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Family Weekend at EIU

Thank you for joining us for Family Weekend 2018!  If your family had your picture taken in front of Old Main, you can find your photos here.  Be sure to make plans to join us for Family Weekend 2019, September 27-29!

Family Weekend Schedule
Printable Schedule
As of 9/14/18

Friday, September 21, 2018

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
 5:30pm-8:00pm 

 Dinner & A Murder 80's Style!
*Doors open at 5pm

Tickets may be purchased at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Adults = $20
 Ages 4-12 = $10
 3 & Under = Free
 

 University Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union
 7:00pm-9:00pm  Family Movie: Incredibles 2   Free                                 Martinsville Room
 MLK Jr. University Union
 7:30pm  Department of Music Collage Concert                                                                   Adults = $6
 Students = $5
 Purchase Tickets
 Dvorak Concert Hall
 Doudna Fine Arts Center
 8:00pm-9:00pm  Ben's Bubble 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
 9:00pm-11:00pm  Family Bingo: An EIU Tradition  Free  McAfee South Gym


Saturday, September 22, 2018

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  Fit-2-Serve Community Garden Off-Campus Service Project
 (Leave campus at 8:30am, RSVP volunteer@eiu.edu)
 Free Meet by the Panther Pantry
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
 12:30 Opening  Billy's Backyard Kid's Zone  Free Outside O'Brien Stadium
 1:00pm-4:00pm  Tarble Art Extravaganza  Free                       Atrium & Tarble Galleries
Tarble Arts Center
 2:00pm Kickoff  EIU Panther Football vs. Tennessee State  Adults = $20
 Faculty/Staff = $18
 High School = $7
 Ages 4-14 = $5
 Purchase Tickets
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)
 7:00pm-9:00pm  Family Movie: Incredibles 2  Free Charleston/Mattoon Room
MLK Jr. University Union
 7:00pm-11:00pm  Family Weekend FUNFest  Free MLK Jr. University Union
 8:00pm-11:00pm  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. 21
5:30am-8:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22
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. 21
7:30am-7:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22
8:00am-1:00pm
 Java B&B - Enjoy 20% off   Java B&B near Bookstore
MLK Jr. University Union
Friday, Sept. 21
4:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22
2:00pm-10:00pm
 Dine in at the Union - 20% off, excluding Subway                     Food Court
MLK Jr. University Union
Friday, Sept. 21
8:00am-8:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22
8:00am-9:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 23
10:00am-2:00pm

 University Bookstore   University Bookstore
MLK Jr. University Union
Friday, Sept. 21
8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22
9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 23
Noon-1:00am
 The Flu Then and Now: 1918-2018 Free Booth Library
Saturday, Sept. 22
10:00am-6:00pm
 Charleston Farmer's Market  

1825 18th Street

Saturday, Sept. 22
10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 23
10:00am-4:00pm

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration
Visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org for more information

 

402 South Lincoln Highway Rd
Lerna, IL 62440

 

Weekend Resources

Upcoming Family Weekend Dates 

    • 2019: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29 

 

Related Pages

Contact Information

Family Programs

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


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