Undergraduate Admissions

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Please note: In an effort to keep the WIU community, and our visitors, safe we have canceled the March 29-30 and April 19-20 Experience Western events. Please continue to monitor WIU's Covid-19 updates here.

Virtual Buddy Program

In place of the traditional Experience Western program, we are excited to announce our new virtual buddy program. If you are an admitted student and would like to be paired with a current WIU student to serve as your virtual buddy over the next few months, please complete this form

We will be in touch with you about your buddy soon! 

Experience Western

Experience Western is a unique opportunity for accepted students. Experience college life while spending the night in a residence hall, eating at on-campus dining facilities, and attending classes with a current Western student. Cost is $35.00 which covers 3 meals (Day 1 dinner, Day 2 breakfast & lunch) and overnight accommodations for the student.

Packing List

Although you won't need much for one night, we thought a packing list for your overnight trip would be nice!

Transportation Options


Can't wait to come visit campus? Click on the registration form button below. Admissions staff will be in contact with you prior to the program.


Two waiver forms are required for your participation in Experience Western. If you are over 18, you will not need a parent signature. Please complete these waivers and return them by email (admissions@wiu.edu), fax (309-298-3111), or mail (Undergraduate Admissions, Sherman Hall 115, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455).


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You can call or e-mail us and we will be happy to assist you. Phone: 309-298-3157, E-mail: admissions@wiu.edu (Please put "Experience Western" in the subject)