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August 21 - 24, 2014

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.

2014 Back to School Events

NEW STUDENT MIXER - “Welcome to the Panther District”

Thursday, August 21, 7pm-10pm, South Quad


Up All Nite- “In the BIG Blue Capitol

Friday, August 22, 7pm-11pm, MLK Jr. Union


Quakin’ the Quad – "The Panther Games: Catching the Blue Blaze"

Saturday, August 23, 7pm-11pm, South Quad


First Night - "Blue Rising"

Sunday, August 24, 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.