Points of Pride Commencement Track and Field WIU-Quad Cities Signature Academic Programs Summer Session Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Project Baseball and softball

Points of Purple Pride

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

Pomp & Circumstance

It's almost graduation season! WIU's Spring 2017 Commencement Weekend will be held May 12-14.

Run, run, as fast as you can!

The WIU track & field spring season is underway! View the schedule for men's and women's events at GoLeathernecks.com.

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!

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Summer Session 2017

Graduate from college early by taking advantage of the WIU Summer Session. Courses available include offerings in general education, major courses, graduate courses, and honors courses!

Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Project

To commemorate the site of the original GBCC at WIU, the Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park project has been established.

Play Ball!

Catch all the action of Leatherneck Baseball and Softball this season! Find schedules online at GoLeathernecks.com

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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Supporting Minority Health

This year's Minority Health Month theme is "Crisis and Opportunity: Advocating through Community Collaboration." There are a variety of activities that will be held throughout the month including presentations, film showings and other activities.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Golf Outing - May 5

The WIU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi would like to invite you to the Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing to be held on May 5, 2017. The 18 hole four person golf scramble will be held at WIU's Harry Mussatto Golf Course. The practice green and driving range will open at 10:00 am with a shotgun start at 11:00 am.

Final Exam Week - May 8-12

Western's Spring 2017 semester is drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12.

Commencement Weekend - May 12-14

Congratulations to the Western Illinois University Class of 2017! Honors and commencement ceremonies will be held May 12-13 in Macomb and May 14 in the Quad Cities. Celebrate success!

Mascot Memorial Plaza - Celebrate a Campus Tradition!

The Mascot Memorial Project is seeking donations to complete a new plaza in honor of WIU’s live English bulldog mascot, Colonel Rock. The new space will adorn a memorial wall featuring WIU’s past bulldog mascots, as well as displaying a timeline history of the live mascot program.

Veterans Services at Western Illinois University

We have a long and rich tradition of serving veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and members of the National Guard. WIU provides numerous on-campus resources for veterans and military personnel, as well as the flexibility of academic program offerings, including online courses and the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program.

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