered around campus, including Housing, Health and Wellness opportunities, Career Development, Financial Aid and Business Office Services and much more. Due to COVID precautions, each student will be allowed one guest for our on-campus orientation date.


Transfer Student Orientation Date:  Friday, August 13th
Update: Registration for August 13th is closed.  

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Check-in Moser Lobby, Cerf Center

This date is for Transfer students only, and will focus on campus services as well as opportunities available to transfer students.


Registration for all 2021 Experience Eureka Orientation Sessions has closed.



Online Information Sessions: Various dates throughout the summer (see below)

These sessions will be offered via Zoom, and are intended to give you an overview of the specific services featured, as well as answer any questions you may have ahead of your arrival on campus. These sessions are optional, but highly encouraged. Each presenter will host two identical sessions, students need only attend one in each category, and no sign up is necessary. 



 Incoming Freshman Orientation Schedule 2021


 Transfer Student Orientation Schedu le 2021




Online Information Sessions

1. Money Matters: Presented by the Business Office and Financial Aid Office

         Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm

         Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

        For more information, and for virtual links, click here

2. Housing and Health & Wellness: Presented by Lisa Allen, Director of Housing Operations

         Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
         Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

       For more information, and for virtual links, click her e.

3. Career Development: Presented by Kelly Bay, Director of Career Development

         Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm
         Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

        For more information, and for virtual links, click here

4. Welcome Home! Last Minute Essentials: Presented by the Office of Student Life

         Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm

         Monday, August 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

        For more information, and for virtual links, click here



Financial Aid Requirements

1. Return your signed Financial Aid Offer/Letter to the Office of Financial Aid
Submit electronically to financialaid@eureka.edu, or fax 309-467-6897, or mail to Eureka College Office of Financial Aid at 300 East College Ave, Eureka, IL 61530


2. If accepting any Federal Direct Student Loan Offers, the student must complete the "Loan Entrance Counseling" and "Loan Agreement ('MPN')" at https://studentaid.gov/h/complete-aid-process. You will need your FSA ID# to complete these requirements.


Placement Test Information

Students who meet any of the following guidelines may take any course for which MAT095R (Elementary and Intermediate Algebra) is a prerequisite:


1. Scored 23 or higher on the math section of the ACT or scored 560 or higher on the math section of the SAT.

2. Completed full year courses in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and earned grades of B or better in each course.

3. Completed a semester of precaluclus or calculus and earned a grade of C or better.

4. Completed a transferable college-level math course with a grade of C or better.

5. Passed the MAT095R Competency Test with a score of 80% or above.


Students who do not meet any of the above guidelines and are placed in MAT095R but would like to attempt to test out of the course may register to take the MAT095R Competency Test* on one of the following dates:


Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Learning Center (Harrod Lounge)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Learning Center (Harrod Lounge)


*The test material covers concepts taught in standard high school algebra I and algebra II, full year courses. 


If you have questions about the MAT095R Competency Test or need to make other arrangements for taking the test, please contact Mr. Brian Bill at bbill@eureka.edu.


If you decide to take this test, you may bring a non-graphing scientific calculator. Please note that no cell phones, smart watches, computers, notebooks, or other electronic devices are allowed.

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. Eaton at eeaton@eureka.edu before you attend orientation. 


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How to Purchase 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  https://bncvirtual.com/eureka
  • 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 home page.



Visit this tutorial for how to purchase books!



Email us: studentservices@eureka.edu

Call us: 309-467-6420