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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.

Class of 1966 50th Reunion (10/21/2016)

Friday, Oct. 21

4-5 pm 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.

5-6pm Social Hour – MLK Jr. University Union: University Ballroom - This is an opportunity for you and your classmates to join together and catch up on the last 50 years. 

5:45pm Livingston C. Lord Society Pinning Ceremony The Livingston C. Lord Society was established to honor members of the 50th year class who return to campus for their 50th class reunion.  In recognition of this honor, members of the class will be individually recognized and presented their pin.  A class picture will be taken following the pinning ceremony.

6:00pm Livingston C Lord Society Dinner will commence directly following the pinning ceremony.  Tickets are $20 per person.


Saturday, Oct. 22

8:00-9:30am Alumni Association Breakfast- East Lawn of Blair Hall-  The Alumni Association will be serving a hot breakfast before the parade.  Meet the Alumni Association Board Members and the alumni being honored as our Distinguished Alumni.  Tickets are $15 per person.

9:30am Homecoming Parade The parade route will be through 6th and 7th street.

11:00-1:00pm Tent City – Behind O’Brien Stadium – stop by the Alumni Association tent before kickoff.

1:00pm Homecoming Football Game – O’Brien Stadium EIU hosts Murray State for the Homecoming football game.  Tickets are $18. 

6:00pm Alumni Awards Dinner – MLK Jr University Union: Grand Ballroom- Join us as the Alumni Association honors ten Alumni during the 2016 Alumni Awards Dinner.  Tickets are $30

2016 Alumni Awards Dinner (10/22/2016)

Join us for the 2016 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor nine of our alumni for outstanding achievements.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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 – Maurice Cheeks ’07

Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award – Matt Davidson ’82 

Distinguished Educator – Harry Cavanaugh ’69 and PJ Caposey '04

Distinguished Alumna/us –  Kathy Bollinger ’77, ‘78 

                                         Steve Corbin ’13 

                                         Joe Fatheree ’89 

                                         Nancie King Mertz ’77 

                                         Lawrence Tucker ’89 

                                         Randy Wright ’70 

Please purchase tickets by October 18 online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).

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.