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Think Purple/Wear Purple Days!

Western Illinois University Think Purple/Wear Purple Event Calendar 2017

It's time to suit up!

We're happy to have you show off your University pride every day of the week. But here are some of the most important events when it comes to visitors to our community—days to Wear Purple!

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


February 2017

  • 4 - Men's & Women's Basketball vs. Omaha
  • 11-12 - Ag Mech Farm Expo
  • 14 - Men's Basketball vs. Denver
  • 15 - Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota State
  • 20 - Discover Western
  • 25 - Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota
  • 25 - Men's Basketball vs. Fort Wayne

April 2017

  • 1 - Discover Western
  • 8 - Mom's Day
  • 13-15 - Lee Calhoun Memorial Track Meet
  • 21 - Spring Football Game
  • 24 - Purple & Gold Day

May 2017

  • 12-14 - Spring Commencement