Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Our Commitment to Learning
Western prides itself on providing positive environment within the halls that encourage academic success and collaborative learning experiences. WIU students have the opportunity to participate in communities where they can live and learn with other students who share the same interests.
In addition to our learning communities, our staff is specially trained to help support students through academic struggles. Here is just a snapshot of how our staff supports students' academic success:
- Academic Early Warning Intervention and Conversations
- Making Achievement Possible (MAP) Assessment Program
- Writing Center and Math Tutor Labs located in the halls
- Classroom Spaces in the Residence Halls
- Quiet Study Rooms & Group Study Rooms
Living Learning Communities (LLC)
The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive approach to ensure first year students make a successful transition to college. The Residence Halls provide you with the opportunity to meet, live and switch into the college life with other first year students. FYE seminars will assist you within the residence halls with your transition into the university environment. We will engage you in fun and social activities were you will be able to meet new people. We will cover topics related to academic studying, relationships, and wellness. Resident Assistants, Graduate, and Professional staff will work with you to see that your first year of college is a success!
The Transfer Year Experience Program is designed to assist transfer students in their transition to Western Illinois University. The program focuses on helping transfer students adjust to living on campus by facilitating social activities, aiding in the development of strong academic and professional habits, and addressing issues specific to transfer students. Students that live in the community are more likely to develop social ties and connections to their peers and the University because they are surrounded by fellow transfer students on their floor. Anyone planning to transfer from a community college or another college or university should consider the TYE learning community to get on the fast track to success.
The Arts LLC is geared towards fostering a sense of community both within the group of students in the program and the Department of Art within the Macomb community. You will learn outside the classroom with opportunities to attend Art openings, films, theatre performances & other visual arts events (painting, sculpture, drawing, etc.) both on and off campus. Art LLC members will have access to studio space with easels, drafting/work tables, and access to WIU's wireless computer network. Residents living on this floor are majoring in an area of study that focuses in the fine arts or have an appreciation for the fine arts. They enjoy the convenience of being close to arts academic buildings and showing their pride with large participation in homecoming, marching band, and other campus activities. These close communities are extremely supportive of one another and are always encouraging in attending plays, concerts, or participating in Open Mic Nights.
The Broadcasting LLC gives residents the opportunity to take broadcasting classes together, study together, work collaboratively on projects, and learn from one another. LLC residents participate in field trips designed just for them. The commons area will house digitizing equipment to support you in completing class assignments. The Broadcasting LLC is designed to help you achieve your goals while a student and prepare you for a career in broadcasting upon graduation.
Improve your language and intercultural communication skills by living and learning with students from all areas of the world. International and domestic students will hold activities, practice different languages, and learn about intercultural and multicultural relations.
Who: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate students with a desire to learn about languages and cultures
Sponsored by: Department of Foreign Languages and the Center for International Studies
Western provides a community for academic excellence. The Honors Communities are reserved for students who are admitted into the Honors College. These floors provide honors students a setting for making friends, sharing experiences, and pursuing their academics interests and responsibilities. The residents offer support and encouragement, but also challenge one another to do their best academically. While academics is the main focus of the floor environment, the residents hang out together on a frequent basis and are eager to attend programs and get involved. An annual ice cream social at the beginning of the year offers students the opportunity to socialize and get to know faculty in the honors college as well as residence hall staff.
The Nursing LLC provides an opportunity to live with other pre-nursing/nursing students in an engaging and supportive academic and social environment. The Nursing LLC consists of living accommodations women. Participating in the LLC gives students a chance to be a part of a community of peers sharing a similar academic interest. By living together in the supportive environment, students are able to form study groups, share interests, and explore the many facets of nursing and what it has to offer. The nursing faculty will be visiting the Nursing LLC regularly to build a relationship with the nursing students early in their academic careers. Students are also afforded the opportunity to participate in activities that enrich their academic program by taking classes together, having access to advising in their residence hall, and participating in the Student Nurses Association. Live together, learn together.
Explore your passions, identify your interests and figure out which career and major path is right for you. Choosing a major and career path is a big step and this community gives students the opportunity to be challenged together through various programs to help them discover which pathway is right for them.
Who: First Year students who are exploring major options and/or undeclared.
Sponsored by: University Advising
Point of Pride
- Last year, 630 students who lived with us achieved a 3.60 GPA or better with 141 of those having a perfect 4.0.
Interested in partnering with UHDS to help our students succeed?
Contact AJ Lutz, the Director of Residential Administration at