Alumni

Western Illinois University's 12th President Guiyou Huang embarks on our Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour!

Bloomington • BurlingtonCincinnatiClevelandColumbusDes Moines • IndianapolisKansas CityMt. SterlingSpringfieldSt. Louis

Western Illinois University is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus. We continue to adhere to all state- and local-level health and safety measures at our President's Inaugural tour events, as well as all other events. Events will be held in outdoor spaces where possible.

 

register 

 

tour

A big thank you to WIU alumni Bill Keever '82, Bob ’71 and Sue Nardelli, Dan Partelow '83, Doug Reese '85 '86, Dave Stafford '93 and Curt Westen '82 '83, as well as Vice President Emeritus and Honorary Alumnus Garry Johnson and Margie Twaddle Johnson for hosting events along the way on our Inaugural Tour!  

register 

St. Louis Alumni & Friends Event

Wednesday, July 13
Gates Open: 5:15 p.m.
Game Time: 6:45 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. LA Dodgers
Busch Stadium
700 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, MO
$90 per person: Includes ticket to suite 211 (opens at 5:15), buffet, open bar and full bar service and seating inside & outside

All ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

Indianapolis Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, July 25
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Harry & Izzy's Northside
4050 E. 82nd St.
Indianapolis, IN

Cincinnati Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, July 26
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
BrewDog Cincinnati
316 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH

Columbus Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, July 27
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
High Bank Distillery Co.
1051 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH

Cleveland Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, July 28
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Shaker Heights Country Club
3300 Courtland Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH

This event will be compliementary. Hosted by Western Illinois University Alumni Margaret Wong '73 and Cecilia Wong '73.

Kansas City Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, August 3
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hallbrook Country Club
11200 Overbrook Country Club
Leawood, KS

Hosted by WIU Alumni Rodger '78 and Carin Stutz '78.

Mt. Sterling Alumni & Friends Social

 Thursday, August 4
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hagel 1891
115 E. Main St.
Mount Sterling, IL

Burlington Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, August 18
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Good Restaurant + Lounge
423 N. 3rd St.
Burlington, IA

Springfield Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, September 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Boone's Saloon
301 W. Edwards St.
Springfield, IL

Des Moines Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, September 8

Bloomington Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, November 18

Coming Soon:

More of Macomb and surrounding area

Minneapolis

 

While all events will be held in-person, there will be a virtual component for those who cannot attend in-person. Additional locations for the Inaugural Tour are being planned. Please check back or email A-Association@wiu.edu. 

Past Inaugural Socials

checkTucson Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, May 19
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Union Public House
4340 N Campbell Ave. Suite 100
Tucson, AZ

check Glendale Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Thursday, May 20
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Urban Margarita
6685 W Beardsley Rd #180
Glendale, AZ

check Phoenix Area Alumni & Friends Social 

Thursday, May 20
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Village Tavern - Scottsdale
8787 N. Scottsdale Rd. #234
Scottsdale, AZ

check Orlando Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, June 15
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rocco's
400 Orlando Ave.
Winter Park, FL

check The Villages Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Wednesday, June 16
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Waterfront Inn
1105 Lake Shore Dr.
The Villages, FL

check Tampa Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, June 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Jackson's Bistro
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL

check Sarasota Area Alumni & Friends Lunch

Thursday, June 17
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mattison's Forty-One
7275 S. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL

check Ft. Myers Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, June 17
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Oxbow
1300 Hendry St.
Ft. Myers, FL

check Naples Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, June 18
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ridgway Bar & Grill
1300 Third Street South
Naples, FL

check Moline Alumni & Friends Social/Open House

Tuesday, August 3
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (stop by anytime)
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
1300 River Dr.
Moline, IL

check San Antonio Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, August 30
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Pkwy.
San Antonio, TX

check Austin Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, August 31
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Truluck's
400 Colorado St.
Austin, TX 

check Houston Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, September 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Truluck's
5350 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX

checkDallas Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, September 2
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Truluck's
2401 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX

 

checkQuincy Alumni & Friends Social

Saturday, September 11
3:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.
BoodaLu
117 Hampshire St.
Quincy, IL

checkRushville Alumni & Friends Social

Sunday, September 12
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Station 1883
102 W. Lafayette St.
Rushville, IL

checkMonmouth Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, September 13
5:30  p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Market Alley Wine
59 Public Square
Monmouth, IL
We reserved the entire restaurant to provide plenty of social distancing, as well as the outdoor patio. 

checkCarthage Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, September 14
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lake Hill Winery
1822 E. County Road 1540
Carthage, IL
Our event was held on the outside patio.

checkGalesburg Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, September 15
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cherry Street
57 S. Cherry St.
Galesburg, IL
We reserved the entire restaurant to provide plenty of social distancing.

checkCelebrating Town & Gown with Rocky on Parade

Thursday, September 23
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Forum
124 N. Lafayette St. 
Macomb, IL

check Denver Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, October 21
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by WIU Alumni Curt Westen '82 '83 & Doug Reese '85 '86
Elway's Cherry Creek
2500 E. First Ave., Unit 101
Denver, CO

check Park City, UT Alumni & Friends Social

Saturday, October 23
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by WIU Alumnus Bill Keever '82
3339 Big Spruce Way
Park City, UT

check Oak Brook, IL Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, November 3
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gibson's Oak Brook 

2105 S. Spring Rd.
Oak Brook, IL

checkNashville Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, November 10
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Oak Steakhouse
801 Clark Pl.
Nashville, TN

check Memphis Alumni & Friends Social and Gallery Tour

Thursday, November 11
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Ave.
Memphis, TN

checkWIU vs. DePaul Alumni & Friends Pregame Social and Men's Basketball Game

Saturday, November 20
Pregame Social

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fatpour Tap Works - McCormick
2206 S. Indiana Ave.
Chicago, IL

WIU vs. DePaul Men's Basketball Game
Wintrust Arena: 7 p.m.
200 E. Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL

checkAtlanta Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, December 16
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Alumnus Bob '71 and Sue Nardelli
Cherokee Town & Country Club
155 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA

checkOrlando Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, January 24
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Luke's Kitchen and Bar
640 S. Orlando Ave.
Maitland, FL

checkThe Villages Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Tuesday, January 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Legends Country Club
1635 Palmer Way
The Villages, FL

checkJacksonville Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, January 25
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
River & Post
1000 Riverside Ave. Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL

checkHilton Head Area Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Wednesday, January 26
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Frankie Bones
1301 Main St.
Hilton Head Island, SC

checkCharleston Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, January 26
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Church and Union Charleston (formerly 5Church)
32B N. Market St.
Charleston, SC

checkRaleigh Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, January 27
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Vita Vite Midtown
200 Park at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC

checkCharlotte Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, January 28
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dilworth Tasting Room South Park
4905 Ashley Park Ln. Suite J
Charlotte, NC

checkTampa Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, February 16
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
American Social
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL

checkSarasota/Bradenton Area Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Thursday, February 17
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Capital Grille
180 University Town Center Dr.
Sarasota, FL

checkFt. Myers Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, February 17
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shoeless Joe's Sports Cafe
13051 Bell Tower Dr.
Ft. Myers, FL

checkNaples Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, February 18
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ridgway Bar & Grill
1300 3rd St. S. #101
Naples, FL

checkFt. Lauderdale Alumni & Friends Social

Saturday, February 19
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bokampers
3115 NE 32nd Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

checkSan Francisco Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, March 2
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Donato Enoteca
1041 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA

checkSan Diego Alumni & Friends Social and Beer Tasting

Thursday, March 3
6:00 - 8:00 p.m
Mission Brewery
Hosted by WIU Alumnus Dan Partelow '83
1441 L. St.
San Diego, CA

checkLos Angeles Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, March 4
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
San Antonio Winery
737 Lamar St.
Los Angeles, CA

checkPortland Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, March 15
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR

checkSeattle Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, March 16
Kraken Community Iceplex
10601 5th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA

checkChicago Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, April 4
5:30-7:30 p.m.
2Twenty2 Tavern
222 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL

checkPeoria Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, April 7
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thyme Kitchen and Craft Beer
736 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL

checkChicago Meet & Greet Social

Thursday, June 16
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Chicago
Lobby Bar - reserved area
151 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL