Campus Spotlights

Featured Spotlight

Discover Western.

Discover Western - September 20

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more details and to register online, visit the Discover Western web site.

Contact Info: Undergraduate Admissions Office
Phone: (309) 298-3157
Toll-Free: 1-877-PICK WIU (742-5948)

Other Upcoming Spotlights

Macomb Farmer's Market

Macomb Farmer's Market - Thursdays & Saturdays through October 18

WIU is committed to community development in our region and well beyond.  The Macomb Farmer's Market is a great place to get locally grown produce, baked goods and other healthy local fare. This event takes place on the beautiful historic downtown square in Macomb every Thursday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m (through October 18).

Contact Info: Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce & Downtown Development
Phone: (309) 837-4855


Ongoing & Recent Spotlights

Distinguished Alumni Awards.

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

The outstanding accomplishments of Western Illinois University graduate Richard P. Lavin, president and chief executive officer of the Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) Inc., New Albany, OH, was recognized May 10 at the Spring 2014 Commencement exercises. Lavin, a 1976 sociology graduate, was appointed to his post at Commercial Vehicle Group in May 2013, following a successful 28-year career with Caterpillar. For more info, visit the Alumni Association website.

Contact Info: Alumni Association
Phone: (309) 298-1914


Rocky Bikes

Rocky Bikes - Free Bikes for the WIU Community

All members of the WIU community are welcome to use a bike, free of charge, for 48-hour periods. Improving our transportation system is one of the central ways to address a variety of important and interconnected issues including: health and fitness, energy usage and climate change, safety, parking and roads, etc. These same issues affect not only our campus community but also our town, nation and world. Register and reserve your bike at the WIU Physical Plant, located across the street from Thompson Hall. For more info, view the news release or visit the website.

Contact Info: Sustainability Coordinator
Mandy Green
Phone: (309) 298-1834

Purple Post.

Purple Post: Your Portal to Student Organizations, Events, & Resources is one of the best resources for students to view news articles, events on the campus-wide bulletin board, and info for 250+ student organizations and university offices.
With tools for organizational leadership, PurplePost provides resources including: email/SMS/IM to members, updated rosters, dates and deadlines, advertising upcoming events, tracking service hours, news articles, electronic forms, and creating historical records. It’s never been easier to get involved at WIU! For more info, visit the Office of Student Activities website at

Contact Info: Office of Student Activities
University Union
Phone: (309) 298-3232

WIU mobile apps

WIU Mobile - The WIU Macomb campus at your fingertips!

WIU now offers the ability to view important campus resources and plan your time on campus directly from your mobile device using WIU Mobile, a free mobile application for Apple iOS and Android devices. With WIU Mobile, you can view an interactive campus map, get up to date news and events, check out dining facilities and daily menus, access computer lab workstation availability, and have direct access to support information on campus. For details and download links, visit the WIU Mobile web site.

Contact Info: Center for the Application of Information Technologies

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