WIU announces Tuition Reduction Summer Session Signature Academic Programs Your New Home is in your backyard CBT The best and the brightest. WIU-Quad Cities Points of Pride

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To help students and families meet the rising costs of higher education, WIU is offering a reduced tuition rate for new incoming undergrads enrolling this fall!

Apply now for Summer Session!

Graduate from college early by taking advantage of Summer Session. Courses available include offerings in general education, major courses, graduate courses, and honors courses, delivered in residential, extension or online formats.

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Attention students from western Illinois ... Western is YOUR University!

Visit Western and discover what YOUR University has to offer!

Batter up!

Catch Leatherneck Baseball action at Alfred E. Boyer Stadium!

The best and the brightest

The annual Undergraduate Research Day at WIU provides a public, university-wide forum for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity.

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!

Points of Purple Pride

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

Opera Theatre Presents IOLANTHE. WIU Veterans Voices Journal Reception. Happy Graduation! Western Commitment Scholarships. Alumni On The Move

Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" - May 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss this comedic opera as fairies try to take over the House of the Lords! Held in the Hainline Theatre, tickets are available in the Box Office by calling (309) 298-2900, online at BCAbringstheStars.com, or at the door.

SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace: May 11

This reading reception commemorates the second issue of the WIU Veterans literary magazine. Join this excellent opportunity to give voice to our veterans and service members from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Commencement Weekend - May 13-15

Congratulations to the Western Illinois University Class of 2016! Honors and commencement ceremonies will be held May 13-14 in Macomb and May 15 in the Quad Cities. Celebrate success!

4-Year Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

WIU wants to reward you for your academic ability in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance. New freshmen who submit all application materials for admission are automatically considered, so apply today!

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

Women in Science Living Community

Beginning fall of 2016, a WIU-Women in Science Living Learning Community is available to women majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines such as Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and more.  

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