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August 15-18, 2013

University Board and Student Government kick off every new academic year with back-to-school programs, starting the Thursday before Fall classes begin with Mix It Up. Friday is Up All Nite, Saturday is Quakin' The Quad and festivities end Sunday with Student Government's First Night.

Events are all free to EIU students. Each year, event themes change along with the activities offered. Themes have included Fantasy Factory and Jammin' Jamaica, Spies Like US. Activities have included a rock climbing wall, free food, raffles, bingo, comedy shows, live reptiles and amphibians, free T-shirts, etc.

University Board and Student Government works with other departments and offices on campus to make these events possible. If you are interested in helping plan these events, look into joining University Board or Student Government.

2013 Back to School Events



Thursday, August 15, 7pm-10pm, South Quad



Friday, August 16, 7pm-11pm, MLK Jr. Union


Quakin’ the Quad – "BLUE LAGOON"

Saturday, August 17, 7pm-11pm, South Quad


First Night - "TBD"

Sunday, August 18, 8pm-9pm, South Quad

The final event of Back to School weekend is First Night. This event is a large scale pep rally that will show you how to "Bleed BLUE!" You will become familiar with the EIU fight song, President Perry, marching band, Billy, Student Athletes, and many more great EIU traditions.