New Student Orientation

Cerf Center welcome sign

The Orientation and Transition Program begins with JUMPstart which is designed for first-time, first-year students and TRANSFERmation which is designed for transfer students. JUMPstart and TRANSFERmation provide students the opportunity to interact with their peers and connect with current students, faculty, and staff to begin building relationships as they make the transition to life at Eureka College. The Orientation staff, along with the entire campus community, is committed to making each student’s transition to college life as successful as possible.

The second part of our Orientation and Transition Program is Welcome Week, an annual program designed to foster Eureka Spirit for both new and returning students. Welcome Week provides new and returning students with various programs and information to assist them in making the transitions to Eureka College. Students should have the opportunity through Welcome Week to get to know each other, the campus, and become comfortable with the routine of campus life. Typical events include:

  • Lunch with President Wright
  • Residence Life Introduction
  • Individual Floor Meetings
  • Game Night
  • Eureka College Community Worship Service
  • Freshman Seminar Meeting
  • Featured speakers
  • Pool Party
  • Student Service Project
  • Loan Entrance Counseling Session
  • Opening Convocation
  • Student Activities Fair
  • Academic Advising
  • First-Year Forums


Spring Orientation

On Monday, January 9, 2017 there will be a mandatory Spring Orientation session for new Eureka College students. The Spring Orientation will include important information for all new students about student life, information technology, financial aid, the library, and college policies, as well as an opportunity to meet some of our current students and fellow new students.

Spring Orientation will begin at 1:00 pm in Moser Lobby of the Donald B. Cerf Center with Check-in. Your student ID photo will also be taken during Check-in. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of informational sessions concluding with an Optional Campus Tour of the academic buildings.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 4, 2017 with the names of those attending by emailing or calling Student Services at (309) 467-6420. If you are unable to attend please let us know. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you in January!