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Think Purple/Wear Purple Days!

Western Illinois University Think Purple/Wear Purple Event Calendar 2016

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!


August 2016

  • 19-21 - Move-In Weekend

September 2016

  • 9-10 - Football Season Opener vs. Northern Arizona (Family Weekend)
  • 17 - Discover Western
  • 23 - Founders' Day
  • 29 - Celebrating Town & Gown

October 2016

  • 7-8 - Homecoming Football vs. Indiana State
  • 10 - Discover Western
  • 21-22 - Football vs. North Dakota State (Dads' Day)
  • 25 - Women's Basketball vs. William Jewell (Exhibition)
  • 29 - Discover Western

November 2016

  • 2 - Women's Basketball vs. William Penn (Exhibition)
  • 4-5 - Football vs. Illinois State
  • 11-12 - Football vs. Northern Iowa
  • 11 - Discover Western
  • 11 - Women's Basketball Season Opener vs. Monmouth College
  • 13 - Men's Basketball Season Opener vs. Oak Hill Christian College 
  • 16 - Men's Basketball vs. SEMO

December 2016

  • 17 - Fall Commencement