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Points of Purple Pride

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

It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.

Make a difference in the lives of WIU students. Phonathon students will be calling soon to ask for your help. Visit wiu.edu/giving for more information.

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 begins soon!

Tradition of Tough!

Catch Leathernecks Basketball in Western Hall this month! Find complete men's and women's schedules at GoLeathernecks.com.

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

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!

Rocky on Parade: The Finale

As Rocky on Parade enters its third, and final, year, WIU would like to thank the many sponsors and artists who make this project a true community art project.

Macomb campus wildlife

The WIU-Macomb campus has over 1,050 beautifully landscaped acres that support 64 buildings, nine residence halls, and abundant wildlife! Schedule a campus visit today and see for yourself.

Phi Beta Delta Mascot Memorial Plaza Western Commitment Scholarships. Military Friendly

Conversation Partners: Volunteer Now!

Conversation Partners is a program that pairs international students and domestic students for conversational purposes, and provides a wonderful cross-cultural sharing opportunity that allows participants a chance to expand their horizons, and learn more about different cultures, customs and lifestyles.

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society - Apply Today

Phi Beta Delta is an honor society open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. The purpose of the Eta Epsilon chapter is to recognize and encourage high professional, intellectual, academic, and personal achievements in the field of international education. This chapter encourages the exchange of ideas and information among an interdisciplinary network involved in international endeavors.

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.

Volunteer for Western's Video Captioning Pool

Have some time on your hands and willing to serve? If so, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is issuing a call for volunteers to help out with captioning videos produced by any department or unit at Western Illinois University. You can help ensure that web content is available to people with disabilities.

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