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2017 Homecoming

Monday, October 16, 2017 |


Homecoming 2017 "Let The Good Times Roar"

Homecoming week - October 16-22



Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 21

EIU vs Jacksonville St

Class of 1967 50th Class Reunion

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Register Now

Join us in commemorating of the Class of 1967 and the 50th Anniversary of your graduation from EIU. Our office will host a celebratory weekend in your honor in conjunction with EIU’s 2017 Homecoming on October 20 & 21. 


The 2017 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be as follows:


Friday, October 20                    

Social Hour

Livingston C. Lord Society Pinning Ceremony

Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming parade    

Alumni Tailgate at Tent City

Homecoming Football Game

Alumni Awards Dinner 

EIU Football and Cheerleader Reunion - 100th Homecoming Football Game

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Register Now

This year, EIU will celebrate its 100th Homecoming football game, and we are honored to invite you back to campus to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join your former football and cheerleading squad members this fall and enjoy the unique nostalgia and excitement that only an EIU Homecoming weekend can provide!

Save The Dates!

Homecoming weekend takes place Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, and includes:

Friday, October 20

     4:00pm - O'Brien Tour 

               Enjoy of tour of O'Brien facilities and see all the exciting changes that have taken place over the years.  

     6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Social Reception - Grand Ballroom - University Union 

               This is an opportunity for you and your former teammates to join together and catch up.  Hors d'oeuvres and cash refreshments will be available.  

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Saturday, October 21 (Homecoming Day)

      9:30am - Homecoming parade 

      11:30am - Reunion Tailgate - O'Brien Stadium

                  Enjoy a tailgate with former football players, cheerleaders, family and friends.  $10 for a ticket which includes lunch and a cash bar will be available.  

       2:00pm - Homecoming Football Game vs Jacksonville State 

                   EIU hosts Jacksonville State for the100 Homecoming football game.  Game tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for high school age and $5 for youth, ages 4 and up.  (Discounted price is for advance ticket sales only)


If you are planning to attend Homecoming 2017, we strongly encourage you to book rooms by making your reservations at a local hotel. A listing of available accommodations is available at www.eiu.edu/alumni/lodging.php.



2017 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Register Now

Join us for the 2017 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor nine of our alumni for outstanding achievements.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.

Awards Dinner:  7 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Second Floor

Tickets: $30 a person


Guests of Honor

Outstanding Young Alumnus – Timothy Martin ’06

Distinguished Educator – Kevin Settle ’76

Distinguished Alumna/us   

                                       Roscoe “Dan” Cougill ’63

                                       John Craft ’69, ’74

                                       Major Charles B. Hall ex ’42

                                       Nancie King Mertz ‘77

                                       Larry Morton ’82

                                       Alan Nielsen ’87

                                      Jenifer Wyss ’94



Please purchase tickets by October 18 online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).

Sociology/Anthropology 50th Anniversary

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Register Now

Alumni and Current Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends!

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, we will be hosting a 5oth Anniversary Homecoming Reception in the Foyer of Blair Hall, our campus home. From 8:00 am to 9:30 am, join us for breakfast beverages and an assortment of treats and share a piece of yourself with us! The Homecoming Parade begins just outside of Blair, so you will not miss a second of the action!

If you are planning on coming to Homecoming, please join us in Blair Hall for coffee and tea, snacks, conversation, and opportunities to reminisce.