Quad Cities Campus

Student Life @ WIU-Quad Cities

Student Services at Western Illinois University Quad Cities

Your WIU-Quad Cities Campus Experience

There are several ways students can get involved in campus life beyond the classroom experience, whether it's through joining a student organization, joining your classmates at a University sponsored event, attending one of the many cultural events throughout the Quad Cities area, or volunteering at a community service sponsored event. Get involved and stay connected!

Arts & Culture | Campus Vending and Food Options | Campus Events | Parking & Shuttle Services
Recreation & Fitness | Student Housing Options | Student Involvement | Technology

Arts & Culture

Figge Art Museum
Experience the Figge Art Museum!

WIU-QC is a member of the Figge Art Museum. As a student, faculty or staff member you also receive several benefits including free admission with a valid WIU ID. Learn more...

The Quad Cities area hosts several museum, performing arts theatres, and much more. Whether you're interested in a budget movie or an off Broadway show, there are plenty of cinemas and theatres to visit in the Quad Cities area! Learn more...

Campus Vending and Food Options

Campus Amenities
Food Vendors at Riverfront Hall

Take advantage of on campus food vendors. Enjoy soda, coffee and snacks from the vending machines every day and various food vendors on selected week days. Vendor Schedule

Feel like dining out? There are several places to eat within minutes the Riverfront Campus. Learn more about dining in the Quad Cities area.

Water bottle empty? Check out the new Brita Hydration Station!

Campus Events

Campus Events

There are several events that happen throughout the course of the academic year. The Society of Educators (SOE) Block party is just one of many campus events that happen annually.

For a complete list of WIU-Quad Cities campus events, community events, and other special happenings, visit the upcoming events section of Student Activities.

Parking & Shuttle Services

Parking and Shuttle Service

Parking lots are available for faculty, staff and students who purchase a hang tag. Tags may be purchased during regular business hours. Additional Parking Information.

Unlimited Ride Program

WIU has partnered with Metro to provide unlimited access to the entire Metro system with a WIU ID. Simply show the operator your WIU ID each time you board, and that's it - no fare required. For more information on Metro routes and schedules, visit www.gogreenmetro.com or stop by the Metro Kiosk located in the lobby of the Riverfront Campus.

See additional information about The Connect.

New Bike Repair Station

Installed is a new bike repair station under the bridge in the Quad Cities Complex, at the south end of the formal entry from River Drive. The station includes tools, a pump with pressure gauge and the ability to stabilize you bike to make repairs.

Recreation & Fitness


FREE Weekly Yoga Classes!

Enjoy the view of the Mississippi River by taking a walk or riding your bike along the Ben Butterworth Parkway located right across the street from the Riverfront Campus. Ready to explore more of the Quad Cities area? Check out the large list of Quad Cities Parks and Recreation areas.

Want to help plan recreational activities? Then join the Student Recreation Association (SRA) and take part in planning recreational activities for fellow students. For more information about SRA, contact advisor Amanda Bergeson at (309)764-2400 or AM-Bergeson@wiu.edu.

Student Housing Options

Housing Options

There are several housing options in the Quad Cities area. There are many things to consider when choosing a place to live. Create a check list of "must have" items and research the area for things like bus route, dining, and proximity to the campus.

See a list of housing options as well as other useful resources including good neighbor tips and city information plus links to Quad Cities Chamber and other helpful resources.

Student Involvement


Student life at WIU-QC can be more than coursework. Students can develop their potential at WIU-QC with a variety of activities and organizations. Through student organizations, WIU-QC students take social responsibility seriously, giving back to the community in a variety of ways.

There are a variety of activities and organizations at WIU QC. No matter where you are at in your educational journey, there is a student group for everyone to get involved in!

Complete list of WIU-Quad Cities Student Organizations.



Check out the new charging kiosks at both WIU-QC locations! Charge your phone, ipad or ipod and get the latest WIU-QC updates!

There are several student computing options at both Riverfront and 60th Street locations. Each location has an open computer lab for WIU students and wireless access throughout the buildings. To learn more about about QC Technology, visit: http://www.wiu.edu/qc/quad_cities_technology/

For online help, visit the Knowledgebase and search hundreds of frequently asked questions.

Welcome Letter

Curtis Williams, Associate Director of Academic and Student Affairs

Welcome! As the Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Affairs, I am pleased to introduce you to the Division of Academic Advising and Student Affairs and hope that find our pages to be easy to access, informative, and responsive to your needs and interests.