Purple & Gold Day April 24, 2018


You are invited to join us for Purple and Gold Day 2018 in Macomb and St. Louis! Western Illinois University and the WIU Alumni Association celebrated Purple and Gold Day 2015 with 15 simultaneous events around the world. For our 2020 celebration, we'll host 20 events around the world! For the years in between, we'll host Purple & Gold Day events in Macomb and one city each year from the original 15 cities:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Purple and Gold Day Alumni Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Location: Alumni House

Macomb, IL

Macomb Purple & Gold Day

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sports Corner @124

124 N. Randolph St.

Macomb, IL

St. Louis Purple & Gold Day

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Lombardo's Trattoria

201 S. 20th St.

St. Louis, MO

Purple and Gold Day will be celebrated May 2 in Moline during our May 2 Western Wednesdays.

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: River House Bar & Grill

1510 River Drive

Moline, IL

Events at each location will include an evening social with complimentary food and a cash bar. For details about each event location, visit

RSVP to a Purple & Gold Day Event near you by calling 309-298-1914 or emailing


The Western Challenge

Join us April 24 to Celebrate One Day for Western! 

LogoThe Western Challenge is your chance to show your Leatherneck Pride! From 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Purple and Gold Day, Tuesday, April 24, we are counting on Leathernecks from across the country and around the world to make history by uniting in giving to support Western students in ANY area you choose.

Regardless if you are an alumna/us, student, parent, or friend, you are a stakeholder in Western's future. That future is influenced by people like you who unite in their generosity to create educational opportunity with their collective support.

Visit the Western Challenge campaign pagefor more information and to make your donation on April 24.

Only gifts made on April 24 count for the challenge!