Dear Alumni & Friends,

We are gearing up for Homecoming 2017 and are looking forward to the thousands of you who will be returning to Western Illinois University to celebrate with us! We are pleased to announce WIU alumni Dave and Jackie Thompson will serve as our Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals! 

The festivities begin earlier in the month with our signature event: Celebrating Town and Gown hosted by President Thomas and Mayor Inman on Sept. 14. We are excited to host our inaugural Macomb Alumni and Friends Golf Outing the next day. Then, Sept. 22 we will "Paint the Paws" up and down University Drive and Western Avenue to help lead you to campus for the big weekend Sept. 29 - 30.

The weekend includes the unveiling of our new Col. Ray "Rock" Hanson statue at Hanson Field Friday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Our 25, 40 and 50-year Reunion check-in starts at 2 p.m. and the All-Alumni Social is from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Alumni House with complimentary food and drinks. Start Saturday off right with our 5k run/walk at 8 a.m., join us for your 25, 40 and 50-year Ruenion Brunch and Half-Century Club Induction, the Alumni breakfast and to watch the parade after. Then, it's on to Q-Lot and the Right Place tent to tailgate and watch your Fighting Leathernecks take on South Dakota! 

We hope you will join us. See you soon! Go Necks!

Amy Spelman Signature

Amy Spelman, MS ‘98
Director, Alumni Programs

P.S. Visit our Homecoming website or call (309) 298-1914 for all the details.