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EIU Lanes

EIU Lanes offers a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, and the community! Whether it is bowling a few games, joining one of our bowling leagues, playing pool or an arcade game, or just hanging out and watching TV, the EIU Bowling Lanes is the place to be on campus!

Along with our faculty/staff league, we have started a student league! The student league is held every fall and spring semesters. More information regarding the leagues, as well as, our prices, prices, daily specials, how to reserve lanes, and information regarding our birthday party packages can all be found below!

EIU Lanes is a smoke and alcohol free facility that caters not only to the EIU family, but also to the Charleston community. We are located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union on the Eastern Illinois University campus. Call us at 581-7457 or stop by if you have any questions! Check us out on Facebook as well at! Also follow us on Twitter!

We are now offering PUNCH CARDS! Buy 10 games = 1 free game token!



Bowling and Billiard Prices
Bowling w/Student ID $2.50/game
Bowling (Non-Student) $2.50/game
Cosmic Bowling $2.75/game
Shoe Rental $1/game
Billiards $0.75/game
Fall and Spring Open Bowling Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 4-11 p.m.
Saturday 3-11 p.m.
Sunday 1-10 p.m.







 Stop by the lanes, call or email for details


BOWL out your CANDLES - Free bowling on your birthday. Eastern Illinois University students ONLY with a valid EIU ID and drivers license or state ID card will receive a free game of bowling and complimentary shoe rental on their birthday.


Weekly Specials (During Fall and Spring Semesters)


Special Day Hours Details
3-for-2 Special All Week! Before 6 p.m. Every third game is free! (shoe rental not included)
Dine-n-Bowl Special Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Pay $10 = includes 3 games, rental shoes, and a select Food Court combo meal! Food voucher value $6, anything over that amount the customer is responsible for paying.
Free Shoe Rental Bowling Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4-10 p.m. Bowl games without having to pay for rental shoes!
Dollar Day Tuesday & Thursday 4-10 p.m. $1/game, $1/soda
Cosmic Giveaway Bowling Friday 8-11 p.m. Come bowl and have a chance to win prizes!
Cosmic Glow Pin Bowling Saturday 8-11 p.m. Bowl a strike with a head colored glow pin and win a free game!

*For the Dine-n-Bowl Special, you must first come to the EIU Bowling Lanes to pay $10 up front. Once paid, you will receive a voucher that can be taken to the Food Court in order to get your select combo meal. The list of meals are listed below and are also listed on the voucher. We ask that you get your meal either before or after bowling, but not during bowling. However, you may eat your meal at the Food Court or bring it down with you and eat while bowling!

List of select Food Court combo meals with the Dine-n-Bowl Special:

- Grilled Cheese Combo
- 1-topping Pizza Combo
- Single Burger Combo
- Sandwich and Chips Combo
- Hot Dog Combo
- Grab-n-Go

******Food voucher value $6, anything over that amount the customer is responsible for paying******



EIU Bowling Lanes Contact Information

Gary D Light
EIU Lanes Manager
Colleen Peterlich
Assistant Director, MLK Jr. University Union

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