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 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tour, Lunch, & Residence Hall Room Tour*

  • Have lunch in a Dining Center with Student & Guest Meal tickets provided at morning check-in
  • Tour a residence hall room
  • Walking Tour of campus**
    *Depending on the location of the academic visit, the order may change so lunch and residence hall tour occur prior to campus tour.  For others the campus tour will occur on the way to lunch and residence hall tour.
    **A modified tour is available for persons requesting accommodations.  Please speak with staff at registration should you prefer this option.**

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Optional Sessions in Student Recreation Center

  • Transfer Q&A 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. Transfer students have opportunities to speak with Transfer Coordinators
  • Athletics Presentation 1:00 p.m. OR 1:30 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

12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-up Session in the Student Recreation Center

  • Meet with an Admissions Counselor individually to ask questions
  • Complete admissions application, housing contract, or 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