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Martin Luther King Jr.
University Union

EIU Lanes 


1.      We are allowing 2 bowlers per lane.

2.      Everyone will wear masks properly at all times in the facility.

3.      Everyone will practice Social Distancing at all times.

Students, faculty, and community members are invited to join in on the fun at the EIU Lanes! We've got something for everyone - whether you're interested in bowling a few games for fun, joining a bowling league, playing pool and arcade games, or hanging out with friends watching TV - EIU Lanes is the place to be!

In addition to the faculty/staff league, we now offer a student league. The student league is held every fall and spring semester. Check out more information regarding leagues as well as prices, daily specials, lane reservations, and birthday packages below!

EIU Lanes is a smoke and alcohol-free facility. We are located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union on campus. Call us at 217-581-7457 or stop by with any questions. Check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @EIULanes



Bowling and Billiard Prices
Bowling w/Student ID $ 1.00 /game  MONDAY - THURSDAY
Bowling (Non-Student) $2.50/game
Cosmic Bowling $2.75/game
Shoe Rental $1/game
Billiards $0.75/game
Spring Semester Hours
Holiday Hours - will vary  
Sunday   -  3:00 P.M.  -   8: 00 P.M.


Monday - Thursday   -   10:00 A.M. -  8:00 P.M.  
Friday   -   10:00 A.M.   -   8:00 P.M.  
Saturday   -  3:00  P.M.   -  8:00 P.M.  






Enjoy free bowling on your birthday! Eastern Illinois University students with a valid EIU ID and driver's license or state ID card will receive a free game of bowling and complimentary shoe rental on their birthday.

 Weekly Specials (Fall and Spring Semesters)      

Special Day Hours Details


Groups of 5 or more

Games & Shoes  $ .50 Each

  Before 6 p.m.


  Tuesday 4-8 p.m.  
Dollar Bowling Wednesday 4-8 p.m.  
  Thursday 4-8 p.m.  
Cosmic Giveaway Bowling Friday 6-8 p.m. Sound & Light Show - Prizes
Cosmic Glow Pin Bowling Saturday 6-8 p.m. Colored Pins Could Win You Prizes

 EIU Bowling Lanes Contact Information

Gary D Light
EIU Lanes Manager
David Smith
Assistant Director, MLK Jr. University Union

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Union Hours

May change according to the Academic Calendar
Monday – Thursday: 7 A.M.-9 P.M.
Friday: 7 A.M.-9 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M.-9 P.M.
Sunday: 10 A.M.- 9 P.M.

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