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Discover Western!

Discover why Western is the right choice for your success! Our Discover Western open houses allow you to tour campus, meet with faculty & staff, talk with current students and more. Register online for our October 9 open house!

Scholarships at WIU

Automatic scholarships, unlimited opportunities & much more are yours at WIU. Learn more about scholarships at Western, including our 4-year Western Commitment Scholarships!

Our Signature Academic Programs

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, Supply Chain Management, and Forensic Chemistry are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

Welcome to the WIU Class of 2021!

Your #SuccessStory Starts at Western Illinois University - The Right Choice for Your Success!

Best in the Midwest!

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!

Tradition of Tough

Leatherneck Football returns to Macomb on September 30 for Homecoming weekend! Visit for schedules, news and action from WIU Leatherneck Athletics!

Storybook Homecoming: A Tale of Leatherneck Pride

Celebrate the WIU story during the annual Homecoming celebration Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30.

Up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon!

Celebrate the annual Macomb Balloon Rally on WIU's beautiful Macomb every September.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

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

Meet the Firms Supply Chain Management Day Men's Soccer Lodge and Libations Lodge and Libations Homecoming 2017 Career Fair Discover Western Open House Application Fee Waiver

"Meet the Firms" Career Fair - Sept. 20

Presented by Beta Alpha Psi, "Meet the Firms" is a unique career fair in which students majoring in accountancy, finance, and information systems are invited to speak with employers specifically looking to fill job openings and internships in these areas of interest. Visit from 1-4pm in the University Union Brattain Lounge.

Supply Chain Management Day - Sept. 20

Supply Chain Management Day fosters interaction between employers, current and prospective SCM majors, and WIU faculty and staff. The SCM Career Fair will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the University Union Grand Ballroom. A dinner with employer representatives, students, faculty/staff will follow from 5-7 p.m.

Men's Soccer Home Opener - Sept. 20

Catch the Leathernecks home opener as they take on the Drake Bulldogs at John MacKenzie Alumni Field in Macomb at 4:00 p.m. on September 20. This year the Department of Athletics celebrates the 50th anniversary of WIU men's soccer!

Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker: Jose Soto - Sept. 21

Jose Soto, J.D., VP for Access Equity & Diversity at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska will be presenting on diversity challenges and benefits for the university and Quad Cities community on September 21st in Riverfront Hall 103/104 at 3:30 p.m. on the WIU-QC campus.

Lodge & Libations - Sept. 23

Please join Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration on September 23 for a fundraiser for the Frank Lupton Outdoor Education Building project. Cocktails and appetizers at 5:00 p.m., program at 6:00 p.m.

Storybook Homecoming: A Tale of Leatherneck Pride - Sept. 29-30

Create your own storybook adventure as Western Illinois University hosts its annual Homecoming celebration on Sept. 29-30. Homecoming 2017 will feature reunions for the classes of 1967, 1977 and 1992, but alumni of all years are welcome to celebrate being a Leatherneck.

Fall Career & Internship Fair - Oct. 3

From noon-3pm in the Union Grand Ballroom, visit with over 60 employers hiring for a variety of jobs and internships around the country. Professional attire is required. Make an appointment with the Career Development Center to have your resume reviewed or learn how to interact professionally with the recruiters.

Discover Western Open House - Oct. 9

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. 

$0 Application Fee for Local Students

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for area high school students who apply to WIU. Graduating seniors who apply for admission to Western for the Fall 2018 semester will have the University's application fee waived.

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