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WIU Grad Prep Day is April 10-11

March 25, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – May and August 2014 Western Illinois University graduates can get all their graduation questions answered and tie up any loose ends at the annual Grad Prep Day Thursday-Friday, April 10-11, hosted by the WIU Alumni Association.

Grad Prep Day on the Macomb campus is scheduled for Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the University Union Concourse, and the Quad Cities campus event will be held Thursday, April 10, from 1 - 5 p.m. in the Riverfront Campus lobby.

There will be several campus offices on site to answer graduation questions, including Financial Aid, the Visual Production Center, Registrar's Office, Billing and Receivables, the Career Development Center, the University Bookstore and the Alumni Association.

Students will be able to order and pick up their cap and gown from the WIU Bookstore, learn about graduation pictures and meet with campus representatives. Class rings, sold by Jostens, will be discounted up to 40 percent. Students will also be able to find out more information about the benefits of being a non-dues paying member of the Alumni Association.

Alumni Association staff will be on site to answer questions and give students a free gift.

The Macomb event includes a group session titled, "Before you Leave: Your Student Loans and What to Expect," at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the University Union Fox Room. Along with the sessions, presented by the Financial Aid Office, advisers will be available to meet with students and answer individual questions from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., also in the Fox Room.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (309) 298-1914 or visit

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