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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!


January 2016

  • 14 - Men's Basketball vs. Denver
  • 15 - Women's Basketball vs. Denver

February 2016

  • 6 - Ag Mech Farm Expo
  • 27 - Men's & Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota

April 2016

  • 1-3 - Mom's Weekend
  • 2 - Discover Western
  • 14-16 - Lee Calhoun Memorial Track Meet
  • 22 - Spring Football Game
  • 24 - Purple & Gold Day (Think Purple all weekend!)

May 2016

  • 13-15 - Spring Commencement