New Students – Experience Eureka: Orientation

Experience Eureka is required for all first-year students and offers students and their families the opportunity to peer into their lives at Eureka College. This orientation will prepare students for the transition to college life. At Experience Eureka, students will become familiar with campus resources, register for classes, and make connections with current students, faculty, and staff.  


Parents and Family Program

Experience Eureka also includes programming designed for parents/guardians. Family members will have separate programming to provide information, answer questions, and provide tips for supporting their student.

Experience Eureka:  Summer Orientation 2019

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (First-Gen Students Only)
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Experience Eureka: New Student Orientation is free for new students. There is a $15 cost for parents/family members for materials and lunch during the program.

To register for Experience Eureka: New Student Orientation, click here.

Schedule of Events

A detailed Experience Eureka: New Student Orientation schedule will be live mid-May.

Placement Test Information

Immediately following your course registration appointment at Experience Eureka, students are able to take the MAT095R Placement Test. If students meet the minimum score of 80%, then they will test out of MAT095 and meet the math pre-requisite for many courses.

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. If you decide to take the MAT095R Placement Test, you will have a delayed check out time from Orientation.

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 before you attend orientation. 


If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at 309.467.6420 or email

Additional Information about Experience Eureka Summer Orientation