Undergraduate Admissions

Experience Western

Experience Western

Celebrate your admission to Western Illinois University and learn more about the life of a Leatherneck through Experience Western! Experience Western is a unique overnight experience for admitted students to interact with current students, learn from WIU faculty, discover student life, and get informed about the important next steps in your journey to Western. Here are some of the things you'll experience during this event:

Campus Tour

Get up close and personal on WIU's Macomb campus during a walking tour led by current students. See yourself as a Leatherneck in such facilities as the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, University Union, Multicultural Center, and brand-new Digital Rec Center (eSports Arena).

Academic & Student Support Sessions

Try on the college classroom through our sessions with our distinguished faculty. Meet with academic departments and several student support offices who will be here for you as a Leatherneck.

Eat Like a Leatherneck

Try out various dining options on WIU campus. You'll be well fed during this event!

Get Involved!

Join the Office of Student Engagement to learn how to make the most of your time at WIU and participate in an activities fair featuring WIU student organizations!

Registration Details

Registration for our Spring 2022 Experience Western programs is open! The programs will occur on February 6-7, March 6-7, and April 10-11.

The program will start at noon on Sunday and will end on Monday afternoon. 

There is a registration cost of $35, which covers meals, accommodations, and more. Upon registration, you will receive additional information on the next steps!





If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@wiu.edu or (309) 298-3157.
We look forward to helping you Experience Western!


Experience Western is for admitted students. There is not programming during this event for parents or other guests.