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Family Weekend at EIU

Thank you for attending Family Weekend 2019!  If your family participated in the photo shoot in front of the Castle, your pictures can be found here

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 8/29/19

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-6:00pm  Parents and Friends of LGBTQA+ Meet & Greet
 Sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity

 Free

 Stevenson Hall
 Basement Level
 5:30pm-8:00pm  Murder Mystery Dinner (Presented by Central Illinois Stage Company)

 Adults=$20
 Ages 4-12=$10
 3 and Under=Free
 Buy your tickets here!

 University Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union
 7:00pm-8:15pm  ThinkFast Game Show  Free

 Grand Ballroom,
 MLK Jr. University Union

 7:00pm-9:00pm  Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2   Free                                 South Quad
 7:30pm

 Wind Symphony & Concert Band Concert  

 Adults = $6
 Students = $5
 Dvorak Concert Hall
 Doudna Fine Arts Center
 8:30pm-11:300pm  Family Bingo!                                                     Free  McAfee Gym - South
 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  Family Breakfast with President Glassman  Free

 Grand Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union

 10:00am-12:00pm  Off Campus Service Project: Car Wash at Family Video

 Free
 Please register here.

 
 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
 10:30am-5:00pm  Arts in the Cemetery  Adult=$10
 Kids 16 and Under=Free
 Click here for more information.
 Charleston Public Library
 712 6th St
 Charleston, IL 61920
 11:00am-3:00pm  Rush Hour: Kona Ice, Creation Stations, and Character Photos  Free                                     Library Quad
 11:00am-3:00pm  Rush Hour: Trackless Train Rides  Free  EIU Campus
 1:00pm-4:00pm  Tarble Arts Center Open Studio Saturday  Free  Tarble Arts Center Galleries
 2:30pm opening  Billy's Backyard Kid's Zone  Free  Outside O'Brien Stadium
 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
 8:00pm-9:00pm  Family Fun Night: Zuzu Acrobats
 Free  Grand Ballroom
 MLK Jr. University Union
 9:00pm-10:00pm  Family Ice Cream Social: Make Your Own Sundaes  Free

 Bridge Lounge 
 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-12:00am
 Booth Library Exhibit Free Booth Library
 Saturday, Sept. 28
 9:00am-3:00pm
 18th Street Fall Festival  

1825 18th Street

 Saturday, Sept. 28
 10:00am-4:00pm

 Sunday, Sept. 29
 10:00am-4:00pm

 Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration
 Visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org for more information.
 402 South Lincoln Hwy Rd
Lerna, IL 62440
 

 

Weekend Resources

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

 Save the Date!

Family Weekend 2020
November 6-7

Related Pages

Contact Information

Family Programs

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


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