Walk this Way

You can be a part of the Leatherneck family! Check out WIU during the next Discover Western program on Sept. 20 - register today!

I Love a Parade!

Get ready for Homecoming 2014, Oct. 3-4, with events kicking off the week Sept. 26 with Paint the Paws!

Leatherneck Leaders!

More than 150 incoming students participated in Camp Leatherneck this summer, a free 2-day retreat focused on leadership, service and community.

Heading for the Goal!

Check out Women's Soccer - four home games this September at WIU's John MacKenzie Alumni Field! View the complete schedule for times.

Welcome Class of 2018!

Proud freshmen showcase the signature Western "W" during move-in weekend.

Get Involved!

Did you know WIU has more than 250 student organizations? There's a group, activity, or cause for everyone!

We Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

Leatherneck traditions are alive and well on the Western Illinois University campus!

Points of Purple Pride

A "Best Midwestern College" and a "Top Tier Midwestern University" - apply now for admission!

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Students on campus for a Discover Western Open House tour

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Career Fair - Sept. 16

The LEJA Career Fair is FREE for students who want to network for job and internship opportunities with police departments, governmental positions, and much more! Wear professional attire and bring your completed resume. Runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the University Union. 

Professional Development Series - Through Sept. 18

The College of Business & Technology's Professional Development Series offers sessions to CBT students in order to prepare them for the job search and a successful career in business. Attend sessions on professional dress, resume building, interviewing, social media, dining etiquette, leadership, and more.

Difficult Conversations: Does Ferguson Matter? Sept 18, 7:00 p.m.

The events in Ferguson, Missouri will be the first topic of this year's Difficult Conversations series, which is designed to provide space for students, faculty and community members to voice their perspective on the issue of race relations in America. Held in the Lamoine Room of the University Union.

The 28th Annual Mary Olive Woods Lecture - Sept 18.

Peter Adamson, Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany will present “Is the God of Islam the 'Necessary Existent'? Avicenna's Philosophical Theology.” Held in the University Union Heritage Room at 7:30 p.m.

Al Sears Jazz Festival feat. Cyrille Aimée - Sept. 19-21

Cyrille Aimée, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, headlines the Al Sears Jazz Festival (which runs Sept. 19-21 in Macomb). Presented by BCA.

Discover Western - Sept. 20

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. 

Peace Day Celebration - Sept. 23

The Department of Political Science and Center for International Studies are sponsoring the Day of International Peace on Sept. 23. The event features presentations and performances about the topic of world peace. Individual presentations or group efforts are welcome - submit proposals by Sept. 17.

BaFa BaFa Cultural Simulation - Oct 1st, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun cross-cultural simulation that will help you understand how culture plays an important part in every person's life. Everyone is welcome to participate but space is limited; please register by September 24th by sending an email to CIS-Activities@wiu.edu.

A Hero's Homecoming. Who's Your Hero?

Save the Date! Alumni and friends will descend on the Western Illinois University campus, joining current students, October 3-4 to celebrate Homecoming 2014.  For those graduating 25, 30, 40 or 50 years ago, weekend festivities are planned to celebrate classes of 1964, 1974, 1984 and 1989.

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