WIU-QC Academics

Our Quad Cities campus offers individuals in the QC region the opportunity to obtain undergraduate & graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates.

WIU Leathernecks for the win!

Come in out of the cold and catch WIU Leatherneck Basketball action at Western Hall!

WIU Agriculture Greenhouse: Hands-on Learning

The new greenhouse will expand learning and research opportunities for ag students and faculty.

International experiences abound at WIU!

The Center for International Studies provides outstanding experiences for international students as well as WIU students who wish to study abroad.

Points of Purple Pride

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

WIU Leathernecks for the win!

Come in out of the cold and catch WIU Leatherneck Basketball action at Western Hall!

A Rocky Riddle: Why did the snowman call his dog "Frost?"

Because Frost-bites! (Follow WIU's mascot Col. Rock III on Facebook).

Show your Leatherneck Pride ... Vote for WIU!

Students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff are encouraged to vote for WIU each and every day as part of the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools grant!

Women's Basketball 'Think Pink' Event - Jan. 31

Help the Fighting Leathernecks fight breast cancer! For $25, fans can purchase a Think Pink package which includes a game ticket, shirt, and admission to a post-game event featuring food, drinks, raffle, and the opportunity to meet the women's basketball team. All funds go to McDonough District Hospital's Linda's Fund.

Career & Internship Fair and Graduate Program Expo - Feb. 3

Held in the Grand Ballroom from 10am-2pm, the fair brings over 50 companies interested in hiring for jobs and internships. Professional attire is required. The Graduate Program Expo is held in conjunction with the fair, highlighting the graduate programs offered at WIU.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day - Feb. 4

WIU President Jack Thomas and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 4 as National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Western Illinois University and in Macomb. Activites surrounding NGWSD are planned Jan. 31, prior to and during the WIU Women's basketball game, and on Feb. 4 in the University Union & Student Recreation Center.

45th Annual Farm Expo - Feb. 7 & 8

The Ag Mech Club's Farm Expo will be held 9am-5pm Feb. 7 & 10am-4pm Feb. 8 at Macomb's Western Hall. Saturday's 10:30am keynote speaker will be Kirk Hanlin, Assistant Chief, National Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture.

Stanley Safety Grant Competition - Through Feb. 12

Vote for WIU each and every day as part of the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools grant. The top two schools who receive the most votes will receive grants of security products and services from STANLEY Security.

Discover Western - Feb. 16

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. 

Housing Renewal - Through Feb. 27

It's time to live life on. Housing Renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year began Jan. 30 for those who are eligible and want to stay in their current room. Open renewals for students that wish to change their housing will take place between Feb. 4-27, depending on your current class year.

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of students meeting admissions standards finish the first year in good standing

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integrated bachelor's & master's degree programs

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sporting events held last year

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