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

January 25, 2021

  • Eureka College will host an on-campus orientation day where you will learn about other resources on campus, meet faculty and staff, and start building relationships with your peers. Please click "view the full schedule of events" for additional information.

  • Check-In will begin at 9:00 a.m.

  • RSVP at https://bit.ly/3jss7og to secure your spot for orientation

  • Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life at studentservices@eureka.edu.


 View the January  2021 Orientation Schedule 



Experience Eureka: New Student Summer Orientation

Dates: TBD


The entire Eureka College community is committed to making each student’s transition to college life as successful as possible.

During Experience Eureka, students will:

  • Meet their peers
  • Network with current students
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Meet representatives from campus services & programs

During Experience Eureka: Orientation, families and guests will:

  • Receive additional information about the college and resources
  • Gain insight into the adjustments students and families will face during the next few years
  • Become better acquainted with the campus and university personnel



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

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 eeaton@eureka.edu before you attend orientation. 

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How to Purchase Books

Please check your email for an announcement as to when the bookstore will be opening and deadlines for purchasing books. When the bookstore opens for the Fall semester, books will be automatically be ordered for you and put on your student account if you do not place an order or opt out of the program by the deadline.


By placing an order of any kind you will be excluded from the auto-order OR you have the option to opt out of the process, but this MUST be done by the deadline.


Visit this tutorial for how to purchase books!

Books can be purchased by visiting:  https://bncvirtual.com/eureka


Once you receive an email from MBS Books with your access ID number, you will know your schedule is loaded.  You must use your eureka email and student (Sonis) ID. Process is simple from there. Enter with your student ID to view your materials with your schedule and required book information. Choose from new, used, rental, e-books and marketplace. You have the option to pay with credit card, PayPal or your student account using your access ID sent to you from MBS.   Shipping to the college is free before the deadline.



Email us: studentservices@eureka.edu

Call us: 309-467-6420