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WIU is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - apply now.

Moving in, and moving up!

Welcome to our new and returning Leathernecks! Move-in for fall semester begins on August 19!

Pokémon GO Western!

Calling all Pokémon trainers! Catch them all on the Macomb campus with the help of this handy map, courtesy of alumna Mariah Bartz.

Rocky After Dark!

Join us on Hanson Field as we celebrate the beginning of a great school year!

Attention students from western Illinois ... Western is YOUR University!

Visit Western and discover what YOUR University has to offer!

Our Signature Academic Programs

WIU has 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

Books, T-Shirts, Hats and More!

The University Bookstore is ready for the start of the new school year, with textbooks, WIU gear, and everything that a WIU student may need!

Welcome to Western New Immunization Requirements Military Friendly

Veterans/Service Members Meet & Greet - Aug. 31

The Veterans Resource Center is sponsoring a Meet & Greet from 4-6 p.m. for all new and returning veterans and service members. Join us so you can meet new veterans/service members and say hello to those who are returning from a summer break. Free food and drink will be available.

John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture - Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

WIU Professor of History Edward J. Woell delivers the 14th annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture Wed., Aug. 31 (Quad Cities) & Thurs, Sept. 1 (Macomb) titled "The Public Sphere of Past and Present, and the Place of the Liberal Arts."

New Immunization Requirements - Due Sept. 2

Effective July 21, updates to the Illinois General Assembly Administrative Code have increased the immunization requirements for college students attending all Illinois State schools. These changes have increased the requirements for Tdap, Rubella, Mumps and Meningitis.

Professional Development Series - Sept. 8-22

The College of Business and Technology's Professional Development Series offers an array of sessions in order to prepare students for the job search and a successful career in business.

Agriculture Day with Leatherneck Football - Sept. 10

Join us on Saturday Sept. 10 for the Fighting Leathernecks' season opening football home game against Northern Arizona. Proceeds from this fundraising effort will support Ag Student Organizations.

Statewide High School Counselor Articulation Conference - Sept. 13

WIU is pleased to once again host the Statewide High School Counselor Articulation Conferences on September 13 at the Multicultral Center on the Macomb campus.

Discover Western Open House - Sept. 17

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Veterans Services at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University has a long and rich tradition of honoring and serving veterans and active members of the armed forces, and provides numerous on-campus resources for veterans and military personnel, as well as the flexibility of academic program offerings, including online courses and the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program.

WIU's CAIT Offers Correctional GED Preparation Curriculum

The Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT) is working on a national project that has never before been attempted in the United States. The center is successfully providing correctional facilities with an internet-based high school equivalency program, known as i-Pathways, for inmates to use while incarcerated.

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