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Signature Program: Nursing

Our highly-selective and high-demand Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. There's a reason it is one of WIU's signature programs.

Come Visit and "Discover Western"

Our next Discover Western open house is scheduled for October 12 - register now and see the Macomb campus first-hand! If you cannot make an in-person visit, take our virtual walking tour!

Family Day

Western welcomes all Leatherneck family members to Family Day on October 10. Enjoy a day of activities including a free concert by Dennis DeYoung of Styx!

Leatherneck Spirit!

Catch the action and cheer on the Fighting Leathernecks Football team on Hanson Field!

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!

Art in the Park!

WIU Department of Art students showcase their talents every year at Macomb's Gazebo Art Festival.

Our Goal is Stopping Yours!

Visit and hit WIU's MacKenzie Field to cheer on Leathernecks Soccer!

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!

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Career & Internship Fair - Oct. 6

Stop by the Grand Ballroom from 10am-2pm to network with local, regional, and nationwide employers hiring full-time employees and interns. Professional dress required for entry, and there will be free professional headshots taken for students to use for their LinkedIn profiles.

Sinbad - Oct. 9

Sinbad, comedian and star of "A Different World" and "Necessary Roughness", brings his comedic hysteria to Macomb. Enjoy an evening of laughter with one of Comedy Central's top 100 comedians of all time.

Fallen Soldiers 5k - Oct. 10

WIU's fourth Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 at the WIU-Macomb campus. Since 2012, the race has raised more than $46,000 for the WIU Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund which honors two alumni, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin, who were killed in the line of duty.

Discover Western - Oct. 12

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. 

Annual Thompson Lecture Oct. 13

Dr. Bree McEwan, Department of Communication, presents the 2015 Thompson Lecture, Building Community One Word At A Time: How language influences perception and persistence of online communities. Held at 5:00 p.m. in the Sandburg Theatre, in the University Union.

Robert and Mary Ferguson Lecture Oct. 14

The College of Business and Technology welcomes Tyler Gage, co-founder and co-CEO of Runa, a social enterprise that produces clean energy beverages and uses its supply chain to improve the livelihoods of thousands of indigenous farming families in the Amazon. On Wed, Oct 14, 3:00 p.m. in the University Grand Ballroom.  

WIU Film Club Presents: A Month of Horrors

Come and spend a month of scares with the Film Club as we watch a different horror movie at 7pm every Wednesday in October. All students are welcome; cookies and soda will be provided. Come on by 220 Simpkins Hall!

Alumni On The Move!

Western Illinois University is proud of its 120,000+ alumni from all around the world! We salute the most recent accomplishments and achievements of our alumni! #LeatherneckPride

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