The official decision has been made to postpone the Black Student Reunion scheduled for the weekend of April 3-5, 2020, based upon communication from President Glassman regarding the status of all University events due to COVID-19. We are planning on re-scheduling for Fall 2020 and I thank you for your patience!
The actions to be taken include the following:
“Effective March 16, events at Eastern Illinois University with 50 or more anticipated attendees are postponed through at least May 1. This includes all Registered Student Organizations (RSO) events. All gatherings falling into acceptable participant levels should follow the CDC’s guidelines. Events that do not fall into acceptable attendee limit parameters may opt for livestream or other telecommunication delivery, or be postponed to a future date. More information will be provided regarding the status of specific events.”
We will send additional information regarding the options of a refund or transferring registration payment to the “new” date once we have confirmed the logistics (you will be able to get a full refund if you choose not to attend). However, we realize you will not be able to make thedecision on transferring payment until you know the new date, so we are working hard to reschedule ASAP. Again, I thank you for your patience and bear with us as we try to re-schedule, review contracts and obligations, etc., which are all a part of cancelling an event of this caliber.
In the interim, you may STILL donate to our scholarships and purchase your historical book, Eastern Illinois University 1895-2020: The African American Experience. This hardbound commemorative book offers a written narrative and pictorial account of Eastern Illinois University from its inception and present day in efforts to capture pivotal moments that shaped the past, present, and future lives of Eastern Illinois University’s African American students, faculty, and staff. Research was conducted and connections were made with historical figures from Eastern’s past. This provided insight to the forces and personalities that made the school and afforded some understanding of Eastern’s traditions. Cost is only $65.00.
Click here to donate or purchase the Commemorative Book.