Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Our Commitment to Learning
Western prides itself on providing positive environment within the halls that encourage academic success and collaborative learning experiences. WIU students participate in learning communities where groups of students take two or more classes together.
In addition to our learning communities, interest housing and experience programs, our staff is specially trained to help support students through academic struggles. Here is just a snapshot of how our staff supports students' academic success:
- Academic Early Warning Intervention and Conversations
- Making Achievement Possible (MAP) Assessment Program
- Writing Center and Math Tutor Labs located in the halls
- Classroom Spaces in the Residence Halls
- Quiet Study Rooms & Group Study Rooms
The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive approach to ensure first year students make a successful transition to college. The Residence Halls provide you with the opportunity to meet, live and switch into the college life with other first year students. FYE seminars will assist you within the residence halls with your transition into the university environment. We will engage you in fun and social activities were you will be able to meet new people. We will cover topics related to academic studying, relationships, and wellness. Resident Assistants, Graduate, and Professional staff will work with you to see that your first year of college is a success!
The Transfer Year Experience Program is designed to assist transfer students in their transition to Western Illinois University. The program focuses on helping transfer students adjust to living on campus by facilitating social activities, aiding in the development of strong academic and professional habits, and addressing issues specific to transfer students. Students that live in the community are more likely to develop social ties and connections to their peers and the University because they are surrounded by fellow transfer students on their floor. Anyone planning to transfer from a community college or another college or university should consider the TYE learning community to get on the fast track to success.
Living Learning Communities (LLC)
The Department of Broadcasting hosts a first year living-learning community on the 5th floor of Tanner Hall and an upper division living-learning community on the 5th floor of Corbin Hall. Residents have the opportunity to take broadcasting classes together, study together, work collaboratively on projects, and learn from one another. LLC residents participate in field trips designed just for them. The 5th floor commons will house digitizing equipment to support you in completing class assignments. The Broadcasting Living-Learning Community is designed to help you achieve your goals while a student and prepare you for a career in broadcasting upon graduation.
Western provides a community for academic excellence. The first year Honors Community is located in Tanner Hall and the upper division Honors Community is located in Thompson Hall and are reserved for students who are admitted into the Honors College. These floors provide honors students a setting for making friends, sharing experiences, and pursuing their academics interests and responsibilities. The residents offer support and encouragement, but also challenge one another to do their best academically. While academics is the main focus of the floor environment, the residents hang out together on a frequent basis and are eager to attend programs and get involved. An annual ice cream social at the beginning of the year offers students the opportunity to socialize and get to know faculty in the honors college as well as residence hall staff.
The LLC for Nursing provides an opportunity to live with other pre-nursing/nursing students in an engaging and supportive academic and social environment. For freshmen the LLC is located in Tanner Hall and for upper division students the LLC is located in Thompson Hall. The Nursing LLC consists of living accommodations women. Participating in the LLC gives students a chance to be a part of a community of peers sharing a similar academic interest. By living together in the supportive environment, students are able to form study groups, share interests, and explore the many facets of nursing and what it has to offer. The nursing faculty will be visiting the Nursing LLC regularly to build a relationship with the nursing students early in their academic careers. Students are also afforded the opportunity to participate in activities that enrich their academic program by taking classes together, having access to advising in their residence hall, and participating in the Student Nurses Association. Live together, learn together.
The Fine Arts LLC is geared towards fostering a sense of community both within the group of students in the program and the Department of Art within the Macomb community. You will learn outside the classroom with opportunities to attend Art openings, films, theatre performances & other visual arts events (painting, sculpture, drawing, etc.) both on and off campus. Fine Art LLC members will have access to studio space with easels, drafting/work tables, and access to WIU's wireless computer network. The Fine Art LLC for freshmen will be located on the 7th floor of Tanner Hall. The upper division Fine Art LLC will be located on the 4th floor of Corbin Hall. Students of Corbin are entertained by the sounds of the award winning WIU marching band practicing nearby. Residents living on this floor are majoring in an area of study that focuses in the fine arts or have an appreciation for the fine arts. They enjoy the convenience of being close to fine arts academic buildings and showing their pride with large participation in homecoming, marching band, and other campus activities. These close communities are extremely supportive of one another and are always encouraging in attending plays, concerts, or participating in Open Mic Nights.
Special Interest Housing
The International Floor is a community of students interested in an international living opportunity located in Olson Hall. This floor is a great environment for students to live and learn with International and American students together. To provide a dynamic living environment, we encourage anyone who is interested to live on the International Floor.
Point of Pride
- Last year, 630 students who lived with us achieved a 3.60 GPA or better with 141 of those having a perfect 4.0.
Interested in partnering with UHDS to help our students succeed?
Contact AJ Lutz, the Director of Residential Administration at