Online Learning

Resources for Online students

Western Illinois University is dedicated to supporting your academic endeavors and personal development as an online student. There are many resources and ways to find assistance, connect with others, and take part in all that Western Illinois University has to offer.  

Academic Support

Western Illinois University is committed to your academic success. Below are resources to assist your online learning experience.

WIU Library

University Libraries 

Being a Leatherneck means you have unlimited access to literally millions of scholarly and popular full-text articles, and thousands of online e-Books from premiere sources. WIU Libraries are here for you!

University Counseling Center

Writing Center

The Unviersity Writing Center offers online support and e-tutoring options for all students.

You can learn more about the University Writing Center here.

Rocky Learning

Tutoring and Tips 

Virtual support, tips, and tutoring are at your fingertips through Rocky's Resources! 

You can learn more about Rocky's Resources here.

Health and Wellness

WIU Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center offers many ways to connect virtually and stay healthy! Check out more information on virtual fitness here.

University Counseling Center

University Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers Telehealth appointments via Zoom. Students may call into the counseling center to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the University Counseling Center here or contact them at

Rocky Learning

Student Development & Success Center

The Student Development and Success Center offers virtual appointments and consultations for a wide array of support services like health education, disability resources, and general student support. 

Virtual Engagement and Student Services

Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement is available and ready to assist students and student organizations. The Office of Student Activities helps students connect virtually through virtual programming and assist executive board members stay on task with virtual meeting tips. Students can also hold meetings, conduct business such as voting and elections, student organization registration, and future event planning through the Office of Student Activities.  

Email for questions or to make a virtual appointment.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center is ready to support students virtually through 1:1 appointments, social media cultural and educational campaigns, remote programming and discussions. Staff provide emotional and cultural support to help students find success. 

Email to set up an appointment or fill out this form.

Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement

Staff in the Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement can assist with interview preparation, resume development, and much more via virtual appointments. You can learn more here and get connected to many career preparation resources. 

Email with any questions or to set up an appointment. 

Building Connections Mentorship Program

The Building Connections Mentorship program focuses on assisting students in their transition to Western Illinois University. Students are paired with faculty and staff members who facilitate individual meetings to discuss finding success, resources, and more. Meet with your mentor virtually and start connecting today! You can sign up for a Building Connections Mentor here

Additional Resources

Financial Aid Computers Learning Ray

Financial Aid

Staff in Financial Aid are available for one-on-one consolation and support. Learn more about Financial Aid here

Scholarship Office

The Scholarship Office team is available to answer questions and check the status of applications and outside scholarships. 

The scholarship Office can be contacted by email at