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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.

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

Hotel information:

Hilton Chicago/Northbrook

2855 N Milwaukee Ave 

Northbrook, IL 


Tailgate map and tickets will be mailed out in advance.  


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


EIU & LLC Reception (09/17/2015)

Join us for a special alumni event for Lake Land College and EIU alumni.  Get the opportunity to meet with administrators and board of trustees members for EIU and Lake Land College. 

Thursday, September 17


Mattoon Country Club

600 N Country Club Rd


Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. 


RSVP online, by emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu, or call 800-ALUM-EIU (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.


Tickets located in section 224.

There will also be a pre-game reception 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!

EIU/LLC Coles County Clash tailgate (09/25/2015)

Reunite with fellow alumni and cheer on your local team during the exciting Charleston High School vs Mattoon High School Coles County Clash football game played on Eastern’s campus at O’Brien field.


Friday, September 25


Tailgate lot behind O’Brien Field (EIU's campus)

Tailgate tickets $10 (a portion will go towards student scholarships)

Game tickets can be purchased at the respective high schools or at the gate. 

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


*Money from the ticket purchase will help support the EIU/Lake Land College Scholarship which will be awarded to a Lake Land College student transferring to Eastern Illinois University.*  

EIU Alumni Central IL Winery Tour (09/26/2015)

Join fellow alumni as we tour threelocal wineries and discover the art of wine-making.  You will have a chance to taste multiple wines, purchase a bottle, and enjoy a glass before traveling to the next stop. 

  • Tickets $30 (includes a reserved seat on a bus, tasting fees, and an EIU gift)
    • Must be 21 years of age to attend
    • The buses will assemble from the north side Lantz Arena in Charleston at 9:00 a.m. 
    • Tour will return to Lantz approximately 4:00pm
    • Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks or purchase snacks at each winery. 
    • Tickets and instructions will be mailed out in advance.
  • Tour Route:
    • Cameo Vineyards – Greenup, IL
    • Willow Ridge - Shelbyville, IL 
    • Vahling Vineyards – Stewardson, IL

To purchase tickets please register online, call 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348) or email alumeiu@eiu.edu. 

Seats are limited so order tickets early.  


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.