Stay at Home Order: State of Illinois

Today, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stay at home order for the state, effective 5 p.m. March 21 through Tuesday, April 7. At Western Illinois University, the majority of employees will begin working at home as required.

As Western transitions to online courses tomorrow (Saturday, March 21) and some students are residing on campus, there are personnel at the University to ensure operations continue and student support is provided. Food service and custodial operations, among other select services, will remain available for the University community.

Effective Monday, March 23, all academic buildings and the Malpass Library and branch libraries on both the Macomb and Moline campuses will be closed. Select personnel will work staggered hours on campus to provide services such as law enforcement, medical care, technology, housing, food services, admissions-related needs and financial aid, among others. Employees will be contacted by their supervisor with further instructions, as needed. Faculty who require access to University facilities must contact their department chair or director to make arrangements.

“Students can remain on campus. They will be safe, will have food and care available and will be able to complete their studies,” said WIU Interim President Martin Abraham.

Students who have signed up to move out are not allowed to return to campus until the stay at home order For housing questions and information, email

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