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Experience the Figge Art Museum!
WIU-QC is a member of the Figge Art Museum and that's where we offer our Museum Studies Program. As a student, faculty or staff member you also receive several benefits including free admission with a valid WIU ID. Learn more...
The Quad Cities area hosts several museum, performing arts theatres, and much more. Whether you're interested in a budget movie or an off Broadway show, there are plenty of cinemas and theatres to visit in the Quad Cities area! Learn more...
Campus Vending and Food Options
*New Food Vendor at Riverfront
The Bakery will join our food vendor lineup. Learn more...
Take advantage of on campus food vendors. Enjoy soda, coffee and snacks from the vending machines every day and various food vendors on selected week days. Vendor Schedule
Feel like dining out? There are several places to eat within minutes from the 60th Street and Riverfront Campus. Learn more about dining in the Quad Cities area.
Water bottle empty? Check out the new Brita Hydration Station!
There are several events that happen throughout the course of the academic year. The Society of Educators (SOE) Block party is just one of many campus events that happen annually.
For a complete list of WIU-Quad Cities campus events, community events, and other special happenings, visit the upcoming events section of Student Activities.
Parking & Shuttle Services
Riverfront and 60th Street buildings have parking lots for faculty, staff and students who purchase a hang tag. Tags may be purchased at both locations. Each location also has a campus shuttle.
60th Street Park and Ride
A Metro Park and Ride Service is available for all WIU-QC students who park at Christ the King Church, 3205 60th Street, Moline. The Park and Ride is available from 2:45 pm - 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring semesters when classes are in session.
Unlimited Ride Program
WIU has partnered with Metro to provide unlimited access to the entire Metro system with a WIU ID. Simply show the operator your WIU ID each time you board, and that's it - no fare required. For more information on Metro routes and schedules, visit www.gogreenmetro.com or stop by the Metro Kiosk located in the lobby of the Riverfront Campus.
Recreation & Fitness
Enjoy the view of the Mississippi River by taking a walk or riding your bike along the Ben Butterworth Parkway located right across the street from the Riverfront Campus. Ready to explore more of the Quad Cities area? Check out the large list of Quad Cities Parks and Recreation areas.
Looking to relieve a little stress? Look for free Yoga classes to start this Spring at the 60th Street Campus. Want to help plan recreational activities? Then join the Student Recreation Association (SRA) and take part in planning recreational activities for fellow students. For more information about SRA, contact advisor Amanda Bergeson at (309)764-2400 or AM-Bergeson@wiu.edu.
Student Housing Options
There are several housing options in the Quad Cities area. There are many things to consider when choosing a place to live. Create a check list of "must have" items and research the area for things like bus route, dining, and proximity to the campus.
See a list of housing options as well as other useful resources including good neighbor tips and city information plus links to Quad Cities Chamber and other helpful resources.
Student life at WIU-QC can be more than coursework. Students can develop their potential at WIU-QC with a variety of activities and organizations. Through student organizations, WIU-QC students take social responsibility seriously, giving back to the community in a variety of ways.
There are a variety of activities and organizations at WIU QC. No matter where you are at in your educational journey, there is a student group for everyone to get involved in!
Check out the new charging kiosks at both WIU-QC locations! Charge your phone, ipad or ipod and get the latest WIU-QC updates!
There are several student computing options at both Riverfront and 60th Street locations. Each location has an open computer lab for WIU students and wireless access throughout the buildings. To learn more about about QC Technology, visit: http://www.wiu.edu/qc/quad_cities_technology/
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