Smile ... you're at WIU!

Rocky makes friends wherever he goes. Which campus event will you find him at next?

Hut one! Hut two!

Are you ready for some Leatherneck Football?! Kick-off the season Aug. 28 at Hanson Field!

Welcome to Western!

We're your home away from home. Fall 2014 Move-In set for Aug. 22!

Over 250 Student Organizations

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better" - Bill Bradley. Unlock your potential at WIU.

Points of Purple Pride

A "Best Midwestern College" and a "Top Tier Midwestern University" - apply now for admission!

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Press it, press it real good

Students get hands-on experience creating their own t-shirt designs in a graphic communication class

Think Purple, Wear Purple!

Pick up your Western shirts, hats, and even socks at the WIU Bookstore and show off your PURPLE PRIDE!

Quad Cities Campus

Our new state-of-the-art WIU-Quad Cities campus in Moline, Illinois offers 18 different majors in an urban environment. Discover WIU-QC!

Student moving boxes into a Residence Hall Student throwing a dodgeball Students on campus for a Discover Western Open House tour

Residence Hall Move-In - August 22

Bayliss/Henninger, Corbin/Olson, Lincoln/Washington/Grote, Tanner and Thompson halls will open for check-in beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, August 22.  Fall semester classes begin on August 25!

New Student Convocation & Picnic

WIU President Jack Thomas will host the New Student Convocation, 6-6:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 in Western Hall. Incoming freshmen and transfer students (and families) are encouraged to attend. Thomas will host a family picnic after the event on the Campus Mall, southwest of the Student Rec Center. 

Intramural Sports sign ups begin August 25

Intramural sports are for all students! Sign ups for all sports - including dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee and more - begin on August 25. All activities are social, competitive, and sporting in nature while encouraging and promoting the value of fair play and a healthy lifestyle.

Discover Western - September 20

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services 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. 

A Hero's Homecoming. Who's Your Hero?

Save the Date! Alumni and friends will descend on the Western Illinois University campus, joining current students, October 3-4 to celebrate Homecoming 2014.  For those graduating 25, 30, 40 or 50 years ago, weekend festivities are planned to celebrate classes of 1964, 1974, 1984 and 1989.


The $42 million "Phase II" project allows for further growth of the Quad Cities campus, providing a 94,800 sq. ft. classroom complex that will house academic programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Services and Fine Arts and Communication.  Phase II buildings will be open for Fall 2014 classes in August!

New Post-Baccalaureate Program in Business Analytics

The program, offered by the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences, brings together the technical skills of data mining, statistical modeling and forecasting for data-driven decision making and solving analytical problems of the contemporary business world,

Welcome to the new!

We unveiled our new website design on Aug. 4! We hope you find the new design cleaner and friendlier to use, particularly on mobile devices. Improvements on some pages will be ongoing through the summer - we appreciate your patience as we work out the kinks!

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