WIU "Chicago Homecoming"
September 20 - WIU vs. Northwestern Pregame Social & Football Game

Chicago Homecoming
In addition to our on-campus Homecoming events on October 3-4, WIU will host a "Chicago Homecoming" this fall in Chicago when the Leathernecks take on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 20. Leading up to the football game, we will be hosting alumni socials at various locations in the Chicagoland area.

We invite you to join us for one, two or all of the following WIU Alumni & Friends Events.

September 15 - Homewood at the 5th Quarter
September 16 - Arlington Heights at Peggy Kinnane’s
September 17 - Schaumburg at RAM Restaurant & Brewery
September 18 - LaGrange at the Wild Monk
September 19 - Downtown Chicago at Mike Ditka’s
September 20 - WIU vs. Northwestern Pregame Social & Football Game

Name that brew contest!

Yes, you can be the one to name the Goose Island pub brew which will be served at the WIU vs. Northwestern pregame social! The winning name selected will be displayed on the handle of the tapper used throughout the social. The WIU Alumni Association will be running the “Name That Brew” contest from August 1st through August 31st. The name should incorporate WIU in some way. You will have the bragging rights and will be given credit for coming up with the original name! A photo will be taken of the winner and the tapper at the pregame social on game day if present. Put your thinking caps on now and send us your idea (email your submissions to for the brew to be served on Sept. 20 before the big game!