Expert Advice. Having a little fawn on campus Hands-On Learning Points of Purple Pride Spencer Student Rec Center Home Away from Home Supply Chain Management Honing Your Craft

Expert Advice

Full-time faculty teach over 92% of classes, guiding student learning, discovery and performance. Alumni often return to campus to share wisdom and experience.

Having some "fawn" on the WIU campus

Our Macomb campus covers over 1000 acres which many local flora and fauna call home, including this new fawn and her mother.

Hands-On Learning

Horticulture and agriculture students have opportunities to learn in WIU's School of Agriculture's new greenhouse.

Points of Purple Pride

Western is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - schedule a campus visit and apply now for admission!

Spencer Student Rec Center

Our Rec Center is just one of many places you can visit on your tour of our Macomb campus. Schedule your visit today or take our virtual walking tour.

Home Away from Home

Nine residence hall facilities provide more than 4,400 students with living and dining services. Live together, learn together!

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management, one of WIU's signature programs, is one of just 39 programs nationally that is accredited by the world's premier business accrediting body, AACSB International.

Honing Your Craft at Western

For almost as long as Stage Combat has been recognized as an art form in the United States, there has been a combat program at Western Illinois University.

Smoke Free Campus

Welcome to Summer Orientation & Registration (SOAR)

Our SOAR team welcomes new WIU students to summer orientation and registration! You will experience a true residential campus, a dynamic student activities program, and first-rate faculty who will challenge your mind and test your assumptions. Let the learning begin!

A Smoke-Free Campus

Effective July 1, Western Illinois University will become smoke-free as part of the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act. The goal is to create a healthy place to live, learn and work.

Summer Camps and Conferences

WIU offers many summer camps and conferences for youth, focusing on science, math, music, art, athletics and even Harry Potter! Plus, starting this year, any student who attends a summer camp at WIU will receive a voucher to take a residual ACT test at no cost at Western's Counseling Center.

College Courses Offered to Area High School Students

High school seniors from west-central Illinois can put their college career on the fast track beginning this fall - take WIU classes prior to completing high school and qualify for automatic scholarships and lock in your costs to attend at an earlier rate.

Let the Roommate Matching Begin

All steps of WIU's exclusive Roommate Matching system are now open and available for new students to use in finding the perfect roommate. Starting one day after filling out your housing application, visit STARS and select "Roommate Matching" in the UHDS Information Menu.

MBA Hybrid/Blended 1-Year Program

The new Hybrid Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, with a management emphasis, blends online and traditional class meetings. Students get the best of both worlds with the flexibility of online courses combined with the personal attention and interactivity of face-to-face delivery.

Volunteer for Western's Video Captioning Pool

Have some time on your hands and willing to serve? If so, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is issuing a call for volunteers to help out with captioning videos produced by any department or unit at Western Illinois University. You can help ensure that web content is available to people with disabilities.

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