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Eastern Illinois University

Office of the President

EIU Fall Kickoff 2023EIU Fall Kickoff

11 am - 1:30 pm, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, Eastern Illinois University Library Quad

All of campus and the community are welcome!

Join in the festivities as we celebrate the EIU Panther's inaugural home football game of the season!

Enjoy a complimentary picnic, games, performances, and demonstrations courtesy of the EIU community.

As an extra treat, the first 100 attendees will receive complimentary football tickets to witness the clash between the EIU Panthers and the ISU Redbirds in the 111th Mid-America Classic.

An RSVP is not necessary, but will help us better plan the event. Use the form below to RSVP by Saturday, Sept. 9!


11 am 

Enjoy yard games, music and activities on the quad

11:45 am 

Lunch is served!

12:45 pm 

Welcome from President Jay Gatrell

1 pm 

Performance by the Panther Marching Band & EIU Cheer Team

1:30 pm 

Head to O'Brien Stadium

2 pm 

Kickoff! Watch your Panthers take on the ISU Redbirds!




Office of the President

1116 Old Main
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, Il 61920