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"We're Wild About EIU!”
Fall 2016 Prowl Weekend Events
Aug. 18-21, 2016

Eastern Illinois University is welcoming new and returning students back to campus, kicking off a new school year with its annual PROWL weekend. These three fun-filled days, featuring novelty entertainment, games, food, prizes and giveaways, will be sponsored by University Board (UB) and EIU Student Government.

NEW STUDENT MIXER: “IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE”
AUG. 18, 9-11 P.M.
MLK JR. UNION, GRAND BALLROOM

This year's mix/mingle highlights include a screening of “The Jungle Book” on an indoor movie screen; refreshments and door prizes will also be available.

UP ALL NITE: “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”
AUG. 19, 7-11 P.M.
MLK JR. UNION, GRAND BALLROOM

Members of the EIU student body can take a "walk on the wild side" during Up All Nite in the MLK Jr. Union Grand Ballroom. Highlights of this four-hour “after dark” event will feature bingo, $1 bowling and FREE shoe rentals, jungle critter creation stations, personalized flipbooks, can wrap, THINKfast game show, novelty games such as Brain Art, funny money booth, giveaways and a face paint artist. Refreshments provided. Giveaways include T-shirts and MORE!

QUAKIN' THE QUAD: “EVERY JUNGLE HAS A PANTHER"
AUG. 21, 7-11 P.M.
STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

EIU students looking for the "bear necessities" should check out Quakin' the Quad at the rec center. Highlights of this event include:

  • TRONsystem Cube XL Mobile Lazer Tag (the largest mobile laser tag in the U.S.)
  • Inflatable Games
  • Toxic Twist Obstacle Course
  • Four-Man Joust
  • BIG Baller
  • Hippo Chow Down
  • Double-Shot Basketball Challenge
  • Funny Money Booth
  • Music by DJ Glenn Patterson

In addition, we'll have free UB PROWL T-shirts, food, and more!

FIRST NIGHT: “LEGION OF BLUE!" PEP RALLY
AUG. 21, 8 P.M., O'BRIEN FIELD (RAIN LOCATION: McAFEE GYM)

It's time to bring the noise at EIU! To celebrate the start of a new school year, EIU students will showcase their Panther pride and spirit during the 2016 First Night Pep Rally. Hosted by Omar Solomon and Hailey Tellier, highlights of the event include performances by the EIU cheer and Pink Panther teams, spirit contests/competitions, T-shirt giveaways, free EIU swag, and more!

EIU President David Glassman, EIU Student Government leaders, Panther football players, and head football coach Kim Dameron will be on hand to fire up the EIU student body as we gear up for the Panthers' home opener against Western Illinois on Sept. 1.