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To help students and families meet the rising costs of higher education, WIU is offering a reduced tuition rate for new incoming undergrads enrolling this fall!

Attention students from western Illinois ... Western is YOUR University!

Visit Western and discover what YOUR University has to offer!

Dance the Night Away

Each year, WIU students dance all night for a great cause! The yearlong fundraising campaign raises money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis.

Come Visit and "Discover Western"

Our next Discover Western open house is scheduled for February 15 - register now and see the Macomb campus first-hand! If you cannot make an in-person visit, take our virtual walking tour!

Points of Purple Pride

WIU is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - apply now!

Get fit at the WIU Student Recreation Center!

Students, alumni, faculty and staff .... whether you want to lift weights, go for a run, take a dip in the pool or take an exercise class, the rec center has something for everyone!

And They Call It Puppy Love

Col. Rock Loves Western! Follow Rocky on Facebook.

Our Signature Academic Programs

WIU has 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility

Wellness Weekend. Alumni On The Move Nursing Program Alumni On The Move

3rd Annual Dance Marathon - Feb 13

Dance your heart out from noon-midnight to support a great cause. This year's goal is to raise $70,000 to donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of the Greater St. Louis Area. Register for this year's Dance Marathon at tinyurl.com/wiudm16.

Discover Western - Feb. 15

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with faculty & staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Classes - Begin Feb. 17

To better prepare female community members in defending themselves against potential assaults, WIU's Office of Public Safety will offer the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course beginning Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Wellness Weekend - Feb 20-21

Nourish your body, mind, & spirit at the 8th annual Wellness Weekend at Horn Field Campus! Relax at this affordable spa-type vacation with yoga, labyrinth walks, meditation, and more! Pre-registration & fee of $65 is required.

Ag Day Basketball - Feb. 25

Join us on Thursday, February 25th for a great day of Leatherneck Basketball. Ticket proceeds purchased through the School of Agriculture will support all Ag Student Organizations.

Housing Renewal - Through Feb. 29

2016 - 2017 Housing Renewal is now underway! Sophomore and Freshmen students will be eligible to renew this week and Open Renewal begins Thursday, Feb. 11!

4-Year Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

WIU wants to reward you for your academic ability in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance. New freshmen who submit all application materials for admission are automatically considered, so apply today!

Nursing Program

Our signature Nursing Program is designed to prepare nurses to be excellent health care leaders for the state of Illinois and regional areas, particularly rural settings. The program is one of the most highly-selective and demanded academic programs at Western. Apply now!

Alumni On The Move!

Western Illinois University is proud of its 120,000+ alumni from all around the world! We salute the most recent accomplishments and achievements of our alumni! #LeatherneckPride

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