Points of Pride Balloon Festival Go Western! Class of 2020 Your New Home is in your backyard Signature Academic Programs Military Friendly Leatherneck Football 50 Years of the College of Business and Technology

Points of Purple Pride

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

Up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon!

Celebrate Family Day and the Macomb Balloon Rally on WIU's beautiful Macomb campus this September.

Get Ready for Homecoming 2016!

Homecoming weekend is less than a month away! Reunions, fun run, parade, tailgating, football and more! There's no place like WIU.

We are WIU!

Visit Western Illinois University and see for yourself just what a great place this is! Our next Discover Western Open House is October 10 - register today!

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

Visit Western and discover what YOUR University has to offer!

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Happy Anniversary, CBT!

For 50 years, Western's College of Business and Technology has prepared thousands of students for successful business-related careers.

Career Fair Month of Vampires Soldiers 5k Run/Walk Military Friendly

File Your FAFSA - Beginning Oct. 1

WIU students: mark your calendars for Oct. 1. Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are underway beginning that day. WIU students who file their 2017-18 FAFSA on Oct. 1 will be entered to win a $200 book award for the Fall 2017 semester!

Career & Internship Fair and Graduate School Expo - Oct. 4

Stop by the Union Grand Ballroom from 10am-2pm to explore career and graduate school options for your future! There are over 80 companies registered for the event. Professional dress is required to enter the career fair.

WIU Film Club Presents: "A Month of Vampires"

Come and spend a month of blood-curdling fear with the Film Club! We'll be screening a different movie every Tuesday in October at 6:00 pm in Simpkins 220 - Near Dark (Oct. 4), Martin (Oct. 11), Planet of the Vampires (Oct. 18) and Let the Right One In (Oct. 25). Cookies and soda will be provided. All students welcome!

Homecoming 2016: Rocky in Space - Oct. 7-8

Join Western Illinois University as we host our annual Homecoming celebration with "Rocky in Space." Homecoming 2016 will feature reunions for the classes of 1966, 1976 and 1991, but alumni of all years are welcome to celebrate being a Leatherneck. Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday with the All Alumni Social. Saturday events include a 5K run/walk, parade, cookout and Leatherneck football versus Indiana State.

Discover Western Open House - Oct. 10

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. 

Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk - Oct. 22

This 5th annual run honors WIU alumni Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin, who were both killed in the line of duty. Registration is $25 (until Oct. 3), which includes a long-sleeve technical t-shirt and a "dog tags" finisher medal. After Oct. 3, registration is $35 (participants not guaranteed a t-shirt or medal.)

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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