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WIU ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & meal plan.

Come Visit and "Discover Western"

Our next Discover Western open house is scheduled for October 12 - register now and see the Macomb campus first-hand! If you cannot make an in-person visit, take our virtual walking tour!

A Four Year Plan

WIU guarantees that if new freshmen meet GradTrac requirements, they will graduate in four years or their remaining tuition is free.

A Col. Rock Halloween Riddle: What kind of dog does Dracula have?

A Bloodhound! For a howling good time, area children can visit WIU's residence halls Oct. 30 to participate in the annual Safe Trick or Treat Program!

There's No Place Like Home

The residence halls at Western provide students a place to build friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Each residence hall is more than a building; it's a community.

The Best Among the Best in the Nation.

Western's law enforcement major is internationally known for academic excellence and ranks among the top programs in the United States.


WIU has long been recognized as a Military Friendly School and a Best for Vets College.

Be a Part of Something Worthwhile

Big Pink Volleyball, Student Government Association, Greek Life programs - and the list goes on. Western has student organizations and activities to fit nearly every interest.

Western Illinois University is All About Support!

Qualified students may be eligible for four year WIU Commitment Scholarships. View more information on scholarship support at WIU!

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Fallen Soldiers 5k - Oct. 10

WIU's fourth Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 at the WIU-Macomb campus. Since 2012, the race has raised more than $46,000 for the WIU Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund which honors two alumni, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin, who were killed in the line of duty.

Discover Western - Oct. 12

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Free Flu Shots for Students

Even healthy people can get the flu, and it can be serious. This season, protect yourself—and those around you—by getting a flu vaccine, free to students with a valid student ID. Shots will be administered 10am-1pm Oct. 13, 19, 21, 27 & 29 in the WIU Union Concourse, and from 3-6pm Nov. 3 & 5 at the Student Recreation Center.

Thompson Lecture - Oct. 13

Dr. Bree McEwan, Department of Communication, presents the 2015 Thompson Lecture, Building Community One Word At A Time: How language influences perception and persistence of online communities. Held at 5:00 p.m. in the Sandburg Theatre, in the University Union.

Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture - Oct. 13

The College of Education & Human Services welcomes Steven N. Blair, Professor in the Department of Exercise Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Held at 7:00 p.m. in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

Robert and Mary Ferguson Lecture - Oct. 14

The College of Business and Technology welcomes Tyler Gage, co-founder and co-CEO of Runa, a social enterprise that produces clean energy beverages and uses its supply chain to improve the livelihoods of thousands of indigenous farming families in the Amazon. On Wed, Oct 14, 3:00 p.m. in the University Grand Ballroom.  

WIU Film Club Presents: A Month of Horrors

Come and spend a month of scares with the Film Club as we watch a different horror movie at 7pm every Wednesday in October. All students are welcome; cookies and soda will be provided. Come on by 220 Simpkins Hall!

Alumni On The Move!

Western Illinois University is proud of its 120,000+ alumni from all around the world! We salute the most recent accomplishments and achievements of our alumni! #LeatherneckPride

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