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Family Weekend 

October 9-11, 2015

 This year's Family Weekend is packed full of fun and exciting events to share with the entire family.  Friday night's entertainment will be Adam Kario, a two-time world champion juggler and comedian.  On Saturday afternoon you and your family can help cheer the EIU Panthers to victory against Southeast Missouri.  

 In light of the recent cancellation of the FW Concert event featuring Three Dog Night an entertainment showcase is set to make its debut during the 2015 EIU Family Weekend. EIU students and families are invited to participate in a special evening of family, fun and entertainment at this year’s EIU Family Funfest scheduled to take place Saturday, October 10th, from 7 p.m. to10 p.m. in the MLK Jr. Union.

All events are FREE ADMISSION

The event will feature a wide variety of live and interactive entertainment showcases with EIU student and families in mind that include – Renowned Comedy Hypnotist Erick Kand, Comedian/Ventriloquist Marc Rubben, Roving Balloon Artist, Caricature Artist, Facepainter, Interactive Game Show “Thinkfast”, a Kid’s Corner, BIG Red Chair Photos, Green Screen Photos, Bingo, Bowling/Billiards, giveaways, door prizes and more!

In addition, discounts and specials will be featured throughout the university union business operations in the EIU foodcourt, bookstore, Java B&B and Panther Pantry! What better way for EIU families and students to spend a FREE fun-filled evening packed with fun, food, entertainment and giveaways for everyone! 


Do you need a laptop?

The Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Bookstore sells laptops with special pricing by Apple and Dell for qualified purchasers.

Gift Baskets Now Available!

The Ticket Office is now offering gift baskets that can be given to your student!

Gift baskets available include:

  • The Move In Basket $30
  • The Halloween Basket $20
  • Fall Finals Basket $20
  • Valentines Basket $20
  • Spring Finals Basket $20
  • EIU Gift Basket Complete Set (all 5 baskets) $99

For more information, click here!

Our Mission Statement

The Martin Luther King Jr. University Union will strive to provide services and programs in response to students' physical, social, recreational and educational needs. The union also seeks to serve the campus and community by providing a center for meetings, conferences, banquets and camps.