Discover Western Points of Pride Scholarships Signature Academic Programs Fallen Soldiers 5K Greek Life Sports Broadcasting Beekeeping Big Pink Volleyball

Discover Western!

Discover why Western is the right choice for your success! Our Discover Western open houses allow you to tour campus, meet with faculty & staff, talk with current students and more. Register online for our November 13 open house!

Scholarships at WIU

Automatic scholarships, unlimited opportunities & much more are yours at WIU. Learn more about scholarships at Western, including our 4-year Western Commitment Scholarships!

Our Signature Academic Programs

Nursing, Teacher Education, and Accountancy are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

Honoring our fallen

The annual Fallen Soldier 5K Run/Walk raises funds for the Fallen Soldier's Scholarship in honor of two WIU alumni killed in the line of duty, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin.

WIU Student Organizations: There's Something for Everyone

More than 250 student organizations, including several fraternities and sororities, provide opportunities for involvement, volunteerism, and leadership.


Sports broadcasting students at Western get hands-on experience from day one!

"Bee" who you want to "bee" at WIU

Want to know what the buzz is all about? Academic programs at Western, such as Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, provide unique learning opportunities.


Since Big Pink Volleyball debuted on WIU's campus in 2001, more than $120,000 has been raised to support breast cancer awareness and programs.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

Chess Tournament Make a Difference Day 2017. Month of Horrors Push 4 Parks Bags Tournament Conference: Equity in Education - Nov 3-4 100th WIU v ISU Football Game Discover Western Open House Application Fee Waiver Western Commitment Scholarships.

Moline Chess Tournament - Oct. 21

The Illowa Chess Club, in partnership with the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Chess Club, invites all chess players to participate in the Moline Chess Open, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 on the WIU-QC campus.

Make a Difference Day - Oct. 28

"Make A Difference Day" is a national day of volunteerism. With several service sites planned, WIU students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in this fun event which makes a big impact. Transportation & lunch are provided to participants. Runs from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WIU Film Club Presents: "A Month of Horrors"

Come and spend a month of scares with the Film Club! We'll be screening a different movie every Monday in October at 6:00 pm in Simpkins 220 - Suspiria (Oct. 2), The Wicker Man (Oct. 9), The Devil's Backbone (Oct. 16), Death Note (Oct. 23) and Trick 'r Treat (Oct. 30). Cookies and soda will be provided. All students welcome!

Push 4 Parks Bags Tournament - Nov. 3

Join the WIU Marketing Club in their inaugural bags tournament fundraiser for the Macomb Park District. The event is $10/team of two and will held behind Stipes Hall (inclement weather location: Campus Rec Center south gymnasium).

Conference: Equity in Education - Nov 3-4

WIU-QC presents this English Language Learners Conference for k-12 administrators and teachers. Professional development hours, lunch, attendance, materials, and a pre-conference refugee simulation are all included in the cost.

100th WIU v ISU Football Game - Nov. 4

Longtime in-state foes Western Illinois and Illinois State will meet on the football field for the 100th time on November 4 in Normal, IL. The 43 consecutive years playing the game is the longest current streak for Western Illinois against any opponent.

Discover Western Open House - Nov. 13

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

$0 Application Fee for Local Students

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for area high school students who apply to WIU. Graduating seniors who apply for admission to Western for the Fall 2018 semester will have the University's application fee waived.

4-Year Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

WIU wants to reward you for your academic ability in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance. New freshmen who submit all application materials for admission are automatically considered, so apply today!

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