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Distinguished Senior Luncheon

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Register Online Now

We will honor 25 of our most prominent seniors for their outstanding achievements during the Distinguished Senior Awards Luncheon.

2014 Distinguished Seniors:

  • Zach Samples
  • Geena Anselmo
  • Jennifer Seiler
  • Katherine Ozark
  • Coleman Covington
  • Justin Hensley
  • Nicholas Tieman
  • Kandice Westray
  • Whitney Greger
  • Elizabeth Burbatt
  • Kaylia Eskew
  • Emily Dupuis
  • Bianca Tomlin
  • Allison Moran
  • Megan Miller
  • Sabrina Cantrell
  • Elizabeth Lamb
  • Alyssa Doranski
  • Michelle Cheval
  • Brandy Woods
  • Rachel Fecht
  • Anna Percival
  • Ben Wilburn
  • Maria Buhrmann
  • Phyllis Frimpong


As an award recipient, you will receive three complimentary meals, one for you and up to two guests. Any additional meals are $11 per person. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 24 by using the online form or by calling 217-581-6616. 

This event is business casual.  If you are unable to attend, arrangements will be made to mail your plaque to your permanent home address.


Panther Athletics Springfield Golf Outing

Friday, May 2, 2014


Eastern Illinois Athletics invites you to join other EIU alumni, fans, and golfers for this event. All proceeds go to directly support Panther student-athlete scholarships.

  • Friday, May 2
  • Registration: 11:00 a.m.
  • Buffet Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
  • Shotgun Start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Plated Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
    • Piper Glen Golf Club
    • 7112 Piper Glen Drive
    • Springfield, IL


  • $100 EACH or
  • $375 FOURSOME
    • Register online or call 217-581-2310


Spring Commencement

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ceremony Times:

  • 9 am: College of Sciences and the Graduate School
  • Noon: College of Arts & Humanities and the Graduate School
  •             School of Continuing Education – BA in General Studies
  • 3 pm: College of Education & Professional Studies and the Graduate School
  • 6 pm: Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences and the Graduate School

Visit http://www.eiu.edu/commence/ or contact Marty Hackler at mlhackler@eiu.edu or 217-581-6892 for more information. Parents, give the perfect gift to your graduate with our 2014 Grad Packs!

Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Register Online Now

Join alumni and friends in Arlington for an afternoon of baseball as EIU alumnus Tim Bogar, bench coach for the Rangers, faces off against EIU alumnus Kevin Seitzer, hitting coach for the Blue Jays!  

  • Tickets: $30 per person
    • Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday $1, 13 and under
    • The first 15,000 will receive a Prince Fielder Bobblehead 
    • We will be gathering as a group at the Budweiser Bowtie behind center field prior to the game.

​​Please purchase tickets by Friday, May 9 by using the online form, calling 800-ALUM-EIU, or emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu.

Student/Alumni Cubs Outing

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


  • Cubs vs. Mets 
  • Wrigley Field
  • 7:05 p.m. 

EIU Alumni Central IL Winery Tour

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Register Online Now

Join fellow alumni as we tour four local wineries and discover the art of wine-making.  You will have a chance to taste multiple wines and get a tour of each winery.  

  • Tickets $35 (includes a reserved seat on a bus, tasting fees, and an EIU gift)
    • Must be 21 years of age to attend
    • The buses will assembled from the north side Lantz Arena in Charleston at 9:00 a.m. 
    • Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks or purchase snacks at each winery. 
    • Tickets will be mailed out 2 weeks in advance.
  • Tour Route:
    • Cameo Vineyards – Greenup, IL
    • Tuscan Hills Winery – Effingham, IL
    • Vahling Vineyards – Stewardson, IL
    • Niemerg Winery – Findlay, IL

To purchase tickets please register online, call 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348) or email alumeiu@eiu.edu. 


Panther Athletics Naperville Golf Outing

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Chicago-EIU Golf Classic at White Eagle Golf Course, a private Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, featuring rolling hills, magnificent fairways and a healthy challenge. All proceeds from the golf outing and auction directly support Eastern Illinois University student-athletes!

  • Registration: 11:00 a.m.
  • Buffet Lunch:  11:30 a.m.
  • Shotgun Start:  1:00 p.m.
  • Plated Dinner:  6:00 p.m.
    • White Eagle Golf Course
    • 3400 Club Drive
    • Naperville, IL


  • $175 EACH or
  • $700 FOURSOME
  • Register online or call 217-581-2310

Kane County Cougars Game

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - Register Online Now

Bring out the whole family for Chicago Sports Team Night at a Kane County Cougars game! Show your spirit by wearing gear from your favorite Chicago sports team and test your sports skills with between inning skills competition.  There will even be a post-game fireworks show featuring all of the Chicago sports teams' fight songs. 

Kane County Cougars vs Wisconsin TimberRattlers


  • $15 per ticket ($4 from each ticket will go towards EIU Alumni Association scholarships)
  • Children 3 and under: FREE

*The Kane County Cougars are a Class A-Affilliate of the Chicago Cubs

Order your tickets by Thursday, June 12 using the online order form, via email at alumeiu@eiu.edu, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU.

Arlington Park Horse Races

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Register Online Now

Join alumni and friends for a day of fun at the horse races in Arlington Heights!  

Tickets: $30 (includes race entry, lunch, & two drink tickets)

Pavilion Picnic: 12:30 pm

Race Begins: 1:00 pm

Please register by Thursday, June 12 using the online order form, via email at alumeiu@eiu.edu, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU.

Annual Cardinals Game

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Register Online Now

Join us for our Annual Alumni Outing at the Cardinals Party Suites!

The first 25,000 fans will receive a Jim Edmonds Bobblehead.

Suite Tickets:

  • Alumni Association member pricing: $70 (Includes a seat in the Party Suites and unlimited food & beverages.)
  • Non-member pricing: $75  (Includes a seat in the Party Suites and unlimited food & beverages.)
    • Not a member? Join here!
    • A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go toward Legacy Scholarships.

Order your tickets online, or call 800-ALUM-EIU by Monday, June 23.  You can also email us at alumeiu@eiu.edu. Please note that these tickets sell out quickly each year!  


Cubs vs. Cards at Wrigley Field

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Register Online Now

Calling all Cubs and Cardinals fans! Join us for our Annual Cubs Alumni Outing at Wrigley Field on Friday, July 25 in Chicago.

There will also be a pre-game reception held from 1-3 p.m. in Wrigleyville.

Game Tickets:

  • Alumni Association member pricing: $55    ​

               Please contact 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348) to verify membership status before ordering

  • Non-member pricing: $60 
    • Not a member? Join here!

Pre-game Wristbands:

  • Wristband Option 1: $15 (includes unlimited soft drinks and food)
  • Wristband Option 2: $30 (includes unlimited beer/wine and food)

Please RSVP by registering online, calling 800-ALUM-EIU, or emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu by Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Please note that tickets are first come, first serve and sell out quickly!

Family Weekend 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Boo! at the Zoo

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Family Friendly Fun! Stay tuned for details!

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • October 2014


FCS Centennial Celebration

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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.

Visit here for more information and stay tuned for registration updates.


Homecoming Weekend 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Class of 1964 50th Reunion -SAVE THE DATE

Friday, October 24, 2014