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Crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed band

From their signature "Georgia on my Mind" to classic rock and show tunes, WIU Marching Leathernecks provide show-stopping entertainment on the field, on the court, in parades and more.

Cost Guarantee and Commitment Scholarships

Western is affordable! WIU guarantees your tuition/fees for 4-years, and offers 4-year scholarships to students that have shown excellent academic ability in high school.

Forensic Chemistry - One of our Signature Academic Programs

WIU's Forensic Chemistry program is one of only three programs of its kind in the Midwest and one of our unique signature programs.

Points of Purple Pride

Western is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - schedule a campus visit and apply now for admission!

Opera on Wheels

Western's Opera Program is open to all students campus wide. Opera On Wheels tours for two weeks to area schools, performing one act operas designed for K-12 students.

Build Your Future at WIU-Quad Cities!

With a diverse faculty and staff, our Quad Cities campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world.

Spring has sprung at WIU!

Schedule your campus visit today and see WIU's beautiful campus, and all that it has to offer, for yourself! If you can't visit in person, take our virtual walking tour!

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Catch Leatherneck Track and Field in action at WIU's Hanson Field!

Corbinstock - April 22

Free food, music, and fun! Join Corbin and Olson Halls for Corbinstock 2k15! The event will feature performances by student musicians, dance groups, and spoken word artists, as well as a special performance by "Two Worlds". Donations will be accepted; all proceeds will support the Edison Elementary School music program.

Two Worlds - April 22

UUB hosts YouTube stars "Two Worlds" as they perform great covers of popular songs as well as originals. With their fun concepts and catchy hooks, Two Worlds infuses their background of acoustic R&B with energetic pop. Don't miss this great live performance! Held in the Corbin Olson Dining Center at 8:00 p.m.

Purple & Gold Day - April 24

WIU and the WIU Alumni Association will celebrate Purple and Gold Day with 15 simultaneous events around the world on Friday, April 24. Events at each location will include an evening social and a message from WIU streamed live to all 15 locations.

Rocky After Dark/Westfest - April 24

This event features Bongo ball mania, a combination of capture the flag, laser tag & paintball (without the pain) played in an obstacle course using airsoft guns. This and many other activities are happening from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Rec.

All-You-Can-Play Paintball - April 25

Come join the University Union Board in $1 all-you-can-play paintball from 12-4pm on Vince Grady Field. Safety equipment, paintball guns, and paintballs are included - wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants for extra protection. Anyone and everyone can play! Don’t miss out on some end of the year fun!

Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing - May 8

The WIU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi would like to invite you to the eighth annual Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing at WIU's Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Lunch is provided, and prizes will be awarded for the top three team finishes.

Commencement Weekend - May 15-17

Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of WIU students and alumni will be held May 15-16 in Macomb and May 17 in the Quad Cities. Macomb ceremonies will be streamed live on the web.

Let the Roommate Matching Begin

All steps of WIU's exclusive Roommate Matching system are now open and available for new students to use in finding the perfect roommate. Starting one day after filling out your housing application, visit STARS and select "Roommate Matching" in the UHDS Information Menu.

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