About the Eclipse
The 2017 total solar eclipse is an event to experience, especially at the "Eclipse Crossroads of America"! Learn more about the Eclipse here.
On-Campus Eclipse Housing
Stay in the heart of it all. Enjoy conveniently located on-campus housing in Schneider Hall, one of our 17-story towers. Schneider Hall is located on East Campus. Click here to view a campus map. You'll be in close proximity to some of the best eclipse events in southern Illinois! Take advantage of your location - leave your vehicle parked and walk to some of the best eclipse events in Southern Illinois!
Eclipse Housing is available in Schneider Hall, from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Check in opens on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Check out is by 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Each two-bedroom suite includes one small connecting bathroom, containing a shower stall and toilet. A sink is located within each bedroom. A total of four twin extra-long beds are included in the two-bedroom suite, with two beds in each bedroom. A maximum of eight people are permitted per two-bedroom suite, however, additional beds are not available. Linen is provided for each bed, for a total of four per suite. Additional guests staying without beds should bring a sleeping bag or their own bedding. The average room layout is shown below. Some rooms may vary.
Eclipse Dining Package
A dining package is available for Eclipse Housing guests for $90 per person, plus tax. This includes unlimited access to Trueblood Dining Hall during dates and times listed below. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat fare, including home-style cooking, lighter choices, soup and salad bars and vegan and vegetarian entrees. The dining package will be available for purchase online once you have registered for your room. NOTE: This dining package is not available for purchase on campus during the event, so be sure to purchase your package online after registering.
Dining Hours for Eclipse Housing Guests
|DAY||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Saturday, Aug. 19||11 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 20||11 a.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Monday, Aug 21||7 a.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug 22||7 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
Parking for Eclipse Housing Guests
Eclipse Housing guest parking is available in lot 106, just east of Schneider Hall. Click here for a parking map. On this map, lot 106 is shown in green. The parking fee is $36 per permit, with two permits available per suite. Permits will be available for purchase once you have registered for your suite. These permits are only available to guests staying in Eclipse Housing.
Eclipse Housing Rates and Registration
The Eclipse Housing package is for three nights, regardless of your actual dates of arrival and departure. The cost is $800 for the entire suite, plus tax. Please become familiar with our Terms and Conditions, as well as the Assumption of Risk statements. Payment in full is required during registration and all purchases are nonrefundable. There will be no refunds of any kind.
Once a suite is purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.
To make a reservation, click here.