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Northern Illinois University Tailgate (09/21/2013)

Eastern Illinois travels to DeKalb Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. 

​Panther football fans and EIU alumni, this is your chance to watch the Ohio Valley Conference Champion Panthers take on last year's Orange Bowl participants, the Northern Illinois Huskies.  

Join the EIU Alumni Association and Panther Athletics before the game at the ultimate tailgate catered by Goose Island. 


Tailgate: 3 p.m. 

EIU vs. NIU Kickoff: 6 p.m.


***Game ticket - $15 (tickets are in a higher section) 

Tailgate Option 1 (unlimited food, soda and water) - $28

Tailgate Option 2 (unlimited food, soda, and Goose Island beer and wine) - $40


Order over the phone by calling 800-ALUM-EIU

Game tickets will be mailed out in advance.


Student/Alumni Golf Outing (10/05/2013)

Presented by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) and Student Government

Join us for our first-ever student/alumni golf outing!  The event will be hosted by Alumni Services’ new student group Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) and EIU Student Government.  This is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your alma mater by providing students with invaluable real-world advice and networking tips that have served you well in the years since your time at EIU.

  • Price per golfer: $45 (Includes 18 holes, meal, and two beverage tickets)
  • Sponsorship Option 1 (hole) - $25/hole (Includes sponsorship of a hole with a custom sign)
  • Sponsorship Option 2 (t-shirt) - $50 (Includes your logo printed on the official golf outing t-shirts)
  • Sponsorship Option 2 (hole & t-shirt) - $75 (Includes a custom sign per each sponsored hole & your logo printed on the official golf outing t-shirts)

2013 Alumni Awards Dinner (10/19/2013)

Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.

Awards Dinner:  7 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Second Floor

Please RSVP by Friday, October 11.  For additional information, please contact the Alumni Association at 800-ALUM-EIU or alumeiu@eiu.edu.  


Naples EIU Alumni Reception (03/22/2014)

Join fellow alumni and friends for our Annual Naples Alumni Reception in Florida.  Hors d'oeuvres and a host bar will be provided. 

Saturday, March 22

2:00-4:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples 

12200 Tamiami Trail North

Naples, Florida  34110

RSVP online, call 800-ALUM-EIU, or email alumeiu@eiu.edu by March 19.


EIU vs. ISU Football Outing (09/13/2014)

Join your fellow alumni, fans and friends in Normal, Ill, for an EIU pre-game tailgate and football outing, co-sponsored by the EIU Alumni Association and Panther Club.

Tailgate: 10 am
Redbird Tent Zone
University High School Practice Field

$15 - Tailgate Option 1 (unlimited food and soda)

$ 20 - Tailgate Option 2 (Unlimited food, beer and soda)

All-you-can-eat buffet provided by Bandana's Bar-B-Q. Must have a valid ID to acquire alcohol.


Kick-Off: 12 pm
Hancock Stadium
Intersection of N. Main and W. Locust Streets

Tickets $30

Tickets and a tailgate map will be mailed one week prior to the outing.

Order tickets online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).

St. Louis Rams vs Dallas Cowboys (09/21/2014)

Join us in watching EIU Notable Alumnus, Tony Romo '03, and the Dallas Cowboys take on the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis in September.


Sunday, September 21 12:00pm

St. Louis Rams vs Dallas Cowboys

Edwards Jones Dome

901 N Broadway St. Louis, MO

Tickets $105 *price includes ticket to Rams vs Dallas game and a second game of your choice

  • Rams vs San Francisco 49ers – Mon, Oct 13 7:30pm
  • Rams vs Seattle Seahawks – Sun, Oct 19 12:00pm
  • Rams vs Oakland Raiders – Sun, Nov 30 12:00pm
  • *Game tickets are limited so order quickly.  Please indicate your top two choices for the second game.  First choice will be awarded as long as there are tickets available.

Tickets will be mailed out in advance


Pre-game tailgate Sunday, Sept 21 (tickets sold separately)


Tickets $20 (unlimited food and beverages)


Please RSVP by registering online, calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348), or emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu.

Chicago Blackhawks Training Camp (09/22/2014)

Join fellow alumni, family and friends at the Chicago Blackhawks Training Camp Festival!  Watch a live practice and scrimmage of the Chicago Blackhawks!  Appearances from Blackhawk alumni, live music, food and drink, and entertainment for all ages.

First 12,000 fans will receive a Duncan Keith bobblehead!  


Monday, September 22 @ 5:00pm

United Center - 1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 

Tickets $8 (A portion of the ticket will go towards Legacy Scholarships)

*Tickets will be mailed out in advance.


Purchase tickets online, calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348), or emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu.  


FCS Centennial Celebration (10/22/2014)

Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University is officially 100 years old!  They will be marking the occasion with a special celebration in conjunction with EIU's Homecoming the week of October 22-25, 2014.  Join with FCS faculty, staff, alumni, friends and students from Wednesday, October 22 to Friday, October 24, as we participate in community services acctivities

  • Nike Reuse-A-Shoe
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • One Stop Community Christmas - fleece blanket assembly
  • 10 Different After School Sites - Student "Teachers" needed
  • Senior Wishes

Please RSVP for the Service Day you will be attending.  For more information on Service Dates, please visit our website.  



  • 4 - 6 pm FCS Open House Reception Klehm Hall, Room 1418
  • 7 - 9 pm Homecoming Pep Rally McAfee Gym - South 


  • 9 am Homecoming Parade  7th Street and Lincoln Ave 
  • 10:30 - 1:30 pm Tailgate/Alumni Tent City adjacent to O'Brien Field; visit with friends as you walk through Tent City.  This annual tradition features food, entertainment and giveaways... all free!
  • 1:30 pm Homecoming football game - EIU vs Tennessee State
    • Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Youth $5​​


Please RSVP and order tickets online.  Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).  If you have any questions please call 217-581-6076



Class of 1964 50th Reunion (10/24/2014)

Welcome back the class of 1964! 

The EIU Alumni Services office is preparing a special celebration for Golden Anniversary, 50th Class Reunion, to be held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, October 24-25, 2014

Classmates attending the reunion dinner will be inducted into the Livingston C. Lord Society, named in honor of EIU’s first President. 


Friday, October 24

          4:00 pm – Riding campus tour

                      * Will leave from MLK Jr. foyer     

50th Class Reunion DinnerMLK Jr. Union – University Ballroom

         5:00 pm- Social Hour

          5:30pm- Livingston C. Lord Pinning Ceremony

          6:00pm- Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner

Saturday, October 25               

          9:30am- EIU Annual Homecoming parade

         10:30am- Tent City - O'Brien stadium 

          1:30pm- Homecoming football game- Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee State

Annual Alumni Awards DinnerMLK Jr. Union – Grand Ballroom

       Join us as the Alumni Association honors eight of our alumni for their outstanding achievements.

           6:00pm- Social Hour

           7:00pm- Awards Dinner and presentation


Order tickets to any event online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258- 6348).  If you have any questions please feel free to call or email alumeiu@eiu.edu.

Mystery Dinner (11/15/2014)

  • Mystery Dinner
  • Saturday, November 15 
  • 6:00-8:30pm
  • Rathskeller Room 
  • MLK Jr. University Union 
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Tickets: $45 (includes a full-course dinner, drinks, & an evening of entertainment)

This is your chance to be in a real life detective story, complete with professional actors and props! Join us for an evening of intrigue and mystery, food and fun. Feel free to dress the part...or come as you are!

Register for this event online, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348)