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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.

Joliet Slammers (08/26/2015)

Join us for an evening at Silver Cross Field in Joliet and watch the Joliet Slammers take on the Schaumburg Boomers!

Bring the family and stop by the EIU admissions table during the college fair to pick up our most recent publications and talk about your favorite EIU memories with EIU staff and current and prospective  and students.  It’s a great way to introduce your children and family members to our legacy at EIU and show them why you are #foreverEIU!  In addition to the game and college fair, kids get to run the bases after the game!

Wear an EIU shirt to the game and receive a free #foreverEIU t-shirt at the EIU admissions table (while supplies last). 


Joliet Slammers vs. Schaumburg Boomers

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Game time: 7:05pm

Tickets: $10 (a portion will go towards Legacy Scholarships)


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

EIU vs Northwestern Football (09/12/2015)

Join us in Evanston, IL as the Eastern Illinois Panthers take on the Northwestern Wildcats and cheer on the Legion of Blue!


Eastern Illinois University Alumni Services and Panther Athletics are making a game package available to our biggest Panther fans to join us at Ryan Field for the Panther Football game to be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  


Eastern Illinois vs Northwestern

Tailgate: 12:00pm   Kickoff: 3:00pm

Tailgate (ticket not included)

            Option 1: $35 includes food and beverages

            Option 2: $40 includes food, beer/wine

Game ticket: $40


Tailgate map and tickets will be mailed out in advance.  


Purchase tickets online at by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348)


Cubs vs. Cards at Wrigley Field (09/20/2015)

Calling all Cubs and Cardinals fans! Join us for our Annual Cubs Alumni Outing at Wrigley Field on Sunday, September 20 in Chicago.

Game Tickets: $40 (A portion from each ticket will go towards Legacy Scholarships)

Tickets located in section 224.

There will also be a pre-game reception held 2 and half hours before the game.


Pre-game Wristbands:

  • Wristband Option 1: $15 (includes unlimited soft drinks and food)
  • Wristband Option 2: $30 (includes unlimited beer/wine and food)

Please RSVP by registering online, calling 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).  Please note that tickets are first come, first serve and sell out quickly!

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

Save the date and 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 

            Alumni reception

Saturday, October 24

            Alumni Association breakfast

            EIU Homecoming parade

            Alumni Tent City tailgate

            Homecoming football game vs Tennessee Tech


More details to follow.


If you did not receive a Save-the-Date letter and magnet please email pinkpantheralumnI@eiu.edu or call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).


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

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.