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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.

Bourbon and Baseball (05/30/2015)

Come join fellow EIU alumni and friends on the ultimate Louisville historical experience.  Enjoy a tour of historical Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory before getting the complete bourbon experience at Evan Williams with a tour and tasting.  


Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Tour

800 West Main Street Louisville, KY



Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (and tasting)

528 West Main Street Louisville, KY


Tickets: $22 a person (ticket includes entry to both venues) 

All ages are welcomed, 21 and older allowed in Tasting Room following the Evan William tour.


Purchase tickets online, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU.

Housing and Dining Reunion (06/04/2015)

Housing Staff Reunion, June 4-6, 2015

Join University Housing & Dining Services and the Eastern Alumni Association at the Housing Staff Reunion this June. Our shared experiences during our years at Eastern provided friendships and experiences that shaped our lives. We hope you’ll join us and encourage your friends to do the same as we reconnect and celebrate. If our gathering in 2011 is any indication we know everyone will have a great time. Registration and lodging details to follow.

Go to http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/housing.php for complete reunion details.  



Gabby Goat Reception (06/18/2015)

Please join us for a special EIU reception.  Get the latest news from the university, learn more about the Alumni Association and connect with local alumni in your area.  

                Thursday, June 18


                Gabby Goat

                303 E Fayette Ave

                Effingham, IL


Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. 


RSVP online, call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348) or email alumeiu@eiu.edu by June 16.  

Young Alumni Merlot and a Masterpiece (06/20/2015)

Join other young alumni and friends in the area and enjoy an afternoon painting an EIU memory for you to take home. 

Saturday, June 20


                Merlot and a Masterpiece

                412 N. Main St.

                Bloomington, IL


                Tickets $45 (includes the canvas, easel, brushes, paints & aprons)

                Complimentary snacks will be provided. 


Purchase tickets online, or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU.

Annual Cardinals Game (07/05/2015)

Join us for our Annual Alumni Outing at the Cardinals Party Suites!

Sunday, July 5
Cardinals vs Padres
1:15 p.m.
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO

The first 25,000 fans will receive an Ozzie Smith bronze statue replica.

Suite Tickets: $75 (Includes a seat in the Party Suites and unlimited food & beverages.)

A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go toward Legacy Scholarships.

Order your tickets online, or call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348). Please note that these tickets sell out quickly each year!  Tickets will be mailed 2 weeks before the game.

Buddy Holly (07/18/2015)

Buddy: The Buddy Holly 18

Sunday, July 18 


#1 Theatre Dr. St. Louis, MO

Tickets $32 (a portion will go towards Legacy Scholarships)

Pre Show Dinner at the Muny: 6:45pm

Adults: $22

Children: $11

Dinner buffet includes: La Bambda Sangria Soup, Hand Carved Pepper Encrsuted Striploin, Pastry wrapped Salmon Fillet, Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage, Three cheese Potato Gratin and Sauteed Spinach.  Served by Muny catering.

Register online, or 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).