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Purple & Gold Day Celebration/The Western Challenge April 22, 2022!

Purple & Gold Day is being celebrated on April 22 this year due to the 24th falling on a Sunday.
 

 

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On Friday, April 22, Western Illinois University alumni and friends from around the world will come together as one Leatherneck family for our annual Purple & Gold Day Celebration/Western Challenge to celebrate the date on April 24, 1899 when the Illinois Legislature approved the creation of what would become WIU.

Submit your photo or video showing your support of Leathernecks everywhere to A-Association@wiu.edu by April 22.

Friday, April 22, 2022
Purple and Gold Day Alumni & Friends Breakfast
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (stop in anytime)
Location: Alumni House
Macomb, IL
Complimentary coffee, breakfast pizza and donuts!
Don't forget to wear your purple and gold!

Macomb Purple & Gold Day Social
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. (stop in anytime)
Location: Sports Corner @124, 124 N. Randolph St.
Macomb, IL
The first 100 guests wearing purple will receive a FREE drink.
Complimentary appetizers while they last and cash bar (pay by cash or credit).
All guests will receive a free ticket for a door prize drawing.

The Western Challenge

One Day. One Leatherneck Community. Many Reasons To Give.

When the Leatherneck community unites, there is no limit to what we can achieve for our students.

On April 22, join the Leatherneck community of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents, and students as we unite in giving to support the departments, scholarships, and causes most meaningful to us at Western Illinois University.

Give to something that influences everything.

wiu.edu/westernchallenge

2022 Purple and Gold Day Celebration Schedule of Events

Friday, April 22, 2022
Purple and Gold Day Alumni Breakfast
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Alumni House
Macomb, IL

Macomb Purple & Gold Day
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sports Corner @124, 124 N. Randolph St.
Macomb, IL