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Family Weekend at EIU

 

We are excited to welcome families to campus for a weekend full of fun! Family Weekend is a great time to explore campus and the community, spend quality time together and create long lasting memories. Family members of all ages are invited – we have something for everyone! Join us for EIU Bingo Night, Panther football, family breakfast with the president and so much more!

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!

2018 Family Weekend Schedule
As of 9/14/18
Printable Schedule

Friday, September 21, 2018

Time Event Cost Location
 4:00pm-7:00pm  Check-in and Information Station  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: The 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 Station  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: The 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

 

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New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435
nsp@eiu.edu


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