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WIU ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & meal plan. Apply today!

Come Visit and "Discover Western"

Our next Discover Western open house is scheduled for February 15 - register now and see the Macomb campus first-hand! If you cannot make an in-person visit, take our virtual walking tour!

Celebrar! Qìngzhù! Feiern! Célébrer! Celebrate!

From study abroad to international programs at Western, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education.

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students

Western's teacher education program provides training across the disciplines to teach at all grade levels. There's a reason it is one of WIU's signature programs!

Welcome Home!

The WIU Alumni Association strives to sustain lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends, 130,000 strong and growing.

"Fall" in Love at Western

WIU's beautifully landscaped Macomb campus provides a vibrant collegiate experience, particularly in the autumn. Schedule a visit to our campus today!

Remembering a Legend

To honor the legacy of WIU's legendary Athletic Director and Coach Ray "Rock" Hanson, the Ray "Rock" Hanson Vintage Collection, featuring vintage WIU logos, is available at the University Bookstore.

Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

The WIU Leathernecks Basketball teams are ready for action! Both men's and women's teams hit the court this November in Macomb.

Western Illinois University is All About Support!

Qualified students may be eligible for four year WIU Commitment Scholarships. View more information on scholarship support and apply now for admission!

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Giving Tuesday - Dec. 1

WIU alumni everywhere are invited to Giving Tuesday, a global campaign to inspire personal philanthropy and a perfect time to make a year-end annual gift to Western. Gifts to Western are needed and appreciated now more than ever. Take this opportunity to make a year-end gift or support a scholarship for other students.

Film Trivia Game Night - Dec. 3

Film Professor Roberta Di Carmine and film student Rachel Troyer invite you to test your film trivia knowledge! 6:00 p.m. in the Tanner Hall circle - all students are welcome!

Angel Tree Program - Through Dec. 9

For the 22nd consecutive year, WIU's Beta Alpha Psi and the Department of Accounting and Finance are sponsoring the Angel Tree Program, which provides holiday gifts and necessities to foster care children and teenagers in McDonough, Fulton, Warren, Henderson and Hancock counties.

Final Exam Week - Dec. 14-18

Western's Fall 2015 semester is drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 18.

Commencement Weekend - Dec. 18-19

Celebrate Success! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 18-19 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2015 Commencement Weekend. Ceremonies will also be live streamed online.

Discover Western - Feb. 15

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. 

Housing Applications Now Accepted for Spring & Fall 2016

Your New Home Awaits - your first step is to apply for housing! Room assignments are made based on the date that your housing application is received - the earlier you apply the better!

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!

Alumni On The Move!

Western Illinois University is proud of its 120,000+ alumni from all around the world! We salute the most recent accomplishments and achievements of our alumni! #LeatherneckPride

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