The Right Choice for Your Success

Western Rally
September 10, 2022


Make plans and join us for a fun Saturday at Western Illinois University! Learn about the world of opportunities you will experience. Hear directly from current students why Western should be your choice for college.

As an option, you may choose to stay until evening to see the Hot Air balloon festival, enjoy music and food and watch the balloons soar to the sky!

The schedule is designed around the Amtrak train schedule, so please feel free to come by train or car.

RSPV For the Rally

We can't wait to welcome you!

college students taking photos in a field with a hot air balloon in the sky

Your Experience

  • 11:00 AM - Check-in
  • 11:15 AM - Welcome & Kick-Off
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Campus Tour
  • 2:15 PM - Breakout Sessions
    • Student Panel
    • Q&A for parents/guardians/caretakers
  • 3:15 PM - Concurrent Options
    • Refreshments/Lawn Games
    • Pick up T-Shirt
    • Apply for Admission Station
    • Speak with an admissions counselor
  • 4:00 PM - Event Ends

Want to Stay for the Balloon Launch?

If you can join us, please stay for this optional experience after the event.

  • 6:00 PM - Food with Live Music by "The Leftovers"
  • 7:30 PM - Balloon Glow