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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.

Annual Arizona EIU Alumni Reception (02/25/2017)

EIU Alumni Reception and BBQ 

Saturday, February 25, 2017


4:00 – 6:00 pm

Home of Randy ’78 and Lisa  (Cheng) Bailey

5801 E Mountain View Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ


The Bailey’s home was recognized as the Paradise Valley “Home of the Month” by Paradise Valley Magazine in November 2016.  Also, special thanks to Randy Bailey ’78, Mark Geninatti ’75 and Randy Johnson ’74, ’75 for their financial support, which is making this event possible. 


In attendance from the University will be EIU President David Glassman and Assistant Vice President for Advancement Steve Rich


RSVP by February 21 online, by emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu or call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348)

EIU Alumni Reception - Edwardsville, IL (02/25/2017)

Join fellow EIU alumni, fans and friends at a reception on Saturday, Feb. 25 in between the EIU Women's and Men's basketball games at SIUE.  


Saturday, February 25

Reception 4:30-6:30pm
Bull & Bear Grill & Bar
1071 S. State Hwy. 157
Edwardsville, IL


Please RSVP to Jen Peterson at japeterson@eiu.edu or by calling 217-581-2310.


EIU Women's vs SIUE - tip off at 2pm

EIU Men's vs SIUE - tip off 7pm

To purchase tickets to the game contact the SIUE ticket office at 855-SIUE-TIX

San Francisco Alumni Event (03/19/2017)

Bay-area alumni - please join hosts Greg Gardner '78, '80, Chris Loughran '84 and Mitch Gurick '15 and fellow alumni for dinner, drinks and putt putt ($12/person) in San Francisco. 

Sunday, March 19

Urban Putt 

1096 South Van Ness Ave

San Francisco, CA 94110


RSVP to Greg Gardner at gardner5@mac.com






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.