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Discover Western!

Discover why Western is the right choice for your success! Our Discover Western open houses allow you to tour campus, meet with faculty & staff, talk with current students and more. Register online for our October 9 open house!

Scholarships at WIU

Automatic scholarships, unlimited opportunities & much more are yours at WIU. Learn more about scholarships at Western, including our 4-year Western Commitment Scholarships!

Our Signature Academic Programs

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, Supply Chain Management, and Forensic Chemistry are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

Welcome to the WIU Class of 2021!

Your #SuccessStory Starts at Western Illinois University - The Right Choice for Your Success!

Best in the Midwest!

Our Quad Cities campus in Moline offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. Schedule a visit today!

Tradition of Tough

Leatherneck Football returns to Macomb on September 30 for Homecoming weekend! Visit for schedules, news and action from WIU Leatherneck Athletics!

Storybook Homecoming: A Tale of Leatherneck Pride

Celebrate the WIU story during the annual Homecoming celebration Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30.

Up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon!

Celebrate the annual Macomb Balloon Rally on WIU's beautiful Macomb every September.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

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Cultural Café: Denmark - Sept. 27

Join us at noon in the Union Heritage Room to sample authentic Danish food and learn about different aspects of Denmark. Cultural Cafés are a great opportunity for international students to share information on their home country's culture. Free and open to the public.

Riad Ismat: "Living Dangerously" - Sept. 28

Joins us at 7pm in the Union Lamoine Room as Riad Ismat, an award-winning playwright, director, and author from Syria shares some of his writing depicting his experience in his civil war-torn country. This scholar has received threats to his life and that of his family due to his position as a well-known public intellectual.

Storybook Homecoming: A Tale of Leatherneck Pride - Sept. 29-30

Create your own storybook adventure as Western Illinois University hosts its annual Homecoming celebration on Sept. 29-30. Homecoming 2017 will feature reunions for the classes of 1967, 1977 and 1992, but alumni of all years are welcome to celebrate being a Leatherneck.

Fall Career & Internship Fair - Oct. 3

From noon-3pm in the Union Grand Ballroom, visit with over 60 employers hiring for a variety of jobs and internships around the country. Professional attire is required. Make an appointment with the Career Development Center to have your resume reviewed or learn how to interact professionally with the recruiters.

Discover Western Open House - Oct. 9

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. 

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk - Oct. 14

This 6th annual run honors WIU alumni Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin, who were both killed in the line of duty. Registration is $25 (until Sept. 25), which includes a shirt and finisher medal. After Sept. 25 registration is $35 (participants not guaranteed a t-shirt or medal.)

$0 Application Fee for Local Students

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for area high school students who apply to WIU. Graduating seniors who apply for admission to Western for the Fall 2018 semester will have the University's application fee waived.

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!

The Sky is the Limit at WIU

"Here at Western, students should remember that you are somebody. You are unique and you have a great opportunity here at Western. The sky is the limit to what you can do." - WIU President Jack Thomas

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