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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

WKU Emergency Preparedness

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Follow WKU News for Severe Weather Alerts and make yourself aware of nearby storm shelters located in each building on campus.

Your safety is important to us.

At WKU, the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is extremely important to us.  We have created this website as a place where students, faculty, staff and the community can visit to find resources related to campus safety, security, emergency preparedness and more.  

The last thing we ever hope for is an emergency, but in the event of a security or weather-related event, WKU is your first resource for up-to-date information.

Please visit the links to the left for detailed information.

Learn more about safety and security at WKU

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For real-time weather and safety updates, follow WKUNews.

WKU was accredited as a "Safe Community" by the National Safety Council in July 2014

Introduction to the WKU Police Department and
safety features on campus.

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