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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 campus and local communities, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Everyone in the family should plan to attend. We have something planned for all ages. Join us for the traditional  Panther Football Game, our Family Breakfast with the President and much, much more.

Family Weekend Schedule
As of 7/5/19

Friday, September 27, 2019

Time Event Cost Location
 4:00pm-7:00pm  Check-in and Information Booth  Free  Java B&B/Bookstore
 MLK Jr. University Union
 4:00pm-7:00pm  Residence Hall Association Carnival  Free  Library Quad
 5:00pm-7:00pm  Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2  Free  Charleston/Mattoon Room
 MLK Jr. University Union
 7:00pm-9:00pm  Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2   Free                                 Martinsville Room
 MLK Jr. University Union
 7:30pm  Department of Music Collage Concert                                                                   Adults = $6
 Students = $5
 Dvorak Concert Hall
 Doudna Fine Arts Center
 8:00pm-9:00pm  ThinkFast Game Show: Interactive Game Show                                                     Free  Grand Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union
 8:00pm-10:00pm  Rock 'n' Bowl  $2 per game
 Free Shoe Rental
 Bowling Lanes
 MLK Jr. University Union


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time Event Cost Location
 8:30am-3:00pm  Check-in and Information Booth  Free  Java B&B/Bookstore
 MLK Jr. University Union
 9:00am-11:00am  Off-Campus Service Project
 (RSVP volunteer@eiu.edu)
 Free  
 MLK Jr. University Union
 9:00am-11:00am  Family Breakfast with President Glassman  Free

 Grand Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union

 10:00am-12:00pm  Creation Station (Face Painting, Sand Art, Coloring, & More)  Free  University Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union
 10:00am-12:00pm  Fleece Blanket Service Project   Free  University Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union
 10:30am-12:30pm  Family & Friends Photo Shoot at the Castle  Free  Black Gates near Old Main
 11:00am-2:00pm  Rush Hour: Kona Ice  Free                                     Library Quad
 11:00am-2:00pm  Rush Hour: Trackless Train Rides  Free  EIU Campus
 11:00am-3:00pm  Rush Hour: Make Your Own Novelties  Free  Library Quad
 4:00pm Kickoff  EIU Panther Football vs. Tennessee Tech

 Adults = $20
 Faculty/Staff = $18
 High School = $7
 Ages 4-14 = $5

 Buy your tickets here!

 O'Brien Stadium
 4:00pm-6:00pm  Parents and Friends of LBGTQA+ Meet & Greet
 Sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity and the Charleston PFLAG Chapter
 Free  Stevenson Hall
 (Basement Level)
 5:00pm-7:00pm  Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2  Free  Charleston/Mattoon Room
 MLK Jr. University Union
 7:00pm-9:00pm  Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2  Free  Charleston/Mattoon Room
 MLK Jr. University Union
 8:00pm-10:00pm  Family Weekend FUNFest  Free  MLK Jr. University Union
 8:00pm-10:00pm  Rock 'n' Bowl  $2 per game
 Free Shoe Rental
 Bowling Lanes
 MLK Jr. University Union

 

Other Weekend Activities (Includes Discounts & Extended Hours of Operation)

Time Event Cost Location
Friday, Sept. 27
5:30am-8:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 28
10:00am-6:00pm
 Student Recreation Center 
 Open to family members 18 years of age and older                               
Free                                  Student Recreation Center
Lantz Arena
Friday, Sept. 27
7:30am-7:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 28
8:00am-1:00pm
 Java B&B - Enjoy 20% off   Java B&B near Bookstore
MLK Jr. University Union
Friday, Sept. 27
4:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 28
2:00pm-10:00pm
 Dine in at the Union - 20% off, excluding Subway                     Food Court
MLK Jr. University Union
Friday, Sept. 27
8:00am-8:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 28
8:00am-9:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 29
10:00am-2:00pm

 University Bookstore   University Bookstore
MLK Jr. University Union
Friday, Sept. 27
8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 28
9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 29
Noon-1:00am
Booth Library Exhibit Free Booth Library
Saturday, Sept. 28
10:00am-6:00pm
 Charleston Farmer's Market  

1825 18th Street

 

Weekend Resources

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

 

Related Pages

Contact Information

Family Programs

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


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