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Topper Walk, Commencement Ceremony & Big Red Bash
  • Date: Thursday, May 5th, 20222022-05-05
  • Time: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Topper Walk:

Line up at 5:45pm. Topper Walk begins at 6:30pm.

Western Kentucky University's Commencement Ceremony begins as all graduates join together representing their colleges to take their final walk across campus before the conferring of their degrees.

For Commencement, students will receive their red towels to wave as they Topper Walk from the meeting place of their academic college into L.T. Smith Stadium. Family and friends can watch the procession into the stadium to their seats on the field, then they will find their seats in L.T. Smith Stadium.

Commencement will begin immediately following the seating of students into L.T. Smith Stadium. This event will be held outdoor rain or shine. 

Western Kentucky University's Commencement Ceremony will begin once students have been seated in L.T. Smith Stadium  on Jimmy Feix field from the Topper Walk. During the Commencement Ceremony, each college will acknowledge their graduates, and President Timothy C. Caboni will present the graduates to the Board of Regents for the conferral of degrees. 

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