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BSR Reunion (Postponed)

Friday, April 3, 2020 |

Are you ready for the 2020 Black Student Reunion? The Black Student Reunion (BSR) committee has planned another unforgettable weekend at EIU on Friday, April 3, 2020 - Sunday, April 5, 2020. 

Housing and Dining Reunion

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Register Now


Former students and staff are always welcome to come back to campus for a visit.  Every 5 years we host a reunion where several hundred former staff members come back to EIU.  There are some activities that bring everyone together but the real fun is all the “mini reunions”.  This is the perfect opportunity to get your group together.  

The date for our next reunion:  June 4-7, 2020

Thursday, June 4 

  • 4-8 pm - Reunion Check-In McKinney Hall 
    • Check-in and pick up your registration packer 
  • 5-7 pm - Reunion BBQ - Brainard House
    • Catch up with your former classmates and fellow alumni while enjoying a complimentary BBQ meal, courtesy of the EIU Alumni Association. 
  • 7-9 pm - Bingo and the Moose Lodge 
    • Get a group of your fellow alumni together to enjoy this long-standing local tradition.  There's no cover charge at the door.  Just pay for your games.  

Friday, June 5 

  • 9 am - 10 pm - Reunion Check-In - McKinney Hall 
  • Early arrival activities  
    • 9 am - 3 pm - Housing Alumni and Staff Golf Outing  
      • The cost is $60 per person, including green fees, box lunch, and cart.
    • 10 am - 3 pm - Road trip to Moonshine and wine tour
      • Grab a burger with us at the famous Moonshine.  Then we're off to Cameo Vineyards and Castle Finn Winery.  The cost is $25 per person, includes transportation and wine tasting fees.  Trip dependent on the number of attendees.
  • 4 pm - Four O'Clock Club at Marty's
    • Unwind with old friends at this time-honored tradition.  Appetizers provided.  Cash bar available.  
  • 6 - 8 pm - Reunion Kick-Off Celebration in Library Quad
    • Tickets are $15 per person.  Featuring great food, beer/wine bar, music, and giveaways.  Rain location is University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union

Saturday, June 6 

  • 9 am - 6 pm - Reunion Check-In - McKinney Hall
  • 8 am - 10 am - Breakfast in Stevenson Hall 
    • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of University Housing and Dining Services.
  • 9 am & 10:30 am  - Campus and Hall Tours leaving from Stevenson Hall
    • Transportation accommodations can be made for those requiring assistance for this one-hour tour.  
  • 12 noon - 1 pm - Taste of Charleston 
    • Get a group together and grab lunch in town.  
  • 1 pm - 4 pm - Kayaking, canoeing, and hiking - Lake Charleston
    • Enjoy the fresh air, complimentary kayaks/canoes, and newly designed hiking trails.
  • 1 pm - 4 pm - Open Bowling - EIU Lanes, MLK Jr. Union 
    • Get a group of your fellow alumni together and bowl at the MLK Jr. Union
  • 2 pm - 4 pm - Residence Hall Open Houses 
    • Come visit your old stomping grounds any time during this window.
  • 5 pm - 7 pm - Celebration Banquet 
    • Tickets are $25 per person.
  • 7:30 pm - Trivia Night Competition between the decades at Marty's
    • Test your EIU knowledge with a fun night of trivia.  

EIU Alumni Reception - Normal, IL

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | Register Now

Join us at a reception in Normal, IL.  Meet with EIU representatives to get an update on the University and other alumni in the area.  

Thursday, June 18

5:00 - 7:00pm 


120 W. North Street 

Normal, IL 61920 


$10 includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.  


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

Annual Cardinals Game

Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Register Now

Join us at the Annual EIU Alumni Cardinals Outing at Busch Stadium in a party suite.  


Sunday, July 5

Cardinals vs Brewers
1:15 p.m.
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO

Ticket: $85 

Ticket includes seat in the suite, food and drink.


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

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Contact Information

By Mail:

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

In Person/Physical Address:

Brainard House
1548 4th St. Charleston, IL

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