Points of Pride Scholarships Hands-on learning Writing Fest 2018 housing renewal Study Abroad Signature Academic Programs

Scholarships at WIU

Automatic scholarships, unlimited opportunities & much more are yours at WIU. Learn more about scholarships at Western, including our 4-year Western Commitment Scholarships!

Hands-on learning (literally)!

Unique educational opportunities are yours at WIU! A unique collaboration between a Western Illinois University art course and an upcoming University theatrical production has resulted in the classroom creation of the more than 25 puppets needed to stage the April musical.

Live Life On

2018 housing renewal is now under way! You have the rest of your life to live off campus... now is the time to build friendships that last a lifetime.

WIU Study Abroad: Your Passport to the World

Educational opportunities and personal growth are yours through Western's Study Abroad experiences!

Our Signature Academic Programs

Nursing, Teacher Education, and Accountancy are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility. Explore Western's academic programs today!

CFFA Pancake Breakfast Career Fair Wilderness First Responder course SITREP Discover Western Open House WIU Quad Cities Initiatives Western Commitment Scholarships.

Collegiate FFA Pancake Breakfast - Feb. 21

WIU's chapter of the Collegiate FFA will host a spring pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Knoblauch Hall 239. Tickets are $5 prior to the event from a CFFA member or from the School of Agriculture office in Knoblauch Hall 145, or $6 at the door.

Career & Internship Fair - Mar. 6

The Career Development Center's annual Spring Career and Internship Fair will be held Tuesday, March 6 from noon to 3pm in the University Union Grand Ballroom. This career fair is open to all majors, alumni, and the community. Professional attire is required.

Wilderness First Responder Certification Courses

Do you have plans for Spring Break? Sign up for the Wilderness First Responder Certification Course! Learn wilderness protocols for transport, trauma management, wilderness rescue, backcountry medicine, and more. Course will be held March 10-18 (with a recertification course available March 19-21).

"SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace" Call For Submissions

This fourth annual literary magazine, created and produced by WIU students, faculty, staff and alumni veterans, is currently seeking submissions of photography, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, mixed genre and visual art.

Discover Western Open House - Apr. 7

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Quad Cities Initiatives Summer Camps - June & July

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities offers a variety of programs for the Quad Cities Community and beyond. Summer Youth Camps are scheduled during the months of June and July on topics of songwriting, math and Harry Potter!

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!

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