Parents & Family

WIU Dads Day - October 16, 2021

Dads' Day - Saturday, November 5, 2022

Merchandise Information:

We will be selling Dads' Day merchandise on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2022 in the University Union Service Center on the ground floor. Only cash or checks will be accepted and quantities are limited.

T-Shirts:  $10       Hats:  $15




Leatherneck Football

Date: Saturday, November 5

Time: 1 pm

Location: Hanson Field

Description: Joining in the celebration of Dad's day, WIU Athletics will play host to North Dakota State on Saturday, November 5th. 

Tailgating starts five hours prior to kick-off at in Q-Lot adjacent to the field. The Leathernecks welcome Dad's and students to enjoy the weekend with Football and fun.  Hope to see you there and Go Leathernecks!


Tickets can be purchased at the game, online at ( or by calling 309/298-1190.


Steel Band Concert

Date:  Friday, November 4

Time:  7:30pm

Location:  COFAC Recital Hall

Description:  Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the WIU Steel Band at their FREE concert in COFAC Recital Hall. 


Golf at Harry Mussatto Golf Course

Date:   Friday, November 4, Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6

Location:  Harry Mussatto Golf Course

Description: Spend time golfing on the beautiful Harry Mussatto Golf Course for a discounted rate in honor of Dads' Day!  A round of golf for the excellent rate of $25 for family members.  Active students pay $10 per nine holes to ride.  Call 309-298-3676 to schedule a tee time.


All Games Mario!

Date:  Saturday, November 5

Time:  2pm-4pm

Location:  Digital Rec Center

Description:  Stop in the new Digital Rec Center and challenge your student to your favorite Mario game!  In addition, the Digital Rec Center will be open and available to all students and their visiting families throughout Dads' Day weekend.  Stop in and see what all the hype is about!


Hike at Spring Lake

Date: All weekend 

Time: Hiking trail maps available at the trail head from 8am - Dark

Location: Spring Lake Park (620 Spring Lake Park Road, Macomb)

Description: Get back to nature with your WIU Student at Spring Lake Park! Located just 2.5 miles northwest of the University, the beautiful 230 acre Spring Lake is complimented by hiking and biking trails, campsites and cabin rentals, and much more!

Contact: Spring Lake Management (309) 833-2052


Forgottonia Brewing Music Bingo

Date:  Sunday, November 6

Time:  3pm

Location:   324 N. Lafayette St., Macomb

Description:  Stop in and play Music Bingo to top off your Dads' Day experience in Macomb.  Forgottonia Brewing strives to offer quality house-made beer in a safe, comfortable, and community-focused setting.  And special for Dads' Day - receive $1 off all flights for Dads and their 21+ kids.  


Western Illinois University Bookstore

Date:  Saturday, November 5

Location:   University Union, Ground Floor

Description:  Stop by the WIU Bookstore in the University Union to check out all the latest WIU merchandise.  Specifically for Dads' Day, gifts and apparel will be 20% off.


Dads' Day Info


Ashley Katz

Director, University Union
Phone: 309-298-2421