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Family Weekend at EIU

Family Weekend 2020 has gone virtual on November 6-7, 2020!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Weekend 2020 has been transitioned to a virtual format! Although we cannot gather together in person this year, we hope that you will virtually join your student to make memories and spend some virtual time together during Family Weekend! 

Be sure to tag us in your photos on social media with #EIUFamWeekend!

2020 Family Weekend Activities

Friday, November 6, 2020

Time Event Description Link
4 pm FAFSA Verification Q & A
Sponsored by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Join the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships live on Facebook and get your questions answered about FAFSA Verification. facebook.com/eiufinancialaid
6 pm - 8 pm

Virtual Musical Bingo Sponsored by University Board, EIU Vice President for Student Affairs, and EIU Student Life                

Musical BINGO is the latest in EIU family Fun for all ages! It's just like "traditional" BINGO, but numbers are out, and tunes are in. Play with your family for a chance to win over $750 in prizes, including EIU swag and Amazon gift cards. go.eiu.edu/fambingo
Lunch and Dinner Winning Family Dessert Recipe Served in Dining Centers Sponsored by EIU University Housing & Dining We are serving up this year's winning recipe at lunch and dinner times in university dining centers.   go.eiu.edu/famdessert

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Time Event Description Link
10 am Story Time/Read Aloud - Finding Winnie Join students from the Teaching, Learning, and Foundations Department for a reading of Finding Winnie. facebook.com/iameiu 
11 am Coffee & Conversation President David Glassman and Vice President for Student Affairs Anne Flaherty               Grab a cup of coffee and join in a conversation with President Glassman and Anne Flaherty about Eastern Illinois University go.eiu.edu/famcoffee 
2 pm Story Time/Read Aloud - The Undefeated Join students from the Teaching, Learning, and Foundations Department for a reading of The Undefeated. facebook.com/iameiu 
3 pm EIU Football Culture & Foundation with Coach Cushing Join Coach Adam Cushing for a conversation about the EIU Football team's culture, foundation, and upcoming season! go.eiu.edu/famfootball
4 pm - 6 pm Family Treasure Hunt              Follow @EIUNewStudent on Twitter for a Family Treasure Hunt. Clues will be released every 15 minutes! Tweet back to us with a picture that answers the clue and make sure to use the hashtag   #EIUFamWeekend. twitter.com/eiunewstudent
Lunch and Dinner Winning Family Dessert Recipe Served in Dining Centers Sponsored by EIU University Housing & Dining We are serving up this year's winning recipe at lunch and dinner times in university dining centers.   go.eiu.edu/famdessert 

 

Other Weekend Activities

Time Event Description Link
Fri-Sun Family Photo Submission Contest Sponsored by Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association is raffling off a $25 dollar gift card to the University Bookstore if you send them a photo of you and your family! 

Send them screenshots of you and your Family virtually attending Family Weekend, an old photo of when your family was on campus, or even you and your EIU family to @eiurha on Facebook or @eiu_rha on Instagram.

You can also use the hashtag #EIURHAFamily.

The lucky winner will be contacted through social media so be sure to follow them!

eiu.edu/famweekend 
Fri-Sun University Bookstore Discount and Games             Check out the games, deals and discounts provided by the University Bookstore for this weekend only go.eiu.edu/fambookstore
Fri-Sun One Stop Community Christmas Wish List Help us save Christmas for area children by donating items from a wish list compiled by the Mattoon, IL Salvation Army.  go.eiu.edu/famwish

 

Past Family Weekend Photos

If your family participated in the 2019 photo shoot in front of the Castle, your pictures can be found here

If you joined us for Family Weekend 2018 and had your photo taken at Old Main,  you can find your photos here

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Contact Information

Family Programs

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435
family@eiu.edu


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