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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Academic Advising & Retention Center

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DSU is open! The AARC is open for the entire 2014-2015 academic school year. Come visit us in DSU A330.


Welcome to the Academic Advising & Retention Center's (AARC) website! AARC provides a wide range of academic services to undergraduate students. The Center coordinates academic advising activities among undergraduate colleges and academic departments for undergraduate students.  At WKU academic advising is required for all associate and baccalaureate degree-seeking students until graduation. AARC advises all Exploratory/Generally Undecided students and helps these students plan for their potential major.

AARC Mission

The mission of AARC is to provide students with the academic support necessary to achieve their academic goals. We provide advising, student success initiatives, and training on advising for faculty and staff. Please review our website and the many services provided by AARC, The Learning Center, and the Best Expectation Programs.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday                          8:00 am -   4:30 pm


AARC Location

Downing Student Union - DSU 2141

AARC Email 

Phone: (270) 745-5065
Fax: (270) 745-5421

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