Office of Student Engagement

Virtual Programming

Ideas to Keep Busy
Virtual Classes
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Join Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home for a LIVE daily doodle lesson at 12:00pm CST. Videos will be available after live on the Kennedy Center YouTube channel. 
  • Join the McHarper Manor weekdays on Facebook for a LIVE daily art project tutorial. Art projects will range from watercolor paintings to chalk art to canvas painting and will take place live at 12:00pm CST. Videos will be available after the live class on the McHarper Manor Facebook page. 
At Home Recreational Resources

While we know recreation is usually best enjoyed with others in a social setting, WIU Campus Recreation has a way for you to experience recreation and leisure while practicing social distancing. 

  • Check out THESE at home recreational resources.

  • Missing group fitness classes or going to the gym?
Virtual Theme Parks

From the comfort of your own home enjoy going to some of the world's Amusement Parks. Check out these videos to ride Disney World Attractions. 

Virtual Tours and Museums 

Experience the best museums from NYC to France to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. Check out these sites to go on virtual tours of different museums and specific exhibits.


Check out some cool places around the world from National Parks to National Landmarks. 


Animal Webcams 

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Just want a cute and cuddly distraction? Check out several different animal live cam options from watching silly sea otters and curious elephants or just mellow out to the hypnotic drifting jellyfish. 

​Connect Virtually

  • Through Google you can connect virtually with students, staff, and faculty. All WIU students, staff and fauclty have free access to video conferencing with Google Hangouts. This is a great way to “meet up” with your friends, classmates, and student organization members.
  • Are you a leader of a student organization on campus? Check out our tips for running virtual meetings with your student organization. 

More Fun Things To Do! 

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Western Illinois University (WIU) is continuously updating its information and guidance for the university community to address the changing status of COVID-19. Please visit the university’s website for more information about COVID-19 and its impacts to WIU, precautions that are being taken, prevention measures you can take and a compilation of frequently asked questions.


Website Adapted from University of Colorado, Boulder; Virtual Activities and Programming (source: