Purple & Gold Day April 24, 2017

P&G17You are invited to join us for Purple and Gold Day 2017 in Macomb and Denver! Western Illinois University and the WIU Alumni Association celebrated Purple and Gold Day 2015 with 15 simultaneous events around the world. For our 2020 celebration, we'll host 20 events around the world! For the years in between, we'll host Purple & Gold Day events in Macomb and one city each year from the original 15 cities:

  • 2017 - Macomb and Denver 
  • 2018 - Macomb and St. Louis 
  • 2019 - Macomb and Phoenix

The Purple and Gold Day celebration began April 24, 2000, when the University closed its year-long 100-year celebration with the "Centennial Finale: A Celebration of Purple and Gold." That date in 2000 marked 100 years to the day (April 24, 1899) that the Illinois Legislature approved the creation of Western Illinois University, then Western Illinois State Normal School.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Macomb Purple & Gold Day

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Sports Corner @124

124 N. Randolph St.

Macomb, IL

Denver Purple & Gold Day

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: TBA

Denver, CO

Purple and Gold



Events at each location will include an evening social with complimentary food and a cash bar. For details about each event location, visit

RSVP to a Purple & Gold Day Event near you by calling 309-298-1914 or emailing