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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!

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

Visit Western and discover what YOUR University has to offer!

Dance the Night Away

Each year, WIU students dance all night for a great cause! The yearlong fundraising campaign raises money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis.

Come Visit and "Discover Western"

Our next Discover Western open house is scheduled for February 15 - register now and see the Macomb campus first-hand! If you cannot make an in-person visit, take our virtual walking tour!

Points of Purple Pride

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

Get fit at the WIU Student Recreation Center!

Students, alumni, faculty and staff .... whether you want to lift weights, go for a run, take a dip in the pool or take an exercise class, the rec center has something for everyone!

And They Call It Puppy Love

Col. Rock Loves Western! Follow Rocky on Facebook.

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Alumni On The Move Nursing Program Alumni On The Move

WIU Farm Expo - Feb. 6 & 7

This 46th annual "Ag Mech Show," the largest student-run agriculture show in the U.S., will be held February 6 & 7 at Western Hall in Macomb. Get a glimpse of emerging ag technology, tractors and machinery, livestock and crop equipment, supplies and much more.

Nearly Naked Mile - Register by Feb. 10

Campus Recreation is sponsoring the third annual Nearly Naked Mile, "Freezin' for a Reason," an untimed one-mile charity run/walk, on Western's Macomb campus. Proceeds benefit the McDonough County YMCA for children's scholarships.

Performing Arts Society Wine Tasting - Feb. 13

Please join us for this unique Valentine's date night or fun ladies night out, as we offer over 60 wines for sampling, heavy appetizers and a wine-themed silent auction. New this year, a bistro will offer a variety of beers for purchase.

3rd Annual Dance Marathon - Feb 13

Dance your heart out from noon-midnight to support a great cause. This year's goal is to raise $70,000 to donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of the Greater St. Louis Area. Register for this year's Dance Marathon at tinyurl.com/wiudm16.

Discover Western - Feb. 15

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with faculty & 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. 29

2016 - 2017 Housing Renewal is now underway! Group moves and upper division students will be eligible to renew this week.

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!

Nursing Program

Our signature Nursing Program is designed to prepare nurses to be excellent health care leaders for the state of Illinois and regional areas, particularly rural settings. The program is one of the most highly-selective and demanded academic programs at Western. Apply now!

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

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