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Family Weekend at EIU

Eastern Illinois University is excited to welcome you and your family to campus for a weekend of great events; but most importantly time together. This is a great opportunity to return to campus and visit with your student, engage in our CommUniversity, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Everyone in the family should plan to attend.  We have something planed for all ages. Join us for the traditional EIU Bingo Night, Billy's Backyard Tailgate, Panther Football, our Family Breakfast with the President and much, much more.

  • To view and print an abbreviated schedule of all events, CLICK HERE.
  • To view and print a detailed schedule of all events, CLICK HERE

Weekend Highlights Include: 

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • 2pm-6pm, Family Weekend Check-In & Give Away Prizes -  Library Quad
  • 4pm-6pm, Fun Inflatables & Snacks - McAfee North Gym (free)
  • 4pm-7pm, Quidditch Tournament - Library Quad (Registration & Tournament Details)
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm, Dinner & A Murder Mystery - MLK Jr. University Union (purchase tickets*doors open at 6pm
  • 7pm-9pm, Family Movie: Despicable Me 3 - Buzzard Auditorium, Buzzard Hall (free)
  • 7:30pm, Department of Music Collage Concert - Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center (purchase tickets)
  • 8pm-9pm, Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger - MLK Jr. University Union (free)
  • 9pm-11pm, Family Glow Bingo: An EIU Tradition -  McAfee South Gym(free)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • 9am-11am, Breakfast with President Glassman - MLK Jr. University Union, Vending Lounge (free)
  • 9am-11am, Fleece Blanket Service Project - MLK Jr. University Union, University Ballroom (free)
  • 11am-12pm, Family & Friends Photo Shoot at The Castle, Black Gates near Old Main (free)
  • 2pm kickoff, Panther Football vs. Illinois State - O'Brien Stadium (purchase tickets
  • 7pm-8:30pm, Doudna Concert (Optional Dinner): Captain Rat & The Blind Rivets - Doudna Fine Arts Center (purchase tickets)
  • 7pm-11pm, Family FunFest - MLK Jr. University Union (free) - Click HERE for list of activities

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Family Programs

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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