Minority Student Orientation
The purpose of Minority Student Orientation is to give incoming students of color the opportunity to obtain additional assistance in their transition from home to Western and the Macomb community; meet various staff, faculty, administrators, students, and organization leaders at Western Illinois University; obtain information on various departments and services; and get an early start on becoming familiar with the campus. Students and their families will get tips on being successful inside and outside the classroom and will get answers to questions about Western and the Macomb community. This is a great opportunity to meet other incoming freshman students of color. Minority Student Orientation is filled with informational, educational, and entertaining activities that are planned with you in mind. It will provide you with a sense of direction so you can be on track to succeed here at Western. Scheduled activities include a meet-and-greet reception, receptions at Casa Latina and Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Centers, and panel discussions and presentations from faculty, staff, and student leaders on how to be successful.