Provost & Academic Vice President

Sherman Tower

New Student Convocation
Friday, August 16, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Western Hall

President's New Student Convocation: Faculty/Staff Information

All WIU faculty and staff are invited to attend this special ceremony, which formally welcomes our newest students to Western Illinois University.  The August 16, 2019, convocation will begin at 5:00 p.m.


To Participate in the Convocation

Faculty and staff who wish to attend the Convocation should be seated in Western Hall by 4:45 p.m.  Business casual attire is requested, and please show your Leatherneck pride by wearing a purple, collared WIU shirt; nice shorts are acceptable.


Convocation participants are invited to attend the President’s Family Picnic on the campus mall, southwest of the Spencer Student Recreation Center, immediately following the Convocation.