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.

What's coming up next?

  • WIU-QC Summer Enrichment Camps:  This year’s programs offer opportunities for students interested in math, songwriting, and Harry Potter. The price includes all excursions, lunch, texts, and instructional materials during the week.
  • English Language Conference

Words & Music: The Art of Songwriting *new for 2017

June 19-23, 2017  |  Grades 9-11  |  $275  |  Brochure

Words & Music:  The Art of Songwriting

This program is designed for high school students in 9th through 11th grade. Participants in the program examine the A, B, Cs of song structure as well as rhyme schemes, riffs, bridges, lyric writing, melody, and music. The program offers off-campus field trips, including a visit to an area recording studio as well as attendance at a live show over the lunch hour. Learn more


Math on the Mississippi

July 10-14, 2017  |  Grades 5-8  |  $275 |  Brochure  Program is currently full. There is a wait list available.

Math on the Mississippi

This co-educational program is offered for students in grades 5-8 in the local Quad Cities community interested in learning math and science in an interactive learning environment. Each morning, participants begin their day with brain teasers or an excursion into the local area. A science concept such as pressure, indirect measurement, force, or buoyancy are introduced in the day’s lesson. Learn more


Muggles in a Wizard’s World: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone *new for 2017

July 24-28, 2017  |  Grades 5-7  |  $275  |  Brochure

Muggles in a Wizard’s World: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone

Begin the Harry Potter journey with us as we discover and delve into the Harry Potter Series through art, science, literature, and writing. This program is designed to engage the Harry Potter fan and explore the series more richly. As we journey through story and character creation, we will also explore the biology of the fantastic creatures in the Harry Potter series, including examining genetically modified organisms, glowing fish and frogs, and chemical reactions. Learn more


English Language Conference

November 3-4, 2017  |  WIU-Quad Cities Riverfront Hall  |  EL Conference Tentative Schedule PDF File

English Language Conference

This fall Western Illinois University-Quad Cities in cooperation with the East Moline School District, Moline/ Coal Valley School District, and Rock Island School District will sponsor an English Language Conference for Illinois and Iowa administrators and teachers (k-12). This program is designed to touch on multiple facets of working with English Language Learners, for teachers who are not only in English Language Learner classrooms, but those who have an English Language learner in a general classroom setting. Learn more