A Note From Home…..

Homecoming: a Time to Celebrate!

Homecoming Weekend is one week away! Soon the campus will begin buzzing with alumni who are eager to return to campus and enjoy the traditions this special weekend brings.

Homecoming is a great time to celebrate our Alma mater: the relationships made with classmates, roommates, professors, staff members; the great education received here and the events and memories that have helped us to take our place in our community and our workplace.
Remember, your relationship with your alma mater is an important one and the core of it is the value that it brings to your life. It should be celebrated!
We look forward to welcoming you home next week to celebrate all things Eureka! Check out this schedule below and make plans to join us!
Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations
Special Assistant to the President

It’s Almost HERE! Homecoming is October 5 & 6, 2018! 

Homecoming has become a tradition on campus that is NOT to be missed! The parade, the tailgating, the royalty, the GAME,  and all the alumni and friends have made this a great weekend to celebrate EUREKA!
2018 Homecoming Schedule, October 5-6

Friday, October 5

8-5 p.m.                    Melick Library Booksale
11:30 a.m.                 Homecoming Convocation
4:30 p.m.                  Dedications TBA
5:30 p.m.                  Art Gallery VIP Reception for President Circle Members. (To inquire about becoming a President’s Circle member, contact the Development Office at 877-892-7823.)
6 p.m.                         Black Alumni Association Reunion, Melick Library
6 & 8 p.m.                 Volleyball Games in Reagan Athletic Complex
7-10 p.m.                   Alumni and “Friends” ’90’s Alumni Party at Jacob House
7 p.m.                         Student Homecoming games at McKinzie Field

Saturday, October 6

8:30 a.m.                   Hall of Fame Breakfast
9:30-2 p.m.                Melick Library Booksale
9:30-11 a.m.              Alumni Open House at Jacob House (near Rinker Theatre)
11 a.m.                        Parade
11-12:30 p.m.            Commons Open for Lunch
1:30 p.m.                    Alumni Baseball Game, Henry Sand Field
1-4:30 p.m.                Alumni Tailgate Area Opens with Live Music, Food Trucks and Fun!
3 p.m. to Halftime    Children’s Area Open with attractions by Fun on the Run
                                            (weather permitting)
3:30 p.m.                    Alumni Award Introductions at Center Field
Halftime                     Homecoming Court Announced, Dance Team
7-:8:30 p.m.               5th Quarter Party at Chanticleer (All Alumni Welcome)

Eureka College Alumni: who are we?

Eureka College Alumni are an elite group whose lineage includes abolitionists, suffragists, educators, clergy, creatives, social science and business leaders, doctors, scientists and public servants: all men and women of character. Good mothers, good fathers, good citizens that cover the globe. Although small in number with only 7600 living members, the Eureka College footprint is large and has reached all the way to the highest elected office, as experienced by our own Ronald W, Reagan, class of 1932 and 40th President of the United States of America,

Where are Eureka College Alumni?

Eureka Alumni can be found in all 50 states and throughout the world.

Stay in touch with Eureka College after you graduate! Attend our alumni leadership conference in the Spring, come back for Homecoming in the Fall, or discover one of our many other ways to get involved with Eureka College as an alum.

Alumni Events

We encourage our alumni to stay engaged in any way they can. Visit the alumni events page or the campus events calendar

Giving Back to Eureka College

Give now and make a difference at Eureka College. Our secure online giving process is safe and secure.

Alumni & Donors

Contact a member of our team with any questions.

Michael Murtagh

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Shellie Schwanke

Director of Alumni Relations

Teresa Kennell

Director of Advancement Services

Mindy Webster

Administrative Assistant

300 E. College Avenue
Eureka, Illinois 61530
(309) 467-6317