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2017 Springfield Social

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Register Now

Join fellow EIU Alumni for a special event in Springfield, IL. EIU Alumnus and CEO of LRS, Dick Levi ’69, has graciously opened his personal hangar to display his PRIVATE collection of classic automobiles and motorcycle for an EIU Alumni event. Come enjoy an impressive collection, while mingling with fellow EIU Alumni from your area. Presidnet David Glassman and Assistant Vice President for University Advancement Steve Rich will be in attendance.


Thursday, August 31

5:00pm – 7:30pm


LRS Hangar

820 South Airport Road

Springfield, IL


$10 to attend. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.


RSVP online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).

EIU vs. NIU Football Tailgate

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | Register Now


EIU will take on NIU in football on Saturday, Sept. 9, in DeKalb, IL.


Join us in DeKalb, Illinois, as the Eastern Illinois Panthers take on the Northern Illinois Huskies 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 Huskie Stadium for the Panther football game to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  

Eastern Illinois vs Northern Illinois

Saturday, September 9 

Tailgate: 12:00pm

Kickoff: 2:30pm 


Tailgate tickets 

      Option 1: $34 (includes food and beverages)

      Option 2: $44 (includes food, beer/wine)

Game ticket: $30  


Tailgate map and tickets will be mailed out prior to the event.  


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




Cubs vs. Cards at Wrigley Field

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Register Now

Calling all Cubs and Cardinals fans! Join us for our Annual Cubs Alumni Outing at Wrigley Field on Sunday, September 17 in Chicago.

Sunday, Sept 17
Cubs vs. Cards
Game time: TBD
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL

Game ticket: SOLD OUT!

Seats located in sections 202-204.


All ticket sales are final.



Pre-game event

Cubby Bear Chicago

1059 W Addison St

2 hour prior to game time

Option 1: food and soda - $20

Option 2: food, soda, beer and wine - $35

2017 Homecoming

Monday, October 16, 2017 |


Homecoming 2017 "Let The Good Times Roar"

Homecoming week - October 16-22



Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 21

EIU vs Jacksonville St

Class of 1967 50th Class Reunion

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Register Now

Join us in commemorating of the Class of 1967 and the 50th Anniversary of your graduation from EIU. Our office will host a celebratory weekend in your honor in conjunction with EIU’s 2017 Homecoming on October 20 & 21. 


The 2017 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be as follows:


Friday, October 20                    

Social Hour

Livingston C. Lord Society Pinning Ceremony

Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming parade    

Alumni Tailgate at Tent City

Homecoming Football Game

Alumni Awards Dinner 

EIU Football and Cheerleader Reunion - 100th Homecoming Football Game

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Register Now

This year, EIU will celebrate its 100th Homecoming football game, and we are honored to invite you back to campus to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join your former football and cheerleading squad members this fall and enjoy the unique nostalgia and excitement that only an EIU Homecoming weekend can provide!

Save The Dates!

Homecoming weekend takes place Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, and includes:

Friday, October 20

     4:00pm - O'Brien Tour 

               Enjoy of tour of O'Brien facilities and see all the exciting changes that have taken place over the years.  

     6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Social Reception - Grand Ballroom - University Union 

               This is an opportunity for you and your former teammates to join together and catch up.  Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. 

{C}{C}{C}Saturday, October 21 (Homecoming Day)

      9:30am - Homecoming parade 

      11:30am - Reunion Tailgate - O'Brien Stadium

                  Enjoy a tailgate with former football players, cheerleaders, family and friends.  $10 for a ticket which includes lunch and a cash bar will be available.  

       2:00pm - Homecoming Football Game vs Jacksonville State 

                   EIU hosts Jacksonville State for the100 Homecoming football game.  Game tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for high school age and $5 for youth, ages 4 and up.  (Discounted price is for advance ticket sales only)


If you are planning to attend Homecoming 2017, we strongly encourage you to book rooms by making your reservations at a local hotel. A listing of available accommodations is available at www.eiu.edu/alumni/lodging.php.



2017 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Register Now

Save the Date!

2017 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. University Union