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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)

Oakland A's vs Chicago White Sox (05/16/2015)

Join the currently established San Francisco alumni group at an Oakland A's baseball game as they take on the Chicago White Sox!  Stick around after the game for an excellent fireworks show.


Saturday, May 16

6:10pm start time

Oakland A’s vs Chicago White Sox

Oakland/Alameda County Stadium


Tickets are $26 and located in the Club Seats. 


If you are interested in purchasing tickets contact group liaison, Greg Gardner, at gardner5@mac.com.  Tickets will be mailed out from Greg in advance.

Illinois Principals Association Reception (10/19/2015)

Join fellow alumni for a reception at the IPA Principals Professional Conference on Monday, October 19. Hors d'oeuvres and a host bar will be provided.

  • Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
  • La Salle Ballroom
  • 501 Main St.
  • Peoria, IL  61602



50 Years of Pink Panthers reunion (10/23/2015)

Join us in Charleston, IL as we celebrate 50 years of Pink Panthers during the EIU Homecoming weekend, October 23 &24, 2015.  

Friday, October 23 

            7:00-9:00 pm Alumni reception - Grand Ballroom - University Union   *first practice for half time performance  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.


Saturday, October 24

            9:00am EIU Homecoming parade - Please join us and walk in the parade

            11:00am Alumni Tent City tailgate - O'Brien field

            1:00pm Homecoming football game vs Tennessee Tech




Class of 1965 50th Reunion (10/23/2015)

Friday, Oct. 23

4 - 5 p.m.
Campus Tour
Enjoy a riding tour around campus and experience first hand all the exciting changes that have been taking place over the last 50 years.

5 - 6 p.m.
Social Hour
MLK Jr. University Union
University Ballroom
This is an opportunity for you and your classmates to join together and start to
catch up on the last 50 years. Open bar (beer and wine) available.

6 p.m.
Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner
MLK Jr. University Union
University Ballroom
The Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner will commence directly following the pinning ceremony. Tickets are $20 per person.


Saturday, Oct. 24

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Association Breakfast
Alumni Association Tent
Join us before the parade for a hot breakfast in the Alumni Association tent in front of Blair Hall. Meet the Alumni Board members and the alumni being honored as our Distinguished Alumni. Tickets are $15.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tent City
Behind O’Brien Stadium

1 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game
O’Brien Stadium

Alumni Awards Dinner
MLK Jr. University Union
Grand Ballroom
Social Hour 6:00 p.m.
Awards dinner/presentation 7:00 p.m.
Join us as the Alumni Association honors nine Alumni during the 2015 Alumni Awards Dinner. Tickets are $30.

2015 Alumni Awards Dinner (10/24/2015)

Join us for the 2015 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor nine of our alumni for outstanding achievements.

Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.

Awards Dinner:  7 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Second Floor

Tickets: $30 a person


Guests of Honor

Outstanding Young Alumnus – Aaron Grobengieser ’05, ‘06

Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award – Dr. Larry Ankenbrand ‘59

Distinguished Educator – Dr. Kenneth Spells ’01, ‘03

Distinguished Alumna/us –  Dr. Robert Collier ’69, ‘73

                                         Habeeb Habeeb ’97, ‘99

                                         Kent Johnson ‘81

                                         Dr. Alvin M. Maurice ‘76

                                         Ross McCullough ‘87

                                         Judge Robert L. Schatz ‘56

Please purchase tickets by October 21 online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).

Housing and Dining Memorial Courtyard (06/01/2016)

Housing and Dining Memorial Courtyard 

Please make a gift today in support of the memorial courtyard to celebrate those who have left their marks on Housing and Dining at EIU. Mark Shaklee and Mike Drake will be its first honorees. Help us recognize the memory of these two individuals, and people like them, who’ve meant so much to this department and university.