Parent/Guest TOP at Western Kentucky University is a companion orientation designed to meet the needs of new Hilltopper family members. Whether your student is the first to go to college in your family or are a proud alumnus of WKU, participating in Parent/Guest TOP will provide plenty of information and new connections to campus. It is a great opportunity to attend sessions about campus resources and meet faculty and staff that will become your student’s partner in their educational career at WKU. Through information sessions and our Question and Answer Panel, you will learn: what it means to be a Hilltopper, how students can succeed on The Hill, the details of navigating through the financial aid process, housing requirements, and about other offices on campus.
For outcomes and benefits of TOP, click here.
Click here for details about reservations.
Use these notes to learn tips about
communicating with your new college student.
A parent e-newsletter with details about TOP
including driving directions or a sample
TOP itinerary can be found here.
If you have questions about orientation at
WKU, click here for Frequently Asked
Questions about Parent/Guest TOP.
You can click here for a list of items to
encourage your student to complete
before, during, and after TOP.
Parental involvement in the college experience
is important for both you and your student.
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