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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 Academic Calendar

WKU reserves the right to make changes to these calendars.

2014-2015 Academic Year
Fall Semester, Winter Term, Spring Semester,
Summer Term

Final Exam

Fall Finals, Winter Finals, Spring Finals,
Summer Sessionspdf icon

Semester At-A-Glance

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summerpdf icon

Registration Guide

Fall, Winter and Spring, Summer

Schedule of Classes

Academic Year Calendars
2013-2014 Academic Year
2014-2015 Academic Year
2015-2016 Academic Year

2011-2012 academic year 


Classes Begin Monday, August 29
Labor Day (university closed) Monday, September 5
Fall Break (no classes; offices open) Thursday and Friday, October 6-7
Second Bi-Term Begins Thursday, October 20
Thanksgiving Holiday (university closed) Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25
Final Examinations Monday-Friday, December 12-16
Commencement Weekend Friday and Saturday, December 16-17
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 20 (noon)


Classes Begin Monday, January 2
MLK Day (university closed) Monday, January 16
Final Examinations Friday, January 20
Final Grades Due Tuesday, January 24


Classes Begin Monday, January 23
Spring Break Monday-Friday, March 5-9
Second Bi-Term Begins Monday, March 19
Final Examinations Monday-Friday, May 7-11
Commencement Weekend Friday and Saturday, May 11-12
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 15 (noon)


May Sessions
Classes Begin Monday, May 14
Memorial Day (university closed) Monday, May 28
June I Sessions  
Classes Begin Monday, June 4
June II Sessions 
Classes Begin Monday, June 11
July I Sessions 
Classes Begin Monday, July 2
Independence Day observed
(university closed)
Wednesday, July 4
July II Sessions 
 Classes Begin Monday, July 9

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