Macomb Campus

About the WIU-Macomb Campus

Western Illinois University's main campus is located in the rural community of Macomb, Illinois and offers a vibrant collegiate experience for nearly 9,500 students. The beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on more than 1,000 acres, including nine residence halls, a 300-acre farm, and an 18-hole golf course.

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Macomb is full of that Midwestern charm that's hard to find anywhere else. Take a walk around the downtown square to meet up with friends at the coffee shop or restaurants, visit eclectic shops and boutiques or hit up the Farmer's Market on Thursdays and Saturdays for fresh produce or homemade desserts. The community and University are closely integrated and work together to create a safe environment for everyone to learn and grow. Go West Transit provides students with fare-free, convenient transportation from and around campus and with service to the entire Macomb community.

Residence hall facilities provide more than 4,400 students with living and dining services. All residence halls are smoke-free and rooms are wired for LAN and wireless internet. Many off-campus housing possibilities, including fraternities and sororities, are open to upper-division students.

The Leslie F. Malpass Library in Macomb is the main branch at WIU and provides an inviting environment for research and study. The Macomb campus also has three specialized branch libraries for music, curriculum, and physical sciences.

The Macomb campus is home to 20 NCAA Division I sports, while Campus Recreation offers a variety of fitness opportunities, intramural sports programs and club sports.


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Multicultural Center

Opened in 2009, the center is home to the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, Casa Latina, and Women's Center. It is the first building on campus to be constructed under green standards, including a grass roof.

Sherman Hall

Sherman Hall, which opened in 1902, is the oldest building on the Macomb campus and serves as the main administrative building. It houses offices such as Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and the Registrar, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Student Recreation Center

Whether you want to lift weights, go for a run, take a dip in the pool, or socialize with friends, the Rec Center has something for everyone. All enrolled students are able to use the center at no additional cost.

Hanson Field

Home of the Fighting Leathernecks, Hanson Field is named after former Leatherneck football, basketball and baseball coach and athletics director Ray "Rock" Hanson. The stadium was dedicated in 1950 and seats over 16,000 fans.

Thompson Hall

Thompson, a 19-story, 800-room residence hall, was built in 1969 and renovated in 2013. The hall features both single and double rooms, is connected to a dining center and features a convenience store and a 24-hour computer lab.

Leslie F. Malpass Library

WIU's main library branch boasts six levels, two electronic classrooms, wireless internet coverage, a number of in-house collections on specialized topics and more - an inviting environment for research and study.

University Union

The Union is the community center of the Macomb campus and provides a variety of meeting and dining facilities. Union services include a food court, meeting/banquet rooms, ballrooms, a bookstore, guest rooms, computer stations, a small theatre, a convenience store and more.

Macomb Campus

Our beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on over 1,000 acres. It's difficult to cover the entire campus with a single photo and do it justice. To truly experience campus, you must visit - schedule your visit today.

Getting to Macomb

By Car

Macomb is located at the hub of Highways 67 (north-south) and 136 (east-west). Find driving directions from the Chicago area , St. Louis and other points south, eastern Illinois , and other locations.


By Train

Amtrak has twice daily round-trip service to and from Chicago's Union Station, Macomb and Quincy. The Carl Sandburg route (Trains 381 and 382) and the Zephyr route (Trains 380 and 383) both reach Macomb.


By Bus

Peoria Charter Coach Company offers bus service between Macomb and the Chicago area, typically over the weekends.


By Plane

Macomb is 50 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport and 79 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport . Macomb also has a public-use, general aviation airport a few miles north of town.

 

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