Come Visit - Discover Your New Home

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb or Quad Cities 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.

You can make a free on-line reservation now by clicking on a date below. Upcoming open house dates for 2018–2019 are added throughout the year. Check back often or contact us with any questions.

Contact Macomb Campus

Phone: toll-free at 877/PICK WIU (7425 948)
You can also schedule an individual visit online if no Discover Western dates fit your schedule.

Contact Quad Cities Campus

Phone: 309-762-1495
You can also schedule a Welcome Wednesday visit on-line if no Discover Western dates fit your schedule.

Experience Western

Experience Western is an opportunity for accepted students to come to campus for an overnight visit and experience college from a current student's perspective. High school seniors who are accepted to Western for the fall will have the opportunity to spend the night in a residence hall, engage in campus life, and attend classes with a current student "buddy"! You will truly be a Leatherneck for a Day as you experience all the different aspects of campus, from eating in the dining centers, experiencing a floor meeting, and attending Monday classes.

Check back soon for 2019 Experience Western dates!

Should you have any questions or need to change your registration please call us toll-free at 877/PICK WIU (742-5948) or email

Open Houses Rocky giving a Discover Western Tour

Discover Western Open Houses give you an opportunity to ask questions and meet University faculty and staff.