Graduate Studies

Medical Information

Hand sanitation stations will be available at the Commencement location and all attendees are encouraged to use sanitizer as needed.

Standard Operating Procedures for Medical Emergencies

  • All ceremonies are staffed by Western Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. Western EMS is a non-transport Basic Life Support Service. EMS staff provides direct patient care to the Western Illinois University population and visitors to campus. For more information visit www.wiu.edu/wems.
  • A public first-aid station is located in the east/west hallway on the south side of Western Hall (hallway behind south bleachers). Western EMS personnel are present at all times during the ceremonies. Appropriate signage is posted leading to the first aid station.
  • Wheelchairs are available throughout Western Hall. One wheelchair is located at the Information Center in the East Arena at all times for medical emergencies.