Accountancy Discover Western Class of 2019 Move-In Weekend Points of Purple Pride Rocky After Dark Union Food Court Leatherneck Volleyball WIU-Quad Cities

Signature Program: Accountancy

Our Accountancy program has dual accreditation by the AACSB, as well as nationally recognized student organization and internship opportunities. There's a reason it is one of WIU's signature programs.

Come Visit and "Discover Western"

Our next Discover Western open house is scheduled for September 19 - register now and see the Macomb campus first-hand! If you cannot make an in-person visit, take our virtual walking tour!

Class of 2019

Welcome to our newest Leathernecks, the class of 2019! Wear your purple and gold with great pride, and remember that every day is a great day to be a Leatherneck.


WIU students arrive on the Macomb campus to start the fall semester. Share your move-in pictures on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #WIUMoveIn.

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!

Rocky After Dark

Welcome Back Leathernecks! Students returning (or new) to campus enjoy an evening of fun at Rocky After Dark at Hanson Field.

Digging in at the Union Food Court

Grab a quick bite or just visit with friends between classes in the newly renovated University Union Food Court.

Leathernecks Volleyball is Underway!

Catch the Leathernecks Volleyball team at Macomb's LeRoy A. Ufkes Court - there wil be 12 home contests this season.

WIU-Quad Cities

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!

Ag Day Football Game Ultimate Suck Alumni On The Move

Madd Hoss Jackson - Sept. 3

Madd Hoss Jackson will be performing live during the "Ag Day" festivities on September 3rd from 4-6 p.m. just north of Hanson Field (in Q-Lot) in Macomb. This event is free and open to the public.

Ag Day Football Game - Sept. 3

Join us on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for the Fighting Leathernecks' season opening football game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers. Tickets purchased through the School of Agriculture will support the Ag Student Organization of your choice.

"The Ultimate Suck" Extreme Fitness Test - Sept. 4-7

Join Joe Decker, WIU alumnus and Guinness Book of World Records holder for the "World's Fittest Man", in one of the most extreme fitness tests in America. This contest combines strenuous Midwestern farm chores with military boot camp, trail running, and strongman training. WIU students are eligible for a 50% discount.

Annual John Hallwas Lecture - Sept. 9 & 10

This year's lecturer is Foreign Languages and Literatures Chair Gary Schmidt, who will deliver the lecture "The Role of the Liberal Arts in Fostering Empathy: Language, Literature, and Human Understanding" on Sept. 9th (QC Campus) and Sept. 10th on the Macomb campus.

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Career Fair - Sept. 15

Stop by the Union Grand Ballroom from 10am-2pm to network with local, regional, and national employers hiring full-time employees and interns. Professional dress is required for entry into the fair & free professional headshots will be taken for LinkedIn profiles.

Discover Western - Sept. 19

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. 

Conversation Partners: Apply Now

Conversation Partners pairs international and domestic students in an enriching, rewarding cross-cultural sharing opportunity. Apply now and begin your journey learning more about different cultures, customs and lifestyles.

Research Opportunities in Forensic and Archaeological Taphonomy

Taphonomy – the study of what happens to the remains of living things after death – is a critical part of many forensic and archaeological investigations. WIU Taphonomic Research Sites provide students and faculty researchers access to environmental contexts for experimental taphonomic studies.

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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