Walk this Way

You can be a part of the Leatherneck family! Check out WIU during the next Discover Western program on Sept. 20 - register today!

I Love a Parade!

Get ready for Homecoming 2014, Oct. 3-4, with events kicking off the week Sept. 26 with Paint the Paws!

Leatherneck Leaders!

More than 150 incoming students participated in Camp Leatherneck this summer, a free 2-day retreat focused on leadership, service and community.

Heading for the Goal!

Check out Women's Soccer - four home games this September at WIU's John MacKenzie Alumni Field! View the complete schedule for times.

Welcome Class of 2018!

Proud freshmen showcase the signature Western "W" during move-in weekend.

Get Involved!

Did you know WIU has more than 250 student organizations? There's a group, activity, or cause for everyone!

We Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

Leatherneck traditions are alive and well on the Western Illinois University campus!

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, or accessibility

Students on campus for a Discover Western Open House tour

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Career Fair - Sept. 16

The LEJA Career Fair is FREE for students who want to network for job and internship opportunities with police departments, governmental positions, and much more! Wear professional attire and bring your completed resume. Runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the University Union. 

Al Sears Jazz Festival feat. Cyrille Aimée - Sept. 19-21

Cyrille Aimée, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, headlines the Al Sears Jazz Festival (which runs Sept. 19-21 in Macomb). Presented by BCA.

Discover Western - Sept. 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. 

Peace Day Celebration - Sept. 23

The Department of Political Science and Center for International Studies are sponsoring the Day of International Peace on Sept. 23. The event features presentations and performances about the topic of world peace. Individual presentations or group efforts are welcome - submit proposals by Sept. 17.

Celebrating Town & Gown 2014 - Sept. 25 - 5:30-7:30 pm

Celebrating Town and Gown is an annual event honoring the many accomplishments of all members of the WIU and Macomb communities. Help us kick off Homecoming Week & announce the 2014 Honorary Alumni and Town & Gown Award recipients. For further info contact the Alumni Association via email at A-Association@wiu.edu or call (309) 298-1914.

Lodge and Libations - A fundraiser for Horn Field Campus - Sept 27, 5-7 p.m.

Please join us for an evening to celebrate the mission of Horn Field Campus and to raise funds to build a new outdoor education building in honor of Frank "Doc" Lupton. Cost of $25 includes social, food and entertainment. Reminisce and join Doc following the event for a night hike. Pre-registration is required.

BaFa BaFa Cultural Simulation - Oct 1st, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun cross-cultural simulation that will help you understand how culture plays an important part in every person's life. Everyone is welcome to participate but space is limited; please register by September 24th by sending an email to CIS-Activities@wiu.edu.

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.

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