Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Microbiology and More Happy Graduation! Summer Fun! Points of Purple Pride WIU-QC Student Organizations Atten-hut! Creativity is contagious, pass it on. Visit Campus!

Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Microbiology and More

One of the many strengths of WIU's Department of Biological Sciences is its commitment to undergraduate research - there's a reason that Biology is one of our unique signature programs.

Happy Graduation!

Congratulations to the Western Illinois University Class of 2015! Honors and commencement ceremonies will be held May 15-16 in Macomb and May 17 in the Quad Cities.

Summer Fun!

Fore a tee-rific way to spend a summer day, hit the links at WIU-Macomb's beautiful 18-hole Harry Mussatto Golf Course.

Points of Purple Pride

Western is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - schedule a campus visit and apply now for admission!

WIU-QC Student Organizations

WIU-Quad Cities students can get involved in numerous University clubs and organizations, such as the Interdisciplinary English and Arts Society Group.


WIU's award-winning ROTC program provides its members with leadership, management, and professional classes as well as "hands on" experiences.

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on." – Albert Einstein.

Students in the Department of Theatre & Dance can fully participate in productions from the very first day on campus.

Experience Western

Schedule your campus visit today and see WIU's beautiful campus, and all that it has to offer, for yourself! If you can't visit in person, take our virtual walking tour!

Veterans Voices Launch Reception - May 11

Veterans Voices: Personal Stories of Combat and Peace, the first literary magazine created by Western veterans and service members, will be introduced at a launch reception from 4–5:30pm in the University Art Gallery. Everyone is welcome and will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine. Refreshments will be served.

Final Exam Week - May 11-15

The Spring 2015 semester is drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15.

2015 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships - May 13-15

Western Illinois University is the proud host of the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships this year. Track and Field activities are scheduled throughout the day on May 13, 14 & 15 at Macomb's Hanson Field, with an awards ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on May 15.

Excellence in Diversity Awards - May 14

The President's Excellence in Diversity Awards honor members of the campus & community who have demonstrated leadership through their actions, programs & teachings. The awards reception to be held on May 14 from 4-6 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room. 

Residence Halls Close - May 15

All residence halls close for the end-of-the-year at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15. If you need to stay past the closing time, you must have permission from your Complex Director - the latest approved time to stay is 10:00am on Sunday, May 17.

Commencement Weekend - May 15-17

Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of WIU students and alumni will be held May 15-16 in Macomb and May 17 in the Quad Cities. Macomb ceremonies will be streamed live on the web.

Summer Camps and Conferences

WIU offers many summer camps and conferences for youth, focusing on science, math, music, art, athletics and even Harry Potter! Plus, starting this year, any student who attends a summer camp at WIU will receive a voucher to take a residual ACT test at no cost at Western's Counseling Center.

Let the Roommate Matching Begin

All steps of WIU's exclusive Roommate Matching system are now open and available for new students to use in finding the perfect roommate. Starting one day after filling out your housing application, visit STARS and select "Roommate Matching" in the UHDS Information Menu.

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