Congratulations Fall 2014 WESL graduates!

Western's English as a Second Language (WESL) program prepares international students academically, socially, and culturally for success as university students.

Leathernecks for a Lifetime

Everyone who graduates from the University is an automatic member of the Alumni Association.

Dance the Night Away

The University Dance Troupe produces two concerts each academic year, and provides opportunities for students to choreograph performances with award-winning instructors.

WIU-QC Academics

Our Quad Cities campus offers individuals in the QC region the opportunity to obtain undergraduate & graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates.

Congratulations Fall 2014 Graduates!

Commencement weekend will be held Dec. 19-20 in Macomb recognizing the accomplishments of WIU students and alumni.

University Housing ... Your Home Away from Home

Western's residential facilities provide students with amenities and services for the best in on-campus living.

Dive In at Western!

WIU Athletics provide an outstanding experience to its student-athletes and to the surrounding communities.

Points of Purple Pride

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

Final Exam Week - Dec. 15-19

The Fall 2014 semester is drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19. The University will observe winter break with holiday and administrative closure from Dec. 24-Jan 1.

Commencement Weekend - Dec. 19-20

Celebrate Success! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 19-20 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2014 Commencement Weekend. Ceremonies will also be live streamed online.

General Studies Degree Program Graduate Open House - Dec. 19

BGS graduates, their friends and families are invited to an open house sponsored by Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program staff. The open house is in Horrabin Hall room 6 from 11am-2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

'Tis the Season to Give

The generosity of alumni and friends is the keystone of success for the University, its people, and its programs. Consider a gift to the University this holiday season that will benefit an area of the Macomb or Quad Cities campus of your choice. WIU thanks you for your ongoing loyalty and outstanding support that continues to have a very significant impact every day.

Resident Assistant Applications - Accepted through Jan. 27

Residence hall floors are staffed by full time students who serve primarily as a resource and mentor for the residents. The Resident Assistants (RAs) facilitate programming, enforce policies, and serve on duty. Do you have what it takes? Apply to become an RA!

Discover Western - Feb. 16

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. 

Leathernecks Basketball

The men's and women's basketball seasons are now underway. Home games will be held at Western Hall through February, so you can catch the Leathernecks in Macomb no matter your schedule. All students receive free admission.

Electronic Transcript Delivery

The Office of the Registrar is excited to announce that electronic transcript delivery is now available. Students and alumni who began at WIU Fall 1983 and later can request electronic delivery of transcripts in PDF format. All students may still order a paper transcript online for delivery through regular mail.

Volunteer for Western's Video Captioning Pool

Have some time on your hands and willing to serve? If so, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is issuing a call for volunteers to help out with captioning videos produced by any department or unit at Western Illinois University. You can help ensure that web content is available to people with disabilities.

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