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.
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. Go West Transit provides students with fare-free, convenient transportation from and around campus and with service to the entire Macomb community.
A Safe Place to Live and Learn
The community and University are closely integrated and work together to create a safe environment for everyone to learn and grow. 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. Other opportunities for student involvement include leadership development, volunteer services, student programming, Student Government Association, fraternities and sororities, and over 250 student organizations.
Think Purple. Think Macomb. Think Western Illinois University.
Getting to Macomb
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.
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.
Peoria Charter Coach Company offers bus service between Macomb and the Chicago area, typically over the weekends.