Alumni

Western Wednesdays Virtual Pub Crawl

pubcrawlThere are so many things to miss about WIU, but often, most memorable are times spent in the "local establishments!" Whether it was to catch up with friends, listen to music, dance, enjoy a drink, or even for a pub crawl, these hot spots have been considered safe havens for decades and remind our Alumni of some of the best times of their lives.

The WIU Alumni Association is pleased to announce our first ever Virtual Pub Crawl, as part of our Western Wednesdays tradition. On the first Wednesday of every month, we'll tour one of our more memorable establishments, reflecting back on the social scene surrounding each one. We'll be joined by staples from each - the owners, the bartenders, the DJs, and even the bouncers, giving us all the chance to reminisce and catch up for a little "Where are they now?"  We'll visit The Change of Pace, Gin Mill, Forum, Cafe, Ritz, Regulator and many more.

Each night, we will host the Zoom event starting at 5:30 p.m. (CST) and stream via Facebook Live and YouTube as we see where the night takes us! We recommend joining via Zoom for the opportunity to interact directly with our hosts and other participants. 

Be sure to watch your email, our social media sites, and check back here to get updates as we reveal which "staple" from your favorite location will be joining us each month! 

December 2, 2020

register

The Change of Pace
Special Guests: Tom O'Brien '07, Matt Cuplin '05 '07, Abe Olson '00 and more coming soon.

January 6, 2021

Gin Mill

February 3, 2021

Forum

 

March 3, 2021

Cafe

 

April 7, 2021

Ritz

 

May 5, 2021

Regulator

AND MORE!