Undergraduate Admissions

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8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program Check-in and Registration

  • Student Recreation Center: Mac Gym
  • Continental Breakfast available

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. University Fair

  • Meet with Representatives from Academic Departments
  • Meet with Student Services Representatives
  • Student Recreation Staff will available to give tours of the facility

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Discover Western Program

  • Welcome to Western Illinois University
  • What is a Leatherneck?
  • Current Student Panel Q&A

10:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Academic Department Visit

Groups walk from the Student Recreation Center to academic buildings with an Admissions Representative:

  • Meet with advisors and/or professors
  • Discuss your academic plans
  • Tour academic facilities
  • If you are undecided about a major, staff from the University Advising Program for undeclared students will discuss how you will work with an advisor to explore all your major options

11:45 a.m - 1:30 p.m. Lunch 

  • Have lunch in a Dining Center with Student & Guest Meal tickets provided at morning check-in

11:45 a.m - 2:15 p.m. Residence Hall Room Tour

  • Tour a residence hall room


11:45 a.m - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tour

  • Tour the University Campus*
  • *A modified tour is available for persons requesting accommodations.  Please speak with staff at registration should you prefer this option.*


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Optional Sessions in Student Recreation Center

  • Athletics Presentation 1:30 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. For students interested in playing Division I Athletics
  • Financial Aid Presentation 1:30 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. Hear about FAFSA & the student aid process

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-up Session in the Student Recreation Center

  • Meet with an Admissions Counselor individually to ask questions
  • Transfer students speak with Transfer Coordinators
  • Complete admissions application, housing contract, or Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) reservation
  • Pick-up free t-shirt

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Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions
Sherman Hall 115
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: admissions@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3157
Toll-Free: 877-PICK-WIU