Points of Pride Happy Valentines Day! residence hall life John Moon Ag Mech Show Signature Academic Programs Trilobite research Jazz NSSE Survey

Points of Purple Pride

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

And They Call It Puppy Love

Col. Rock Loves Western! Follow Rocky on Facebook and consider a donation to the Mascot Memorial Project.

Your Home Away from Home

The residence halls at Western provide students a place to build friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Each residence hall is more than a building; it's a community. Housing renewal is now underway!

Leatherneck Pride

John Moon, 101-year-old WIU Alumnus and Marine Corps Veteran, belts out the National Anthem in Western Hall.

What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?

A transfarmer! Check out all the latest in the ag industry at the largest student run ag mech show in the U.S.!

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Rock of Ages

WIU Assistant Professor of Geology Thomas Hegna has been part of a team conducting research on what are believed to be the first-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with a fossil of the segmented creature.

All that Jazz

The WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra, the top performing large jazz ensemble at Western, hosts the annual Jazz Fest this month.

Take the NSSE Survey

Check your WIU Gmail for an email from President Thomas; take the NSSE survey and be entered in a drawing to win an iPad Mini 4.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

Discover Western - Open House Feb. 20

Come and Discover Western! Our free 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.

Pre-Law Symposium - Feb. 20

Sponsored and organized by the Centennial Honors College, the Annual Pre-Law Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to learn about law school while being introduced to important legal issues by current law students who are WIU alumni and practicing law professionals. The event is open and free to the WIU community.

WIU FFA Chapter Pancake Breakfast - Feb. 22

The School of Agriculture Collegiate FFA (CFFA) Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Koblauch Hall Café, room 239. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door, and carry-outs are available upon request.

Cirque Zuma Zuma - Feb. 22

Cirque Zuma Zuma is a dazzling ensemble of African dancers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and more. Cirque Zuma Zuma is often described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Tickets are available by calling (309) 298-2900 or going online. WIU Students FREE with student ID.

Housing Renewal - Through Feb. 28

You have the rest of your life to live off campus... now is the time to build friendships that last a lifetime. Current students can renew their housing contract for the 2017-2018 academic year during Housing Renewal.

International Bazaar - Mar. 4

Travel the world at the 44th International Bazaar! Visit booths that represent countries from all over the world, sample authentic cuisine, experience world music, performances by students, and a fashion show displaying beautiful traditional clothing. A Kids Craft Corner and an International Marketplace for purchasing souvenirs and goods will also be available.

"Making Citizens" - Sociology professor co-authors new book

Dr. Tawnya Adkins Covert, Professor of Sociology, has co-authored a new book on political socialization (the lifelong process by which we acquire political beliefs). It explores how people develop political values, attitudes & identities, and identifies suggestions for institutional change that would lead to "better" citizenship.

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