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Welcome to the EIU Lanes Homepage! 

EIU Lanes offers a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, and the community!  Whether it is bowling a few games, joining one of our bowling leagues, playing pool or an arcade game, or just hanging out and watching TV, the EIU Bowling Lanes is the place to be on campus!  

Along with our faculty/staff league, we have started a student league!  The student league is held every fall and spring semesters.  More information regarding the leagues, as well as, our prices, prices, daily specials, how to reserve lanes, and information regarding our birthday party packages can all be found below!  

EIU Lanes is a smoke and alcohol free facility that caters not only to the EIU family, but also to the Charleston community.  We are located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union on the Eastern Illinois University campus.  Call us at 581-7457 or stop by if you have any questions!  Check us out on Facebook as well at!  Also follow us on Twitter!

We are now offering PUNCH CARDS!!!  Buy 10 games = 1 free game token!!!


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Bowling and Billiard Prices 

Bowling w/ Student I.D. $2.00/game
Non-Student - Bowling $2.50/game
Cosmic Bowling $2.25/game
Shoe Rental $1.00/game
Billiards $0.75/game


Spring and Fall Open Bowling Hours 

Monday 9:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-10:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-10:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-11:00pm

Weekly Specials (During Spring & Fall Semesters)

3-for-2 Special ALL WEEK Before 6:00pm Every third game is free! (shoe rental not included)
Dine-n-Bowl Special  Sunday 6:00-9:00pm  Pay $10 = includes 3 games, rental shoes, and a select Food Court combo meal!
Free Shoe Rental Bowling Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 7:00-10:00pm Bowl games without having to pay for rental shoes!!
Dollar Day Wednesday 4:00-10:00pm $1/game, $1/shoes, $1/soda
 Cosmic Giveaway Bowling  Friday  8:00-11:00pm Come bowl and have a chance to win prizes!
 Cosmic Glow Pin Bowling  Saturday  8:00-11:00pm Bowl a strike with a head colored glow pin and win a free game!
 *For the Dine-n-Bowl Special, you must first come to the EIU Bowling Lanes to pay $10 upfront.  Once paid, you will receive a voucher that can be taken to the Food Court in order to get your select combo meal.  The list of meals are listed below and are also listed on the voucher.  We ask that you get your meal either before or after bowling, but not during bowling.  However, you may eat your meal at the Food Court or bring it down with you and eat while bowling!
List of select Food Court combo meals with the Dine-n-Bowl Special:
*Grilled Cheese Combo
*1-topping Pizza Combo
*Single Burger Combo
*Sandwich & Chips Combo
*Hotdog Combo
EIU Bowling Lanes Contact Information:
Ronnie Hellman, EIU Lanes Manager
Colleen Peterlich, Assistant Director, MLK Jr. University Union