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Crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed band

From their signature "Georgia on my Mind" to classic rock and show tunes, WIU Marching Leathernecks provide show-stopping entertainment on the field, on the court, in parades and more.

Cost Guarantee and Commitment Scholarships

Western is affordable! WIU guarantees your tuition/fees for 4-years, and offers 4-year scholarships to students that have shown excellent academic ability in high school.

Forensic Chemistry - One of our Signature Academic Programs

WIU's Forensic Chemistry program is one of only three programs of its kind in the Midwest and one of our unique signature programs.

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!

Opera on Wheels

Western's Opera Program is open to all students campus wide. Opera On Wheels tours for two weeks to area schools, performing one act operas designed for K-12 students.

Build Your Future at WIU-Quad Cities!

With a diverse faculty and staff, our Quad Cities campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world.

Spring has sprung at WIU!

Schedule your campus visit today and see WIU's beautiful campus, and all that it has to offer, for yourself! If you can't visit in person, take our virtual walking tour!

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Catch Leatherneck Track and Field in action at WIU's Hanson Field!

Ire'ne Silva Lecture - April 29

This year's Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence is Ire'ne Silva, a poet and experimental writer. Her poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in more than 40 journals and anthologies. Silva will be reading from her book, "Flesh to Bone", at 5pm in the Art Gallery.

Beepball - May 2

The 3rd annual Jani International Sporting Event, "Beep Ball," is set from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at WIU's Vince Grady Field. Those who attend can learn how to play baseball designed for the visually impaired or register to compete in the tournament. Tournament registration is due by April 27.

Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing - May 8

The WIU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi would like to invite you to the eighth annual Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing at WIU's Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Lunch is provided, and prizes will be awarded for the top three team finishes.

Excellence in Diversity Awards - May 14

The President's Excellence in Diversity Awards honor members of the campus & community who have demonstrated leadership through their actions, programs & teachings. The awards reception to be held on May 14 from 4-6 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room. 

Commencement Weekend - May 15-17

Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of WIU students and alumni will be held May 15-16 in Macomb and May 17 in the Quad Cities. Macomb ceremonies will be streamed live on the web.

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.

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.

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