Academic Advising

Connecting With Western

Parents and families want to visit their students! Find your way around the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses and communities with maps, directions, lodging information, special event details and more.

What kinds of parent/family events are held at Western?

Find a list of parent/family events held on the Macomb campus on our Parents & Families page.

I’m not familiar with campus. Where can I find maps and directions for the Macomb or Quad Cities campuses?

If you're heading to WIU, be sure to check out our Maps and Directions page. If you're already on campus, welcome! You can find buildings on campus using our campus map (available at the same link).

I’m coming to campus to see my student. Where can I stay? What is there to do?

Visit the Macomb and Quad Cities Visitor's Bureau websites for resources on things to do and places to stay while visiting campus.

Parking details for the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses can be found at the pages linked.

How can I find out about what’s going on at Western?

Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming events on both campuses. We also recommend that you sign up for WIU's daily E-News service so that you can be emailed a list of news and events regularly.

I want to get more involved with the Western community. Is there some kind of group where I can connect with the university and other parents?

The Parents and Family Association (PFA) is a dynamic membership organization that forms a vital link between parents, students, and the University.