Quad Cities Campus

Welcome to WIU Quad Cities Initiatives

About Quad Cities Initiatives

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities offers a variety of programs for the Quad Cities Community and beyond. Our programs are housed on the WIU-QC Campus located along the beautiful Mississippi River on the new Riverfront Campus located at 3300 River Drive in Moline, IL. Participants in our programs enjoy learning in a format designed to further learning for all ages in our area. From summer youth camps to professional development to lifelong learning, the Quad Cities Initiatives Office expands opportunities for continued growth on a personal and professional level.

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This tournament is open to student players through college. Categories include K1-K3, K4-K5, K6-K8, K9-K12 (High School and College, rated). Registration costs $10 and includes lunch and morning refreshments. To register, please click on the program title.

English Language Learners Conference  (April 27, 2019)

Call for session proposals for our 2019 conference. This program is open to all teachers and administrators interested in learning more about technology, instruction, and policy. A morning breakfast celebrating our learners is sponsored by the Quad Cities Cultural Alliance Committee on the WIU-QC Campus. To submit a session proposal, click on the program title.


  • Math on the Mississippi, Grades 4-6 (June 17-21, 2019) & Grades 6-8 (June 24-28, 2019).

This commuter program on the WIU-QC Campus is offered in two sessions for both older and younger students. The program is designed to introduce participants to science and math concepts in a hands-on learning environment that will expand their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. Program coordinators and instructors include professors from the WIU-QC math and physics departments as well as STEM professionals.Daily topics include buoyancy and pressure as well as other topics throughout the week. Along with brainteasers and study trips to Lock & Dam 15 and Sylvan Slough, participants use a daily blog to detail what they have learned throughout the program. 


  • Muggles in a Wizard's World, Grades 5-7 (July 8-12, 2019)

    This commuter program on the WIU-QC campus is specifically designed to engage students who read and enjoy the Harry Potter series. Under the instruction of faculty and staff of Western Illinois University-QC and with assistance from librarians at the Moline Public Library, students expand their enjoyment of the Harry Potter series while at the same time developing their critical thinking and creative skills. 

    New and returning students will delve into “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Program topics include art, science, writing, and literature.  In addition, participants will enjoy games of Quidditch, Dueling Wands, and chess.

  • STEAM in the 21st Century, Grades 8-10 (July 22-26, 2019)

    “STEAM in the 21st Century” is an engaging, hands-on commuter summer enrichment program at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities for students in grades 8-10.  Participants in this program will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). STEAM is an educational approach which fosters critical thinking, student inquiry, experiential learning, and thoughtful risk-taking by crossing disciplines in these five areas. Students in the program will work with Arduinos (microprocessors/controllers for digital devices) and create a hovercraft. In addition they will study electricity, magnetism, and circuits as part of the program.

  • E-Sports Camp is Coming to WIU-QC (July 15-19, 2019)! This program is designed for the participant who enjoys playing and watching E-Sports. Learn about your favorite games and computer coding.