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How to Use This Handbook

Western Illinois University is a dynamic and progressive University that offers students a positive educational environment where they can maximize their potential to learn as well as enhance their personal growth and development. The University offers its diverse student body various services, activities, organizations, clubs, and teams to enhance the educational experience.

The WIU Student Handbook is widely used by students, staff, professors, and persons in the Macomb community as a resource. The handbook serves numerous purposes. University policies and procedures, information about services, phone numbers, descriptions of offices, and important dates are only a few aspects of this multipurpose publication. Please take time now to look over the information contained in this handbook to familiarize yourself with the wealth of resources available to you. Your student fees support many of these programs, and it pays to become a knowledgeable consumer.

The calendar in this book will help you remember important dates and deadlines. You can also find a master calendar on Western’s home page.