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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!

Education online, anytime!

Discover Western's online classes and degree programs! WIU offers a variety of options for students who want to continue their education through an online learning environment, whether you're expanding your current skill set or looking to complete a degree.

Our Signature Academic Programs

Sports Broadcasting, Engineering, and Biology 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!

Supply Chain Management - The Right Choice for Your Success!

WIU's Supply Chain Management program incorporates corporate best practices and hands-on experience, and is one of approximately 50 programs worldwide offered through a university accredited by the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business International.


Catch Leatherneck Women's and Men's Basketball this December in Western Hall! #TraditionofTough

Happy Howl-idays from Col. Rock III!

Rocky wishes you a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! Consider a donation to the Mascot Memorial this year!

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

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Final Exam Week - Dec. 11-15

Western's Fall 2017 semester is rapidly drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 15. Residence Halls close for Winter Break on Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Commencement Weekend - Dec. 15-16

Celebrate Success! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 15-16 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2017 Commencement Weekend. Ceremonies will also be live streamed online.

General Studies Graduates Open House - Dec. 15

Graduates, their family and friends are invited to an open house in their honor in the General Studies Degree program office in Horrabin Hall room 6 between 8am-4:30pm. Stop by and visit with the BGS staff and celebrate your graduation. Light refreshments will be served from 11am-2pm.

Discover Western Open House - Feb. 19

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. 

$0 Application Fee for Local Students

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for area high school students who apply to WIU. Graduating seniors who apply for admission to Western for the Fall 2018 semester will have the University's application fee waived.

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!

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.

Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park - Celebrate a Historical Cultural Area

Western Illinois University invites you to join us in celebrating one of our most historic cultural areas on campus. We are seeking your support to complete a new park area on the site of the original Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center.

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