Points of Pride Phonathon students Celebrate! Rocky Said Yes! Geography - The world in which we live. Signature Academic Programs Fall 2016 Commencement Festival of Choirs Rocky Theatre performance

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.

Geography - The world in which we live.

The WIU Department of Geography offers a variety of cutting-edge classes, programs, and events that provide students with the skills to make this world in which we live a better place.

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Congratulations Fall 2016 Graduates!

WIU wishes its latest class of graduates the best of luck! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 16-17 in Macomb.

May your holidays be merry and bright!

The WIU Festival of Choirs is just one of many holiday celebrations taking place this month.

Happy Howl-idays from Col. Rock III!

Enjoy a year of Col. Rock III with the 2017 Rocky Calendar! Also consider a donation to the Mascot Memorial this holiday season!

All the world is a stage!

Talented WIU theatre students performing "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." Check out the Department of Theatre and Dance website for a complete line-up.

Mascot Memorial Plaza Western Commitment Scholarships. Military Friendly

Final Exam Week - Dec. 12-16

Western's Fall 2016 semester is rapidly drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 16. Residence Halls close for Winter Break on Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Commencement Weekend - Dec. 16-17

Celebrate Success! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 16-17 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2016 Commencement Weekend. Ceremonies will also be live streamed online.

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.

'Tis the Season to Give

The generosity of alumni and friends is the keystone of success for the University, its people, and its programs. Consider a gift to the University this holiday season that will benefit an area of the Macomb or Quad Cities campus of your choice. WIU thanks you for your ongoing loyalty and outstanding support that continues to have a very significant impact every day.

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!

ANTH 215: Fantastic Archaeology

This new course teaches students high-level critical thinking skills while investigating alternate (also known as fantastic, fringe, or pseudoscientific) interpretations of the human past through the science of archaeology. This course meets MWG from 11-11:50 a.m. in Morgan Hall 324.

MBA Hybrid/Blended 1-Year Program

The new Hybrid Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, with a management emphasis, blends online and traditional class meetings. Students get the best of both worlds with the flexibility of online courses combined with the personal attention and interactivity of face-to-face delivery.

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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