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Calling All Leathernecks

Tell us how scholarship support has impacted you! Not only does your input help us understand all the ways donor support changes the lives of Western students, but your story may also be featured in our direct mail and online outreach to alumni.

Points of Purple Pride

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

"You are Welcome Here" Campaign Debuts at WIU

Colleges and universities across the United States are banding together in a campaign, "You Are Welcome Here," to remind current and prospective international students that they are welcome to pursue their education in the United States.

All the World's a Stage

Check out the Department of Theatre and Dance performances this spring! Both the Mainstage and Studio seasons are in full swing!

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Discover Western!

See Western for yourself! Our next Macomb campus "Discover Western" Open houses is scheduled for April 1. Register online today and picture yourself at Western Illinois University!

Celebrating Rocky

It has been a great 49 years (seven years in dog age) for Col. Rock III, Western Illinois University's mascot, who celebrated his birthday on March 3.

Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Project

To commemorate the site of the original GBCC at WIU, the Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park project has been established.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

Mascot Memorial Plaza Military Friendly

2017 Thompson Lecture: Prof. Kory Floyd - Mar. 27

Dr. Kory Floyd of the University of Arizona is the 26th annual Wayne N. Thompson Scholar Lecturer and has spent nearly two decades exploring how prosocial communication benefits physical and mental health and the stability of relationships. Join us at 5 p.m. in Horrabin Hall 1/CODEC to QC 103/104 for his presentation.

Discover Western - Open House Apr. 1

Come and Discover Western! Our free 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.

Physics Research Day - Apr. 4

From atoms to galaxies, undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Physics will be presenting their research projects at the Physical Sciences Library in Currens Hall.

Morrow Lecture: Adapt & Persist - Apr. 6

Leading conservation biologist, Dr. Scott Mills (University of Montana) will describe how humans can help threatened species evolve so that they can cope with environmental stresses.

Free STI Testing - Apr. 6

Take charge of your health. Free STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) testing at Beu Health Center for the first 150 students to register. Pre-registration is required for the STI testing. Free HIV testing in the Union on the first floor, no registration required.

Mascot Memorial Plaza - Celebrate a Campus Tradition!

The Mascot Memorial Project is seeking donations to complete a new plaza in honor of WIU’s live English bulldog mascot, Colonel Rock. The new space will adorn a memorial wall featuring WIU’s past bulldog mascots, as well as displaying a timeline history of the live mascot program.

Veterans Services at Western Illinois University

We have a long and rich tradition of serving veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and members of the National Guard. WIU 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.

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