Macomb Campus

About the WIU-Macomb Campus

Western Illinois University's main campus is located in the rural community of Macomb, Illinois and offers a vibrant collegiate experience for more than 7,000 students. The beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on more than 1,000 acres, including seven residence halls, a 300-acre farm, and an 18-hole golf course.

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Midwestern charm

Macomb is full of that Midwestern charm that's hard to find anywhere else. Take a walk around the downtown square to meet up with friends at the coffee shop or restaurants, visit eclectic shops and boutiques or hit up the Farmer's Market on Thursdays and Saturdays for fresh produce or homemade desserts. Go West Transit provides students with fare-free, convenient transportation from and around campus and with service to the entire Macomb community.

A Safe Place to Live and Learn

The community and University are closely integrated and work together to create a safe environment for everyone to learn and grow. Residence hall facilities provide nearly 4,000 students with living and dining services. All residence halls are smoke-free and rooms are wired for LAN and wireless internet. Many off-campus housing possibilities, including fraternities and sororities, are open to upper-division students.

The Leslie F. Malpass Library in Macomb is the main branch at WIU and provides an inviting environment for research and study. The Macomb campus also has specialized branch libraries for music and curriculum.

The Macomb campus is home to 20 NCAA Division I sports, while Campus Recreation offers a variety of fitness opportunities, intramural sports programs and club sports. Other opportunities for student involvement include leadership development, volunteer services, student programming, Student Government Association, fraternities and sororities, and 225 student organizations.

Land Acknowledgement

Western Illinois University-Macomb is located on the ancestral lands of the Illinois (Inoca) Indigenous people. The Inoca were a tribe within the Peoria tribe, which was one of the five main tribes of the Illinois Confederation. There were 12 to 13 tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley. Tribes occupied an area reaching from Lake Michicigao (Michigan) to Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. The five main tribes were the Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Peoria, and Tamaro.

Featured Macomb Campus Locations

Multicultural Center

Opened in 2009, the center is home to the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, Casa Latina, and Women's Center. It is the first building on campus to be constructed under green standards, including a grass roof.

Sherman Hall

Sherman Hall, which opened in 1902, is the oldest building on the Macomb campus and serves as the main administrative building. It houses offices such as Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and the Registrar, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Student Recreation Center

Whether you want to lift weights, go for a run, take a dip in the pool, or socialize with friends, the Rec Center has something for everyone. All enrolled students are able to use the center at no additional cost.

Hanson Field

Home of the Fighting Leathernecks, Hanson Field is named after former Leatherneck football, basketball and baseball coach and athletics director Ray "Rock" Hanson. The stadium was dedicated in 1950 and seats over 16,000 fans.

Thompson Hall

Thompson, a 19-story, 800-room residence hall, was built in 1969 and renovated in 2013. The hall features both single and double rooms, is connected to a dining center and features a convenience store and a 24-hour computer lab.

Leslie F. Malpass Library

WIU's main library branch boasts six levels, two electronic classrooms, wireless internet coverage, a number of in-house collections on specialized topics and more - an inviting environment for research and study.

University Union

The Union is the community center of the Macomb campus and provides a variety of meeting and dining facilities. Union services include a food court, meeting/banquet rooms, ballrooms, a bookstore, guest rooms, computer stations, a small theatre, a convenience store and more.

Macomb Campus

Our beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on over 1,000 acres. It's difficult to cover the entire campus with a single photo and do it justice. To truly experience campus, you must visit - schedule your visit today.