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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.

2017 Naperville Reception (08/10/2017)

Join fellow alumni and friends for a reception in Naperville.

Thursday, August 10

5 to 7 p.m.

Granite City Food and Brewery

1828 Abriter Court

Naperville, IL 60563

$5 to attend

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.

RSVP online at www.eiu.edu/alumni/events.php, call 1-800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).

Panther Club - Athletic Director's Cup Golf Outing (08/11/2017)

Eastern Illinois Athletics invite you to join other EIU alumni, fans, and golfers for this event. All proceeds go to directly support Eastern Illinois student-athlete scholarships.

Athletic Director's Cup Golf Outing

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mattoon Country Club

$100 per person / $400 foursome

Register by calling 217-581-2310 or visit www.eiupanthers.com

Move-In Day Legacy Luncheon (08/17/2017)

Legacy students and their families are invited to join us for a special luncheon on move-in day. Take a break from moving, meet other Legacy students and their families and enjoy a complimentary lunch from the EIU Alumni Association. *Legacy students are the children and grandchildren of an EIU Alum

Thursday, August 17


Rathskeller Loft (7th St Underground)

MLK Jr. Union

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

We hope you can stop by!

2017 Springfield Social (08/31/2017)

Join fellow EIU Alumni for a special event in Springfield, IL. EIU Alumnus and CEO of LRS, Dick Levi ’69, has graciously opened his personal hangar to display his PRIVATE collection of classic automobiles and motorcycle for an EIU Alumni event. Come enjoy an impressive collection, while mingling with fellow EIU Alumni from your area. President David Glassman and Assistance Vice President for University Advancement Steve Rich will be in attendance.

Thursday, August 31

5:00pm – 7:30pm

LRS Hangar

820 South Airport Road

Springfield, IL

$10 to attend. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

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

Cubs vs. Cards at Wrigley Field (09/17/2017)

Calling all Cubs and Cardinals fans! Join us for our Annual Cubs Alumni Outing at Wrigley Field on Sunday, September 17 in Chicago.

Sunday, Sept 17
Cubs vs. Cards
Game time: TBD
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL

Game ticket: SOLD OUT!

Seats located in sections 202-204.


All ticket sales are final.



Pre-game event

Cubby Bear Chicago

1059 W Addison St

2 hour prior to game time

Option 1: food and soda - $20

Option 2: food, soda, beer and wine - $35

2017 Homecoming (10/16/2017)


Homecoming 2017 "Let The Good Times Roar"

Homecoming week - October 16-22

Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 21

EIU vs Jacksonville St

Class of 1967 50th Class Reunion (10/20/2017)

Join us in commemorating of the Class of 1967 and the 50th Anniversary of your graduation from EIU. Our office will host a celebratory weekend in your honor in conjunction with EIU’s 2017 Homecoming on October 20 & 21. 


The 2017 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be as follows:


Friday, October 20                    

Social Hour

Livingston C. Lord Society Pinning Ceremony

Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming parade    

Alumni Tailgate at Tent City

Homecoming Football Game

Alumni Awards Dinner 

EIU Football and Cheerleader Reunion - 100th Homecoming Football Game (10/20/2017)

This year, EIU will celebrate its 100th Homecoming football game, and we are honored to invite you back to campus to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join your former football and cheerleading squad members this fall and enjoy the unique nostalgia and excitement that only an EIU Homecoming weekend can provide!

Save The Dates!

Homecoming weekend takes place Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, and includes:

Friday, October 20

     6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Social Reception - Grand Ballroom - University Union 

Saturday, October 21 (Homecoming Day)

      9:30am - Homecoming parade 

      11:30am - Reunion Tailgate - O'Brien Stadium

       2:00pm - Homecoming Footabll Game vs Jacksonville State 



If you are planning to attend Homecoming 2017, we strongly encourage you to book rooms by making your reservations at a local hotel. A listing of available accommodations is available at www.eiu.edu/alumni/lodging.php.



2017 Alumni Awards Dinner (10/21/2017)

Save the Date!

2017 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. University Union

Housing and Dining Memorial Courtyard (06/04/2020)

Future Housing Reunion June 4-7, 2020

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.