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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)

Naples EIU Alumni Reception (03/22/2014)

Join fellow alumni and friends for our Annual Naples Alumni Reception in Florida.  Hors d'oeuvres and a host bar will be provided. 

Saturday, March 22

2:00-4:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples 

12200 Tamiami Trail North

Naples, Florida  34110

RSVP online, call 800-ALUM-EIU, or email alumeiu@eiu.edu by March 19.


FCS Centennial Celebration (10/22/2014)

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University is officially 100 years old!  They will be marking the occasion with a special celebration in conjunction with EIU’s Homecoming the week of October 22-25, 2014.  Join with FCS faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and students from Wednesday, October 22 to Friday, October 24, as we participate in community services activities.

  • Nike Reuse-A-Shoe
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • One Stop Community Christmas - fleece blanket assembly
  • 10 Different After School Sites - Student "Teachers" needed
  • Senior Wishes

Please RSVP for the Service Day you will be attending. For more information on service dates, please visit our website.


  • 4 - 6 p.m. - FCS Open House Reception Klehm Hall, Room 1418
  • 7 - 9 p.m. - Homecoming Pep Rally McAfee Gym - South


  • 9 a.m. - Homecoming Parade 7th Street and Lincoln Avenue
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tailgate/Alumni Tent City adjacent to O'Brien Field; visit with friends as you walk through Tent City. This annual tradition features food, entertainment and giveaways ... all free!
  • 1:30 p.m. - Homecoming football game EIU vs Tennessee State
    • Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Youth $5

Please RSVP and order tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348). If you have any questions please call 217-581-6076.

2014 Alumni Awards Dinner (10/25/2014)

Join us for the 2014 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor eight 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: $25 a person


Guests of Honor

Outstanding Young Alumnus – Kristofer Howard ‘00

Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award – Jerry Zachary ’61, ‘88

Distinguished Educator – Eric Bright ‘12

Distinguished Alumna/us – Suzanne Barchers ‘67

                                            Charles Bell ’67, ‘69

                                            Nancy Elwess ‘76

                                            Michelle Hanlon ‘93

                                            Mary Anne Hanner ’72, ‘74


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

80's Mystery Dinner (11/15/2014)

80's Mystery Dinner 

  • Saturday, November 15 
  • 6:00-8:30pm
  • Rathskeller Room 
  • MLK Jr. University Union 
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Tickets: $45 (includes a full-course dinner, drinks, & an evening of entertainment)

This is your chance to be in a real life detective story, complete with professional actors and props! Join us for an evening of intrigue and mystery, food and fun. Feel free to dress the part, the stage will be set in the 80's...or come as you are!

Register for this event online, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348)