Alumni Events


The Alumni & Development Team and Eureka Red Devil Athletics have some great games and gatherings planned for the 2015–16 season.

Alumni Basketball Gatherings Home and Away


The Alumni/Development Team and Athletics have some great games and gatherings planned for the 2015–16 season. Our November events are listed below. Look for more events on our alumni event page and make plans now to attend!

  • Friday, March 11, 2016: 5–6:30pm
    Eureka College’s March Madness Celebration
    Kelleher’s Irish Pub, 619 SW Water Street, Peoria | (Free food, cash bar)

RSVPs requested at or 877-892-7823.

Eureka College Alumni and Friends Florida Gatherings

February 9–13
Eureka College Alumni and Friends Florida Gatherings

Tuesday, February 9, 4–5:30 pm

Gulf Coast Area Reception
Chart House, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Mix and mingle while enjoying delicious appetizers and and the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico! Free appetizers and cash bar.

Wednesday, February 10

Golf and Gathering at the Villages
8:30am golf and 1:30 lunch at Palmer Legends Country Club (lunch is $10/person)
3pm dessert and coffee at the home of Jerry and Sandy Garkey
1945 Hartford Path, The Villages, FL 32162

Come for golf, lunch, dessert, or a combination of each event.

Saturday, February 13

Orlando Area Luncheon hosted by Rev. Keith Elliott ’55

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, 9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Come enjoy good company, a wonderful lunch and an update on college affairs in a beautiful setting.

RSVP for these events by calling 877-892-7823 or emailing us by February 5, 2016. Interested in golfing with us? Contact us by January 23 for tee time information and other details.

Spring 2016 Alumni and Friends International Travel Experience

March 7–17, 2016

You asked for a Spring European getaway and now you have it! Bella Italia on the Edge of Spring: Live La Dolce Vita

Revel in the magic of Italy on this 10-day tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Milan. Travel the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, exploring medieval hill towns and visiting the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and see hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in Venice for two nights before ending your journey in Milan. Enjoy a visit to one of Chianti’s treasured wineries and medieval castle. A tour of Florence showcases the cultural treasures of the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.” Discover Siena’s narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. Spend a day in the breathtaking region of Umbria as you visit two of its most important cities: Assisi and Perugia.

Space is limited. For information or a detailed itinerary contact email Shellie Schwanke or call 877-892-7823.

Spring Training in Phoenix 2016

March 18–19
alumni spring training weekend

Eureka College alumni will gather again for the 3rd annual Spring Training Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona for White Sox games at Camelback Ranch. The Alumni Office has secured tickets for the March 18th Sox v. Cubs game (Bull Pen Patio SOLD OUT) and the March 19th Sox v. Dodgers game (limited tickets still available). Both games will be at Camelback Ranch in the Bull Pen Patio Buffet and shaded viewing area.

Camelback Ranch Admission is $40 to each game and includes entry and ballpark cuisine. Travel & accommodations are the responsibility of the attendees. Call 877-892-7823 or email for more information.

2016 Alumni Weekend

April 8–10
2016 Alumni Weekend

We are planning some great events including the annual Run with Reagan, the Golden E Class of 1966 Reunion Dinner, National Geographic Explorer Luncheon, Alumni Award Celebration Dinner, Labyrinth Experience, Sports Center Eureka College Style, the annual Spring Chorale Concert and more! Look for the complete schedule and online registration in the next issue of Maroon & Gold!

Chicago Cubs Opening Day at Wrigley Field

April 11, 2016

Join Eureka College alumni and friends at Wrigley Field on Opening Day! Cheer on Eureka’s very own Ben Zobrist during his 1st Cubs home game as Chicago takes on the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 p.m.

Total package cost is $100 per person, and includes Reserved Terrace seat and charter bus transportation to and from the game. Bus departs from Eureka College at noon.

Reserve yours before they’re gone at email or call 877-892-7823.

Mark your calendars: Portraits of Southern France Viking River Cruise

June 11–19, 2016
Southern France

Sail the scenic Saone and Rhone Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas of France’s countryside. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence.

  • Visit Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienna. Stroll the cobbled streets of Arles that inspired Vincent van Gogh
  • Visit Avignon, the “City of Popes”
  • Learn about the region’s time-honored wine-making traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.
  • Extend your cruise with three nights in Paris

Included in your 8-day cruise tour package:

  • Starts at $4799 per person (cruise-only pricing also available)
  • Round-trip transportation and airfare from Central IL to O’Hare
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • 7-night cruise in a river view stateroom on the beautiful Viking Buri
  • All meals onboard the vessel
  • Complimentary house wine, beer, coffee, tea or soft drinks with every dinner
  • Complimentary coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • 7 Guided sightseeing tours, fully hosted by English-speaking guides
  • An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
  • All taxes on included features

Contact Shellie at or call 877-892-7823 for more information.