Provost & Academic Vice President

Sherman Tower

New Student Convocation
Friday, August 21, 2020
10:00 a.m.

President's New Student Convocation

WIU faculty, staff, and students will officially welcome new undergraduate students and their families to Western Illinois University at the August 21, 2020, New Student Convocation.  The ceremony will be available on Zoom ( register/9815971779850/WN_ bNAX-vBhQRu6UGJ1T-F7kw ) at 10:00 a.m.

All incoming freshmen and transfer students should plan to virtually attend this ceremony, which is designed to promote Western's values -- academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. Convocation is also a time to share in the rich traditions and history of the University.

Mayor of Macomb Mike Inman, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Lysa Fox, Student Government Association President Daria Levchenko, and Interim President Martin Abraham will present remarks. Interim Provost and Academic Vice President Billy Clow will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Questions about New Student Convocation may be addressed to Linda Prosise at (309) 298-2110 or

Information for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are encouraged to virtually attend the New Student Convocation ceremony.