Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events

Homecoming 2015
October 9–10, 2015

Rocktober Vacation in Vegas
October 16–18, 2015

Football Alumni Appreciation Day/Senior Day
October 24, 2015

Fall of the Wall ceremony
November 9

2015 Alumni Leadership Connections Conference
November 13 and 14

Portraits of Southern France Viking River Cruise
June 11–19, 2016

Alumni Football Events

homecoming 2015
October 9 & 10, 2015

Eureka College Red Devils vs. Westminster College Blue Jays

  • 6 pm Friday: Hall of Fame Induction
  • 9 pm Friday: Bonfire
  • 10 am Saturday: Homecoming Parade
  • 11 am ‐ 12:30 pm Saturday: Tailgate Party
  • 1 pm Saturday: Kickoff at Pete FioRito Stadium at McKenzie Field

Save the Weekend: Homecoming is October 9 & 10, 2015!
Homecoming has become come a tradition on campus that is NOT to be missed! The parade, the tailgating, the royalty, the GAME, the Chanticleer party and all the alumni and friends have made this a great weekend to celebrate EUREKA! Mark your calendars and plan to come home to Eureka this fall!

Football Alumni Appreciation Day/Senior Day

October 24, 2015

Eureka College Red Devils vs. Crown College

  • 10:30‐11:30 pm: Tailgate Party
  • 11:45: Recognition of seniors
  • 12 Noon: Kickoff
  • Halftime: Recognition of all Football Alumni

EC Alumni and Friends discount for Six Flags Great America Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS©

Halloween is back at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the park transforms for thrills by day and fright by night! Eureka College Alumni can receive a 45% discount of the main gate price. by using the code “895FF” and get tickets for $38 per person for September 26, 27, October 23, 24, 25, 2015.

Las Vegas

Sold Out: Rocktober Vacation in Vegas

October 16–18, 2015

Bradley Kenny, ’89 has invited Eureka College Alumni back again for an October gathering in Las Vegas, NV. If you love Vegas, what better weekend to go than one hosted by Eureka College alum, Bradley Kenny!

This year the weekend will include a Friday night ride on “The High Roller,” the world’s largest observation wheel located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, followed by a gathering at the Las Vegas Bowl, an incredible Saturday evening Cirque du Soleil show and Sunday Brunch at the House of Blues. There is even talk of a alumni pool party on Saturday afternoon! Celebrate your alma mater and make some new memories with classmates that you won’t soon forget. Start planning now to join us for this great weekend in Las Vegas! Space is limited so contact us at or 877-892-7823 for more information.

Fall of the Wall 2015

The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College cordially invites you to join in celebrating a landmark of freedom. The 26th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall will be held Monday, November 9 in Becker Auditorium in the Donald B. Cerf Student Center. Special ceremony guests include author Ken Adelman, who wrote “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War” and Eureka College President J. David Arnold. A reception will follow. Reserve your complimentary seat via email or by calling 877-892-7823.

This event is sponsored sponsored by Mangold Ford with additional support from PNC, along with the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College.

2015 Alumni Leadership Connections Conference

Strengthening Connections: Building Bridges to Stronger Relationships

Mark Your Calendars: Friday evening, Nov. 13–Saturday, Nov. 14

2015 Alumni Leadership Conference

The Eureka College Alumni Board and the Eureka College Student Leadership Ambassadors have developed this annual conference to bring together alumni and students who are leaders in their communities and on campus with the desire to build connections with our alma mater. This year’s conference will have inspiring alumni speakers featuring the “Strengthsfinder” assessment as a central focus. Look for more details and online registration in next month’s issue of Maroon & Gold!

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 Shellie Schwanke 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 877-892-7823 for more information.