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Homecoming 2012

Homecoming Week is Oct. 8-13 at Eastern Illinois University, and, as usual, it is jam-packed with fun-filled activities for every segment of the EIU family.

Current students, faculty or staff members, alumni, and community members will all find plenty to enjoy throughout the week. If you're not convinced, just take a look at this video to see what kind of fun we had during Homecoming 2011:

While you'll want to make sure you check out our full listing of this year's Homecoming Week activities, here are some of the highlights:

Monday

The "Royal Blue" coronation ceremony kicks off festivities Monday night; the winners of this week's Homecoming King and Queen voting will be announced. The proceedings, which also include naming of the Homecoming Prince and Princess, Faculty King and Queen, and Lil' Prince and Princess, begin at 7 p.m. in the south gym at McAfee Gymnasium.

Tuesday

Whether you're a youngster or an adult, Tuesday's Family Fun Night promises a good time for the entire EIU community. Planned activities include BINGO, refreshments, carnival games, inflatable games, and prizes for all ages.

Wednesday

If you're on campus Wednesday, make sure you get yourself some Panther gear at our "Bleed Blue" Shirt Swap! All you have to do is bring a shirt from another college or university to the MLK Jr. Union Bookstore; we'll donate that shirt to a good cause and give you a discount on a brand new EIU T-shirt.

Thursday

Eastern's commitment to community service takes a front seat Thursday in the Panther Pile-Up — a service opportunity with a hint of adventure! Participants take part in a "reverse scavenger hunt" and give back to the community all at once.

Also, faculty and staff should make sure to stop by the South Quad beginning at 11:30 a.m. for the Blue-B-Que appreciation picnic. Good food and great prizes are in store for all who attend.

Friday

Business really picks up Friday night with the "Yell Like Hell" pep rally and "Who Wants to be a Mascot?" contest at McAfee Gym. Before that 7 p.m. extravaganza, EIU Panther Club hosts a 1 p.m. golf outing at Charleston Country Club. The Student Publications alumni reunion also kicks off the first of two days' worth of activities.

Saturday

Obviously the football game against Jacksonville State and the Homecoming Parade are the main attractions, but you can get an early start to the day at the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and the 12 Annual Homecoming Race.

The 50th Class Reunion is scheduled to honor the Class of 1962, while the rest of the Student Publications Alumni activities and the Homecoming Dance wraps up a busy day.

What's Up…Buttercup

Nov01

Second Annual Newman Night

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union
5:00 pm

Nov04
Nov05

Fall Education Job Fair

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nov06
Nov07
Nov07

full calendar

Social Stream

@Abi K

Wish I were at @eiu for homecoming weekend, have fun and gooooo Panthers! #BleedBlue

This girl just won on the EIU cash cab:) thanks also S/O to housing director,Mark, for the panther marching band support:) #EIU @eiupmb @eiu @eiupanthernation

If you're wearing blue and know your #EIU trivia, keep an eye out for the Panther Cab! You could catch a ride and win some awesome EIU swag! #EIUHomecoming2014 #PantherPride #RealPanthersWearBlue