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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!


August 2017

  • 18-20 - Move In Weekend

September 2017

  • 14 - Celebrating Town & Gown
  • 16 - Discover Western
  • 23 - Founders’ Day
  • 30 - Football – WIU vs. South Dakota (HOMECOMING)

October 2017

  • 9 - Discover Western
  • 14  - Football – WIU vs. Missouri State (FAMILY WEEKEND)
  • 21 - Discover Western
  • 28 - Football – WIU vs. South Dakota State (DAD'S DAY)

November 2017

  • 13  - Discover Western
  • 30 - Football – WIU vs. Southern Illinois

December 2017

  • 16  - Fall Commencement