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EIU Housing and Dining Reunion has been postponed until June 2-5, 2022.  Please save the date! 




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.

Save the date and join University Housing & Dining Services and the EIU Alumni Association for the third Housing Reunion this June 2-6, 2022. We hope you will join us and encourage your friends to do the same we were reconnect to celebrate our shared EIU experiences.


The Alumni Services office will be preparing a special reunion book that information submitted by alums. Please complete this form and be added to the memory book. Even if you cannot attend, we will send you a book following the reunion.

If you want to confirm that we have your current info, please complete this online form. CLICK HERE

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2 

    *4-8pm REUNION CHECK-IN AT MCKINNEY HALL - Check-in and pick up registration packet 

     5-7pm REUNION BBQ AT BRAINARD HOUSE - Catch up with your former classmates and fellow alumni while enjoying a complimentary BBQ meal, courtesy of the EIU Alumni Association. 

     7-9pm BINGO AT CHARLESTON 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 3 

   *9am-10pm REUNION CHECK-IN AT MCKINNEY HALL - Check in and pick up registration packet. 

    9am - 3pm ALUMNI AND STAFF GOLF OUTING AT CHARLESTON COUNTRY CLUB - The cost is $60 per person, includes green fees, cart and a box lunch. The swimming pool with also be open for reunion guests.  

    4pm - MARTYS FOUR O'CLOCK CLUB - Unwind with old friends at this time-honored tradition. Cash bar available. 

     6-9pm - REUNION KICK-OFF CELEBRATION IN THE LIBRARY QUAD - Tickets are $15 per person. Featuring great food, beer/wine bar, music, and giveaways. Some of our local long time support staff will be joining us for this event. 

Saturday, June 4 

    *9am - 6pm REUNION CHECK-IN AT MCKINNEY HALL - Check in and pick up registration packet

    8-10am HOT BREAKFAST AT PEMBERTON HALL - Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Housing and Dining 

    9, 10 & 11 am - CAMPUS TOURS LEAVING FROM PEMBERTON HALL - Transportation accommodations can be made for those requiring assistance for this one-hour tour. 

    Noon - TASTE OF CHARLESTON - Get a group together and grab lunch in town. 

    1-4pm - KAYAKING, CANOEING, AND HIKING AT LAKE CHARLESTON - Enjoy the fresh air, complimentary kayaks/canoes, and newly designed hiking trails. 

    2-4pm - RESIDENCE HALL OPEN HOUSE - Come visit your old stomping ground any time during this window.

    5-7pm - CELEBRATION BANQUET IN THE GRAND BALLROOM, MLK JR. UNION - Tickets are $25 per person. 

    7:30pm - TRIVIA COMPETITION AT MARTYS - Test your EIU knowledge with a fun night of trivia. 

* check-out is 8am - noon on Sunday, June 5 at McKinney Hall. 



HOUSING AND DINING Legacy Courtyard:

Leave your mark on campus. Alums who had memorable experiences on campus are taking the opportunity to buy a brick or paver as a permanent way to recognize those special times in the Memorial Courtyard located between Lawson and Andrews Hall.

4"x8" Imprinted brick-$100 16"x16" Imprinted paver -$250 16"x72" Bench Paver-$2,500

Purchase a brick HERE



Contact us at 1-800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-3648), or email if you have any questions.

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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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