Alumni

Purple & Gold Day 2016

Purple and Gold 2016You are invited to join us for Purple and Gold Day 2016 in Macomb and Naperville! Western Illinois University and the WIU Alumni Association celebrated Purple and Gold Day 2015 with 15 simultaneous events around the world last year on April 24. For our 2020 celebration, we'll host 20 events around the world! In the meantime, for 2016-2019, we'll host Purple & Gold Day events in Macomb and one city each year from the original 15 cities:

 2016 - Macomb and Naperville
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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Macomb Purple & Gold Day
4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Sport's Corner @ 124
124 N. Randolph St.
Macomb, IL

Naperville Purple & Gold Day
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tommy Nevin's Pub
3032 English Rows
Naperville, IL

Join us April 22 , 2016 at our Alumni Breakfast with your fellow alumni and students. Breakfast will kick-off our Purple and Gold Weekend celebration and is hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council. We hope you'll stop by anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Alumni House for complimentary coffee, breakfast pizza, doughnuts and a great time other fellow alumni, friends and students. Don't forget to wear your Purple and Gold!!

breakfast

Events at each location will include an evening social with complimentary food and a cash bar. For details about each event location, visit wiu.edu/alumni/purplegoldday.php.

RSVP to a Purple & Gold Day Event near you by calling 309-298-1914 or emailing A-Association@wiu.edu.

 

Purple & Gold Day 2015

 Recap of Purple and Gold Day 2015

Western Illinois University and the WIU Alumni Association just celebrated Purple and Gold Day 2015 with 15 simultaneous events around the world on Friday, April 24, 2015.

WIU alumni and friends joined us in Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Macomb, Moline, Peoria, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Naperville, Northbrook, IL; Orlando, FL; Seattle, WA; South Korea (May 30); St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC, plus two bonus events in Wyoming and Philadelphia.