Walk this Way Sing to Me of Death and Laughter And the rockets' red glare... Purple & Gold Power! Points of Purple Pride Serve and Protect. Dog Days of Summer. Sports Broadcasting WIU-Quad Cities

Walk this Way

Schedule a visit to our Macomb campus today or take our virtual walking tour. Picture yourself at Western!

Sing to Me of Death and Laughter

Opera students perform Dido and Aeneas - WIU's Opera Program is unique in that it is open to all students campus-wide!

And the rockets' red glare...

Enjoy Macomb's July 4th Celebration, once again held on Western Illinois University's Hanson Field.

Purple & Gold Power!

Western's school colors date back to the opening year of the Western Illinois Normal School in 1902-03. Learn more about WIU's traditions.

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!

Serve and Protect

Western's Office of Public Safety was recently recognized for completing the Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies Agency Preparedness Program.

Dog Days of Summer

Rocky loves the stroll the beautiful campus during the summer - follow Rocky's escapades on his Facebook page!

Sports Broadcasting

WIU is home to the only sports broadcasting production program in the state. Students receive immediate training on equipment - there's a reason Sports Broadcasting is one of WIU's signature programs.

WIU-Quad Cities

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!

Smoke Free Campus

Welcome to Summer Orientation & Registration (SOAR)

Our SOAR team welcomes new WIU students to summer orientation and registration! You will experience a true residential campus, a dynamic student activities program, and first-rate faculty who will challenge your mind and test your assumptions. Let the learning begin!

A Smoke-Free Campus

Effective July 1, Western Illinois University will become smoke-free as part of the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act. The goal is to create a healthy place to live, learn and work.

Summer Camps and Conferences

WIU offers many summer camps and conferences for youth, focusing on science, math, music, art, athletics and even Harry Potter! Plus, starting this year, any student who attends a summer camp at WIU will receive a voucher to take a residual ACT test at no cost at Western's Counseling Center.

College Courses Offered to Area High School Students

High school seniors from west-central Illinois can put their college career on the fast track beginning this fall - take WIU classes prior to completing high school and qualify for automatic scholarships and lock in your costs to attend at an earlier rate.

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.

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.

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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undergraduate degree programs offered

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