Walk this Way Sing to Me of Death and Laughter And the rockets' red glare... Purple & Gold Power! Points of Purple Pride Serve and Protect. Dog Days of Summer. Sports Broadcasting WIU-Quad Cities

Walk this Way

Schedule a visit to our Macomb campus today or take our virtual walking tour. Picture yourself at Western!

Sing to Me of Death and Laughter

Opera students perform Dido and Aeneas - WIU's Opera Program is unique in that it is open to all students campus-wide!

And the rockets' red glare...

Enjoy Macomb's July 4th Celebration, once again held on Western Illinois University's Hanson Field.

Purple & Gold Power!

Western's school colors date back to the opening year of the Western Illinois Normal School in 1902-03. Learn more about WIU's traditions.

Points of Purple Pride

Western is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - schedule a campus visit and apply now for admission!

Serve and Protect

Western's Office of Public Safety was recently recognized for completing the Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies Agency Preparedness Program.

Dog Days of Summer

Rocky loves to stroll the beautiful campus during the summer - follow Rocky's escapades on his Facebook page!

Sports Broadcasting

WIU is home to the only sports broadcasting production program in the state. Students receive immediate training on equipment - there's a reason Sports Broadcasting is one of WIU's signature programs.

WIU-Quad Cities

Our Quad Cities campus in Moline offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. Schedule a visit today!

Move-In Weekend Special Announcement for students affected by the closing of Ashford University's Iowa Campus Smoke Free Campus

Residence Hall Move-In Begins August 21

All residence halls open for the Fall 2015 semester at 8:00 am on Friday, August 21. Students can check into their halls between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm any day after this initial "open" date. Classes start on August 24!

Ashford University Students - Become a WIU Leatherneck!

Students affected by the closing of Ashford University's Iowa Campus who apply to WIU for the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semester will have their application fee waived. Choose to attend either our residential Macomb, Illinois campus or our Midwest urban Quad Cities campus in Moline, Illinois.

Discover Western - Sept. 19

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. 

A Smoke-Free Campus

Effective July 1, Western Illinois University is now a smoke-free as part of the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act. The goal is to create a healthy place to live, learn and work.

MBA Hybrid/Blended 1-Year Program

The new Hybrid Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, with a management emphasis, blends online and traditional class meetings. Students get the best of both worlds with the flexibility of online courses combined with the personal attention and interactivity of face-to-face delivery.

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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hole championship golf course at the Macomb campus

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# of times/day Amtrak trains run to and from Chicago, Macomb and Quincy

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