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There's Still Time to SOAR (and to Get a Place to Live)!

You've been accepted to Western, and we can't wait to meet you! Sign up for Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and get your housing contract finalized. Log onto STARS and select "New Student Registration Reservation" from the menu.

Complete Your Housing Application!

When you apply for housing, you will answer a series of lifestyle questions, select a meal plan, and choose your community preference. We also encourage you to use our Roommate Matching System to find or self-select a roommate!

Farewell to Higgins: Celebrating an Era

Join University Housing & Dining Services and the Alumni Association to celebrate WIU's tallest residence hall before it is imploded on July 1.

Our Signature Academic Programs

Musical Theatre, Agriculture, and Law Enforcement & Justice Administration are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

We Dig Archaeology!

Learn more about an experimental archaeological project that was part of a class entitled "Fantastic Archaeology: Ancient Astronauts, Shape Shifters and Bigfoot."

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!

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

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

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Higgins Celebration & Implosion - June 30-July 1

You've loved and you've lived... Join us as we celebrate the many years of memories and bid farewell to Higgins Hall. A dinner and social will be held June 30 with the Higgins Hall implosion scheduled for July 1 at 9:00 AM.

All-Leatherneck Chicago Golf Classic - July 21

The 2nd Annual All-Leatherneck Chicago Golf Classic is Friday, July 21, at Arlington Lakes Golf Course in Arlington Lakes, Illinois. Registration for the event is open and the cost is $125 per person, which includes: golf, use of a cart, an Adidas registration gift, lunch, a social, and dinner.

WIU: The Right Choice for Your Success!

WIU is a Best Midwestern University, a Best Bang for the Buck Midwestern School & a Best Value College in Illinois.

Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park - Celebrate a Historical Cultural Area

Western Illinois University invites you to join us in celebrating one of our most historic cultural areas on campus. We are seeking your support to complete a new park area on the site of the original Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center.

Mascot Memorial Plaza - Celebrate a Campus Tradition

The Mascot Memorial Project is seeking donations to complete a new plaza in honor of WIU’s live English bulldog mascot, Colonel Rock. The new space will adorn a memorial wall featuring WIU’s past bulldog mascots, as well as displaying a timeline history of the live mascot program.

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!

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.

WIU's Wi-Fi Has Changed

University Technology changed the University’s wireless networks this summer. All users of WIU's wireless network must configure their wireless devices to properly reconnect to Wi-Fi on the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

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