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May

Wednesday, May 1st
11:00am - 1:00pm

WKU On Demand Summer Registration Kick-off

  • Location: Centennial Mall
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

WKU On Demand is kicking off our registration for our Summer semester with FREE cotton candy and popcorn and great information about WKU On Demand classes.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU Softball vs. Murray State

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
6:00pm

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Graduand

  • Location: Hardin County Performing Arts Center
  • Time: 6:00pm

Reception to follow. All times EDT.

Thursday, May 2nd
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday night free public Planetarium shows

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
Friday, May 3rd
3:00pm - 9:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Rice. doubleheader

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Doubleheader

7:30pm - 4:10pm

CPE for CPAs

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 7:30pm - 4:10pm
Earn 8 hours of CPE for accountants licensed in Kentucky and Tennessee
Saturday, May 4th
10:00am - 4:00pm

Pre-College Strings Violin Recital

  • Location: MH - MH 0111
  • Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 5:30pm

WKU Softball vs. UTSA, doubleheader

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Starz Elite Spring Dance Rectial

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, May 5th
1:00pm - 3:00pm

WKU Softball vs. UTSA

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Rice

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 7th
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday Night free public Planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Wednesday, May 8th
2:00pm

ISEC Graduation Celebration

  • Location: DSU Auditorium
  • Time: 2:00pm

The Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) sponsors WKU’s May graduation celebration for students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, or Multiracial.  Administrators, faculty, staff, classmates, and friends will gather to celebrate the students' accomplishments. Learn more.

7:00pm

Lavender Recognition Ceremony

  • Location: Augenstein Alumni Center (Robertson-Fiex Grand Ballroom)
  • Time: 7:00pm

The Lavender Recognition Ceremony is an annual event that builds on the university-wide commencement activities. The ceremony celebrates and recognizes the achievements and contributions of our LGBTQ and Ally graduates to the WKU community. The event is held during the spring semester. Learn more.

Thursday, May 9th
3:45pm - 5:00pm

University Senate Committee Meetings

  • Location: FH - FH 0100
  • Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm

Global Learning & International Affairs Graduation Celebration

  • Location: HCIC
  • Time: 5:00pm

Please join us in honor of our international student graduates from around the world at the WKU International Graduation Reception. Graduating students will be celebrated with a sash and pinning ceremony on behalf of GLIA. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday night free public Planetarium shows

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
Friday, May 10th
6:00pm

WKU 2019 Commencement Ceremony

  • Location: Houchens Industries - LT Smith Stadium
  • Time: 6:00pm

2019 Spring Commencement will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Special Recognition Ceremonies for each of WKU's five academic colleges' graduates will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in E.A. Diddle Arena where students will be individually recognized.  View schedule of times and learn more.

Saturday, May 11th
9:45am - 12:00pm

Master of Accountancy Special Recognition Event

  • Location: Grise Hall
  • Time: 9:45am - 12:00pm

The Special Recognition Event for the Master of Accountancy Program graduates.

10:00am

Gatton Academy Class of 2019 Graduation

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 10:00am

Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2018.  Family, friends, sending school teachers/administrators, and WKU faculty/staff welcome. 

10:00am - 12:30pm

Gatton Academy Graduation Ceremony

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
11:30am

CNS & CSI Counseling Hooding Ceremony

  • Location: GRH Auditorium
  • Time: 11:30am

Chi Sigma Iota - Omega Kappa Upsilon, the international counseling honor society, sponsors the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs' counseling graduate hooding ceremony. Administrators, faculty, staff, classmates, family, and friends are welcome to join us in celebrating the students' achievements.

12:00pm

EALR Recognition & Hooding Ceremony

  • Location: JRH 166
  • Time: 12:00pm

Bring your friends and family to come celebrate your achievements with the EALR department! This annual event allows graduating Organizational Leadership Master students to be individually recognized and “hooded” to signify his or her success in completing their Graduate program. We will also be individually recognizing Organizational Leadership Undergraduate and Educational Leadership Doctoral students for completing their degrees. This ceremony is celebrated with some of the professors and peers graduates have worked alongside throughout their educational careers. For more information, and to RSVP, contact sally.swaby222@topper.wku.edu

3:00pm - 7:30pm

Pre-College Strings Spring Recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm

All-Starz Dance Spring Recital

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, May 13th
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tina Logsdon- Flute recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 14th
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday Night free public Planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Thursday, May 16th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Center for Gifted Studies is proud to host the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program.

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1980 and is a major leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the optimal development of their educational potential.

Western Kentucky University has hosted the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for Duke's Talent Identification Program since 1982. Each May, some of the most academically talented seventh graders in the Commonwealth are honored at WKU. These students took the ACT or SAT and earned qualifying scores.

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11 a.m. (CDT)    Informational Session on WKU's summer residential programs for gifted students - Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (GRH 1074)

12:30 p.m. (CDT)   Campus Tour – meet at the Preston Center

2 p.m. (CDT)     Duke TIP Recognition Ceremony – Diddle Arena

Reception to follow

More information

5:00pm - 8:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Old Dominion

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday night free public Planetarium shows

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
Friday, May 17th
10:00am - 2:00pm

WKU Transfer Update Day

  • Location: Downing Student Union (DSU)
  • Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

This event provides a unique opportunity for WKU and KCTCS faculty, professional advisors, transfer staff, and administrators to come together to discuss best practices in advising, retention and student engagement. We hope to collectively develop strategies to further aid our students' success!

Registration begins at 9:30 am

For more details, visit: 

www.wku.edu/lp/treps/transfer-day.php


5:00pm - 8:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Old Dominion

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 18th
11:00am - 1:00pm

Dance Arts Spring Recital

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Old Dominion

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 19th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Franklin-Simpson High School Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Franklin-Simpson High School graduation ceremony

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Dance Arts Spring Recital

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 21st
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday Night free public Planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Thursday, May 23rd
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday night free public Planetarium shows

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
Friday, May 24th
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Warren Central High School Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 25th
9:00am - 11:00am

South Warren High School Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
9:30am - 12:30pm

Dance Images Spring Recital

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Warren East High School Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Greenwood High School Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Beacon Academy/GEO International/Lighthouse Academy Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 26th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Logan County High School Graduation

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Logan County High School graduation

Monday, May 27th
10:00am - 8:30am

High School Baseball: 4th Region Tournament

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 10:00am - 8:30am

Quarterfinal games at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

11:00am - 9:00pm

High School Softball: 4th Region Tournament

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Quarterfinal games at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28th
5:00pm - 9:00pm

High School Baseball: 4th Region Tournament

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Semifinal games at 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

6:00pm - 10:00pm

High School Softball: 4th Region Tournament

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday Night free public Planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Wednesday, May 29th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

High School Baseball: 4th Region Tournament

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Championship game

6:30pm - 8:30pm

High School Softball: 4th Region Tournament

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Championship game

Thursday, May 30th
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday night free public Planetarium shows

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
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