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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

Upward Bound

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Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded educational program based at Western Kentucky University (WKU). UB is dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and selecting students who are determined to succeed academically. Applicants must be either low income, according to current federal guidelines, and/or a potential first generation college student which means their parent(s) cannot have graduated from a four year postsecondary institution. This program serves 82 students from six schools in five south central Kentucky counties: Allen County-Scottsville, Butler County, Edmonson County, Hart County, Logan County, and Russellville High Schools.

The goal of UB is to prepare students for college academically, culturally, and socially. UB is a 12 month program which provides assistance with high school course selection, study skills, ACT preparation, college and career information, college selection, and financial aid application. Staff visit each high school twice per month throughout the school year to meet with students. Programs are presented once a month on Saturdays September through May on WKU’s campus. Students attend a six week residential program each summer which focuses on academics and provides cultural and social activities.

Contact Us

Location and Hours:

                           Jones-Jaggers Hall, Room 100

                           WKU Main Campus

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


By Phone or fax:

                           Phone:  (270) 745-4873

                           Fax:        (270) 745-2031


By US mail:

                          Upward Bound

                          Western Kentucky University

                          1906 College Heights Blvd,

                           Dept 11098

                          Bowling Green, KY 42101-1098


By email:





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 Last Modified 9/24/14