Eureka Students

Meal Schedule for Fall Break

The Burgoo will be serving lunch from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday October 25th

The Burgoo will reopen for dinner on Tuesday October 28th 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The Commons will reopen on Wednesday morning at 7:15 for breakfast. The Burgoo will be open at 7:30 am.

Don’t forget that you can check what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner anytime at our new and improved website!


Transportation Services & Schedule

To help with transportation during college breaks, the Student Programs and Services Office will be offering shuttles to take students to and from the Amtrak Train Station in Normal, IL.* Sign-up in person through the Student Programs and Services Office. Space is limited. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance prior to the Campus Departure date or you will be charged $10.

The fall schedule is as follows:

Fall Break – October 27 & 28 (Sign-up cutoff date: October 21)
Depart Campus on October 24 at 4:45pm to Uptown Station, Normal, IL
Pick up at Uptown Station, Normal, IL on October 28 at 11:45am

Thanksgiving Break – November 26–28 (Sign-up cutoff date: November 19)
Depart Campus on November 25 at 4:45pm to Uptown Station, Normal, IL
Pick up at Uptown Station, Normal, IL on November 30 at 11:45am

Winter Break – December 17–January 18 (Sign-up cutoff date: December 10)
Depart Campus on December 16 at 4:45pm to Uptown Station, Normal, IL
Pick up at Uptown Station, Normal, IL on January 18 at 11:45am

*Students are responsible for arranging and purchasing train, bus, or airplane tickets.


Upcoming Break Closings

Just a reminder that the Residence Halls do NOT close for fall break. All students are welcome to stay on campus. Please note that food service will be limited though.

The Residence Halls WILL close for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Students wishing to stay on campus during these breaks will need to fill out a Break Housing Request Form in the SPS Office before the break begins. Staying for a non-college related reason may result in a $10/night charge.

Thanksgiving Break Closing
Close on Tuesday, November 25th @ 5pm
Re-Open on Sunday, November 30th @ 8am
Thanksgiving Housing Request

Winter Break Closing
Close on Tuesday, December 16th @ 5pm
Re-Open on Sunday, January 18th @ 8am
Winter Break Housing Request

Spring Break Closing
Close on Friday, March 13th @ 5pm
Re-Open on Sunday, March 22nd @ 8am

Any questions, please contact Lisa Fischer, Director of Residence Life.


24-Hour Play Festival invite

The honorary theatre fraternity Alpha Psi Omega would like to extend you an invitation for 24-Hour Theatre. This is an event that will take place November 7 and 8, in which five to six short plays are written, produced, and performed within a 24-hour time period.

If you are interested in being involved with this event, please contact Belle Grober. The positions available include writers, actors, directors, and various tech and behind-the-scenes personnel such as stage manager, props master, and run-crew.

Writers will only be obligated to write their play from 7.30pm November 7th to midnight. They may then choose to end their involvement at this point, or then become a director or actor for another play.

Actors, directors, and all other tech personel will be obligated to be present from 9am Saturday November 8 until the performance ends at roughly 8.30pm that night. Breaks will be given for meals.

If you have yet to be involved in theatre, and would like to jump in now to try something new, this is your chance! The 24-Hour Play Festival is crazy, and we need your help! We did it last year, and we want to keep the tradition going strong.

Once again, for more information, contact Belle. She will forward you a description of all available positions, as well as a tentative timeline for the day.


Save the Date! Campus Leadership Conference November 14–15

Leadership Conference 2014 banner

The Leadership Ambassador Team would like to invite you to attend the 2014 Leadership Conference, Inspiring Connections: Creating Constellations! This year’s theme will focus on the value of connecting to others via mentoring and networking as part of the leadership journey!

The conference will take place on campus, Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th, 2014. This great opportunity is open to all students and free of charge!

~~Some exciting features included this year will be the senior track option where seniors have the option to participate in the Alumni offerings of the conference, an etiquette lunch, and plenty of opportunities to interact with alumni and make connections!~~

We hope that you plan to take advantage of this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Be on the look out for Online Registration beginning October 6th, 2014!

**Also, just a friendly reminder that while recognized campus organizations are encouraged to send as many of their members as possible, groups are required to send a minimum of two students to the conference as the sole representatives of their organization. Start prepping now!**

We can’t wait to see you at the conference!

Please feel free to contact Lindzey Wheeler or Gretchen Schlossler with any questions or for more information.


Student Senate

Candidates and Senators

Thank you all for the great turn out we had with elections the past couple of days.

The results are in and I would like to congratulate Bobby Mathius and Oakleigh Beard on their first- and second-year Vice President win as well as the Senator-at-Large winner, Aaron Meyer.

Thank you to all those who helped with elections and to everyone who voted!

Access Student Senate minutes


General Information

Have general on-campus questions? Read the General Information page.