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Think Purple/Wear Purple Days!

Western Illinois University Think Purple/Wear Purple Event Calendar 2015

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!


September 2015

  • 3-4 - Football Season Opener vs. Eastern Illinois
  • 18-20 - Dad's Weekend
  • 19 - Discover Western
  • 23 - Founders' Day
  • 24 - Celebrating Town & Gown

October 2015

  • 2-3 - HOMECOMING Football vs. Southern Illinois
  • 9-10 - Football vs. South Dakota FAMILY WEEKEND
  • 12 - Discover Western
  • 24 - Discover Western
  • 30 - Women's Basketball William Woods Exhibition
  • 30-31 - Football vs. Youngstown State

November 2015

  • 5 - Women's Basketball Truman State Exhibition
  • 9 - Discover Western
  • 20-21 - Football vs. South Dakota State
  • TBA - Men's Basketball Season Opener

December 2015

  • 19 - Fall Commencement