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Think Purple/Wear Purple Days!

Western Illinois University Think Purple/Wear Purple Event Calendar 2018

It's time to suit up!

We’re happy to have you show off your University pride every day—but here are some of the most important promotional events for visitors to our community—days to wear purple!

Be sure to mark your calendar for these big events to show your Western Pride!

*Denotes Saturday Events


February 2018

  • 1  - Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota State | 7 p.m.
  • *3 - Men's Basketball vs. Oral Roberts | 2 p.m.
  • *3 - Family Day
  • 7 - Women's Basketball vs. Omaha | 7 p.m.
  • *10-11 - AG Mech Farm Expo
  • *17 - Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota State | Senior Day | 4:30 p.m.
  • 19 - Discover Western
  • 22 - Men's Basketball vs. North Dakota State | 7 p.m.
  • *24 - Men's Basketball vs. Denver | Senior Day | 7 p.m.

March 2018

  • 16-18  - Men's Baseball Opening Weekend vs. North Dakota State

April 2018

  • 5-*7  Lee Calhoun Memorial Track Meet
  • *7  - Mom's Day
  • *7  - Softball vs. Fort Wayne | 12 p.m.
  • *7 - Baseball vs. Oral Roberts | 1 p.m.
  • *7 - Discover Western
  • 20 - Spring Football Game | TBA
  • 24 - Purple & Gold Day | The Western Challenge

May 2018

  • 12  - Spring Commencement