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EIU Homecoming 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 |


EIU Homecoming Weekend

Oct 25 & 26 


Friday, Oct 25 

 EIU Pep Rally: The Homecoming Pep Rally & Coronation event is a spirited event designed to promote Panther spirit and pride.  The event will feature a pep rally, entertainment and give-a-ways throughout the night!  The highlight of the evening will be the crowning of the EIU HC Royalty Court.  Appearances will include: EIU Cheer Teams, Panther Marching Band and Billy the Panther!

1969 50th Reunion: The Class of 1969 will celebrate their golden anniversary with a special pinning ceremony as they are inducted to the Livingston C. Lord Society.



Saturday, Oct 26 

Rotary Pancake Breakfast: The Pancake Breakfast consists of all-you-can-eat sunrise breakfast for the EIU and Charleston communities.  Sponsored by the Charleston Rotary Club, proceeds from this event benefit local charities.  

20th Annual Homecoming 2.5K Race: The 2.5K Race/Walk welcomes participants of all ages from the EIU and Charleston communities as they race around the Charleston Square.  Sponsored by the City of Charleston Tourism and EIU's Department of Recreation Administration Festivals & Special Event class.  Prizes and awards will be given to the top place-finishers in each division.  

EIU Homecoming Parade:  The EIU Homecoming Parade is annual tradition consisting of over 100 campus/community entries.  A grand marshal, distinguished EIU Alumni, decorated cars, bands and floats will be on hand.

Tent City - Alumni Tailgate: Join alumni and fans at Tent City hosted by the EIU Alumni Association.  Mingle with fellow alumni, professors, students and fans.  Enjoy free food and give-a-ways. 

Homecoming football game EIU vs Eastern Kentucky: Cheer on the Panthers as they face off for the homecoming football game.  

Alumni Awards Dinner: The EIU Alumni Association will recognize 10 Distinguished Alumni during an awards ceremony.  


Class of 1969 50th Reunion

Friday, October 25, 2019 | Register Now

Join us in commemorating of the Class of 1969 and the 50th Anniversary of your graduation from EIU. Our office will host a celebratory weekend in your honor in conjunction with EIU’s 2019 Homecoming on October 25 & 26.


The 2019 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be as follows:


Friday, October 25                    

4pm 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.  

5pm Social Hour: MLK Jr. University Union University Ballroom Enjoy this time to catch up with old classmates.

5pm Livingston C. Lord Society Pinning Ceremony: MLK Jr. University Union University Ballroom The Livingston C Lord Society was established to honor members of the 50th years class who return to campus for their 50th class reunion.  In recognition of this honor, members of the class of 1968 will be individually called forward to receive their Lord Society pins.  

6pm Livingston C. Lord Society Dinner: MLK Jr. University Union University Ballroom $20 a ticket


Saturday, October 26

8:00am Alumni Association Breakfast: Blair Hall Lawn Join us before the parade for a hot breakfast in the Alumni Association tent.  Meet the Alumni Association Board members and the alumni being honored as our award recipients.   $15 a ticket.

9:30am  Homecoming parade: 6th Street and 7th Street    

11:30am  Alumni Tailgate at Tent City: Behind O'Brien Stadium. Enjoy Billy Backyard tailgating and stop by the Alumni Association tent prior to the kick off!

2pm Homecoming Football Game: O'Brien Field EIU hosts Eastern Kentucky for the Homecoming Football Game.  Game ticket $18

6pm Alumni Awards Dinner: MLK Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Join us as the Alumni Association honors our Alumni during the 2019 Alumni Awards Dinner $30 a ticket




EIU Doudna Collage Concert

Friday, October 25, 2019 |

EIU Music Department College Concert

Friday, October 25 


Dvorak Concert Hall 


Purchase tickets here

EIU Alumni Awards Dinner 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | Register Now

Join us for the 2019 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor eight of our alumni for outstanding achievements.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.

Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony:  7 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Second Floor

Tickets: $30 a person

Springfield Reception

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Register Now

Join fellow alumni and friends for a reception in Springfield. 

November, 14 2019


Arlington’s Pub 

210 Broadway

Springfield, IL 62701

$10 to attend

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.



RSVP online, call 1-800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348) or email 

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By Mail:

EIU Alumni Services
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-7206

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Brainard House
1548 4th St. Charleston, IL

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