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EIU to host Family Weekend events ahead of Greeks and Treats


(Charleston, IL) – October continues to be an exciting month for Eastern Illinois University and its surrounding communities. Fresh off of EIU’s Homecoming celebration earlier this month, the university will again offer several events this weekend to celebrate Family Weekend before hosting its annual Greeks and Treats event for community children and families next Monday.

Family Weekend events begin tonight, Friday, October 28, with Family Bingo and Rock ‘N’ Bowl in the Martin Luther King Junior University Union from 7 to 10 p.m. In addition, families can make reservations to leave the campus by bus at 6:30 p.m. to visit L & A Family Farms Haunted Corn Maze at 21661 Staley Road in Paris, Illinois from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations are available at

On Saturday, October 29, a variety of events will continue to take place across campus from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., including a Family Breakfast with EIU President Dr. David Glassman from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Union’s Grand Ballroom; a Family & Friends Photoshoot in the Library Quad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the EIU Panther Tailgate from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. before the Panthers take on Tennessee Tech at O’Brien Stadium at 2 p.m.; a Family Movie Matinee (Hocus Pocus) in the Charleston/Mattoon Room on the third floor of the Union at 4 p.m.; and a Hot Chocolate Bar in the Library Quad from 7 to 9 p.m. Two additional trips to L & A Family Farms Corn Maze are being planned from 3 to 6 p.m. and again from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, along with various other events throughout the day. For a full listing of EIU Family Weekend festivities, visit

Greeks and Treats October 31

The fun won’t end when the weekend does, as EIU will host its annual Greeks and Treats event Monday, October 31 in The Egg at Greek Court from 5 to 7 p.m. Eastern Illinois University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, in conjunction with Eastern’s Office of Housing and Dining Services and Greek Court, invite the community to have a spooky good time as EIU hosts this popular annual event.

Coordinators extend an invitation to both its EIU and local communities to visit EIU’s Greek Court—more commonly called “The Egg”—just east of the corner of Roosevelt Drive and Ninth Street on EIU’s Charleston, IL campus. There, participants can enjoy trick-or-treating, games and Halloween-themed crafts in a family-friendly and safe environment. Free parking is available in the Ninth Street parking lot at the northeast corner of Roosevelt Drive and Ninth Street. Participating families are encouraged to bring dry/canned food goods to the event, which will help support the EIU Campus Food Pantry’s support of students who may be challenged by food insecurity.

For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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