International Student Services

New International Student Orientation

Our office is currently closed to walk-in visitors as our staff is working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to visit with you via email at globaloutreach@wiu.edu. Our staff will respond as soon as possible.

Quarantine and Arrival Information

Airport Pick Up Request Form  PLEASE NOTE:  Free pick up is offered on January 11 and January 12 only at the Moline/Quad Cities airport. We do not pick up from Chicago airports.

Students should first complete general orientation by registering for a session below. Once that is completed, students will need to complete the Admissions/Immigration Check In process.

orientation group

SPRING 2021 ORIENTATION - JANUARY 13 & 14, 2021 

NOTE: Spring Orientation will be held virtually for spring semester. 

Session Times are on the following dates:

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA

Once students have completed the general orientation they will need to complete the Admissions/Immigration Check In process. 

Orientation topics include:

University Union Hours: TBD

Resources

Union Book Store

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Union Service Center

  • Monday - Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WIU Dining Service Schedule

*If you have a meal plan, it will become active on Thursday, January 14, 2021 .

Thursday, January 14

Thompson Dining Center:

  • Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 15: 

Corbin-Olson Dining Center:

  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thompson Dining Center:

  • Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 16

Corbin-Olson Dining Center:

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thompson Dining Center:

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 17

Corbin-Olson Dining Center:

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thompson Dining Center:

  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Academic Calendar and Important Dates

Spring 2021 Semester [University Academic Calendar]
  • Spring Semester, 2021

    • Dorms open on January 16, Saturday
    • January 19, Monday -- Dr. Martin Luther King Day -- No Classes/University Closed
    • January 19,  Tuesday. -- Classes Begin
    • January 25, Monday -- Open Registration Ends  (SP 2021)
    • January 26 - February 1, Tues.-Mon. -- Restricted Registration  (SP 2021)
    • February 12, Friday -- Lincoln's Birthday -- No Classes/University Closed
    • February 15, Monday -- Classes Resume
    • March 15-19, Mon.-Fri. -- Spring Break -- No Classes
    • March 22, Monday -- Classes Resume
    • May 10 - 14 -- Final Exam Week
    • December 14-18, Mon.-Fri. -- Final Exam Week
    • May 14, Friday  -- Graduate Commencement
    • May 15, Saturday -- Undergraduate Commencement
    • May 16, Sunday -- WIU-Quad Cities Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Important Phone Numbers Emergency - 911

  • Office of Public Safety (OPS - Mowbray Hall - 309-298-1949)  [Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies]
  • Macomb Police Department (120 S. McArthur) - 309-833-4505
  • Beu Health Center - 309-298-1888
  • Billing and Receivables (Sherman Hall 106) - 309-298-1831
  • Campus Recreation Center - 309-298-2797
  • School of Graduate Studies (admissions documents) - 309-298-1806
  • Immigration (Sherman Hall 116, Dana Sistko) - 309-298-1806
  • Registrar (Sherman Hall 110) - 309-298-1891
  • Taxi - 309-837-9087 or 309-318-9815
  • University Counseling Center (Memorial Hall 102) - 309-298-2453
  • University Housing and Dining (UHDS - Seal Hall) - 309-298-2461
  • University Union - 309-298-1986
  • uTech (computer problems - Stipes 126) - 309-298-2704

 For questions or concerns, please contact us at:

The School of Global Education and Outreach
Horrabin Hall 6
(309) 298-1929
Email: globaloutreach@wiu.edu

Stay Informed

Check Your WIU Email Daily:

WIU App: Download the WIU app for your phone: WIU Mobile

Facebook Pages:

Connect With Other International Students:

The international student google group includes all of the international students on campus, in addition to
staff, mentors, and former students. All international students are automatically be added to the google group when you begin your studies. We send out important info through that group and we encourage you to check your email daily.

Visit the Google Group at: https://groups.google.com/a/wiu.edu/d/forum/wiuintlstudents-g