Conference Services

Guest & Conference Services


Meet at Western. Eat at Western. Stay at Western.

Whether you are looking for overnight accommodations while visiting Macomb or looking for a site to host your camp or conference, our friendly staff, affordable rates, and convenient locations are sure to impress you.

We can also assist you in planning your group’s meal requirements for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Sodexo Campus Services provides food service for all your dining needs ranging from brown bag lunches to catered receptions.


Overnight Accommodations


We offer overnight guest accommodations for Western Illinois University students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and WIU affiliated guests. We can accomodate up to 2,000 guests.

Overnight accommodations include:

  • Air Conditioned Rooms, Halls, and Buildings
  • Clean, comfortable rooms that include two single beds, desk(s), wardrobe(s), and nightstand(s)
  • Linens (pillow, blanket, linens, and towels)
  • 24 hour Front Desk Assistance
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Floor Lounges
  • Community bathrooms/shower
  • On-site Dining Center

For all other reservations, please email or call 309-298-3500.


Campus Facilities


Our campus’s unique blend of facilities can easily accommodate any group.

We offer meeting spaces, electronic classrooms, auditoriums, quality food service, indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, and much more!

  • The Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, which offers Basketball Courts, Volleyball Court, Badminton Courts, Aquatic Center, Racquetball Courts, Ping Pong Tables and more
  • Horn Field Campus, located one mile south of Macomb, this 92 acre retreat includes woodlands, prairie, and several miles of nature trails. The atmosphere is rustic and relaxed, a perfect place for family reunions, youth group get-togethers, business meetings, weddings, professional and academic conferences, office retreats, and other gatherings.
  • We offer multiple meeting facilities across campus, with seating for ten up to 1,000.

Getting to WIU


Western Illinois University's campus is located in the rural community of Macomb, Illinois.

The beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on more than 1,000 acres, including nine residence halls, a 300-acre farm, and an 18-hole golf course.

Western Illinois University is located in Macomb, Illinois, at the hub of Highways 67 (north-south) and 136 (east-west).

  • From the Chicago area: Travel west on I-88 or I-80.
    • On I-88W, take exit #1A to I-74 east to Peoria.*
    • On I-80 W, take exit I-74 east to Peoria.*
    • On I-74 east, exit #46A to U.S. 34 west to Galesburg/Monmouth.
    • At Monmouth, take Highway 67 south, 30 miles to Macomb.
    • Amtrak provides swift, affordable rail service from Chicago to Macomb with nine stops en route.
  • From St. Louis and other points south: Take U.S. 67 north to Macomb or take I-70 west or U.S. 40/61 north to U.S. 61 north.
    • At Hannibal, take U.S. 36 east to I-172/U.S. 336 north to Carthage, to U.S. 136 east to Macomb.
  • From eastern Illinois: Find the most convenient route to U.S. 136 and travel west to Macomb.
Approximate travel times:
Bloomington/Normal 2 hours Ft. Madison, IA 1 hour
Burlington, IA 1 hour Keokuk, IA 1 hour
Carbondale 5 hours Peoria 1.5 hours
Campaign/Urbana 2.5 hours Quad Cities 1.5 hours
Chicago 4 hours Quincy 1.25 hours
Chicago North Suburbs 4.5 hours Rockford 3.5 hours
Chicago South/West Suburbs 3.5 hours Springfield 1.5 hours
Effingham 3.75 hours St. Louis, MO 3 hours

Contact Info

WIU Conference Services
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455 
(309) 298-3000

Renee Hughes
Assistant Director, Facilities & Conferences
Phone: (309) 298-2413
Fax: (309) 298-2122

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