Transfer Student

Hey everyone! I am transferring to EIU this next fall, and though I am sooooo excited, a part of me is worried.

I worked full time and went to school at night at the community college, which is why it took this long to transfer. So, I am 24 and a Junior going into English with a teacher cert.

Anyone here had any experience transferring, or being an older student? Though I am super outgoing, and hopefully going to be placed in Stevensen, I am worried about making friends. I guess what I want to know is if it is easy to make friends around campus? Especially if you haven't been there since Freshman year. Everyone seemed friendly enough when I went for my debut, and I am hoping that won't change?

Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Hi everyone!

Next semester I'll be getting an apartment at University Court, however I need a roommate.
If you know any females who might be interested, please let me know.

Some info about me:
age - 21
school year - senior
major - english and spanish education
cleanliness - average/tidy
drinking - average/minimal
study - aveage

If you know anyone who might be interested, please have them email me at
Capt Nemo

Moving to Illinois EIU

 Greetings EIU folks, I'm retiring from the Navy in the next few months and looking at returning home to Illinois to go back to college.  I'll be visiting several colleges and universities around the state next month.  I'm curious to hear your experiences at the campus and hear about the university other than the standard spiel that comes from the staff and paid bloggers.

While I've not yet  picked a major or minor (for that matter).  I'm still debating over what I want to do for another 20 years after I spend a little breather time in college. I'd like to hear about the campus and people's impression about the community around Charleston. My wife and I are looking for a quite (and semi-normal) area to raise  a family as well as have fun as adults and as parents.  

A few off the top of my head questions for anyone to answer:

Are there any local game and comics shop in the area?

Are there any local gaming (table top games/euro games) groups in the area?

What are the seasons/weather like lately?

Has campus life been changed by the economy?

Do students get enough time to meet with their advisors and are they helpful or useless?

Are the plenty of open park areas and recreational activities other than campus activities to pursue?

If you could stay in the area and raise children would it be worth it?

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What's the best way to get to EIU from Champaign-Urbana?

Is there a mountain-biking club down there? What are some good places to see and eat?

I'll most likely be transferring in the fall so I want to learn as much about the area as I can (first visit tomorrow)!


Chucks and gowns are perfect attire.


I don't how many of you are Greek, but I'm curious to know how any of you feel about the Opinion Article that was published today in the Daily Eastern News.
Chucks and gowns are perfect attire.


Don't forget to vote for homecoming candidates!

I am advertising for Kristi Eissler of Alpha Sigma Tau for Queen and Kyle Dietz of the Triad for King.

But who ever you choose is great!


I can't wait for Mr. Belding to be here!