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FCS Centennial Celebration

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Register Online Now

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University is officially 100 years old!  They will be marking the occasion with a special celebration in conjunction with EIU’s Homecoming the week of October 22-25, 2014.  Join with FCS faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and students from Wednesday, October 22 to Friday, October 24, as we participate in community services activities.

  • Nike Reuse-A-Shoe
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • One Stop Community Christmas - fleece blanket assembly
  • 10 Different After School Sites - Student "Teachers" needed
  • Senior Wishes

Please RSVP for the Service Day you will be attending. For more information on service dates, please visit our website.


  • 4 - 6 p.m. - FCS Open House Reception Klehm Hall, Room 1418
  • 7 - 9 p.m. - Homecoming Pep Rally McAfee Gym - South


  • 9 a.m. - Homecoming Parade 7th Street and Lincoln Avenue
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tailgate/Alumni Tent City adjacent to O'Brien Field; visit with friends as you walk through Tent City. This annual tradition features food, entertainment and giveaways ... all free!
  • 1:30 p.m. - Homecoming football game EIU vs Tennessee State
    • Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Youth $5

Please RSVP and order tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348). If you have any questions please call 217-581-6076.

Homecoming Weekend 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Class of 1964 50th Reunion

Friday, October 24, 2014 - Register Online Now

Welcome back the class of 1964! 

The EIU Alumni Services office is preparing a special celebration for Golden Anniversary, 50th Class Reunion, to be held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, October 24-25, 2014

Classmates attending the reunion dinner will be inducted into the Livingston C. Lord Society, named in honor of EIU’s first President. 


Friday, October 24

          4:00 pm – Riding campus tour

                      * Will leave from MLK Jr. University Union     

50th Class Reunion DinnerMLK Jr. Union – University Ballroom

         5:00 pm- Social Hour

          5:30pm- Livingston C. Lord Pinning Ceremony

          6:00pm- Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner

Saturday, October 25               

          9:30am- EIU Annual Homecoming parade

         10:30am- Tent City - O'Brien stadium 

          1:30pm- Homecoming football game- Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee State

Annual Alumni Awards DinnerMLK Jr. Union – Grand Ballroom

       Join us as the Alumni Association honors eight of our alumni for their outstanding achievements.

           6:00pm- Social Hour

           7:00pm- Awards Dinner and presentation


Order tickets to any event online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258- 6348).  If you have any questions please feel free to call or email alumeiu@eiu.edu.

2014 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Register Online Now

Join us for the 2014 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor eight of our alumni for outstanding achievements.

Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.

Awards Dinner:  7 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Second Floor

Tickets: $25 a person


Guests of Honor

Outstanding Young Alumnus – Kristofer Howard ‘00

Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award – Jerry Zachary ’61, ‘88

Distinguished Educator – Eric Bright ‘12

Distinguished Alumna/us – Suzanne Barchers ‘67

                                            Charles Bell ’67, ‘69

                                            Nancy Elwess ‘76

                                            Michelle Hanlon ‘93

                                            Mary Anne Hanner ’72, ‘74


Please purchase tickets by October 21 online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).

80's Mystery Dinner

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Register Online Now

80's Mystery Dinner 

  • Saturday, November 15 
  • 6:00-8:30pm
  • Rathskeller Room 
  • MLK Jr. University Union 
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Tickets: $45 (includes a full-course dinner, drinks, & an evening of entertainment)

This is your chance to be in a real life detective story, complete with professional actors and props! Join us for an evening of intrigue and mystery, food and fun. Feel free to dress the part, the stage will be set in the 80's...or come as you are!

Register for this event online, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348)