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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

Academic Advising & Retention Center

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DSU is open! The AARC is open for the entire 2014-2015 academic school year. Come visit us in DSU A330.


Welcome to the Academic Advising & Retention Center's (AARC) website! AARC provides a wide range of academic services to undergraduate students. The Center coordinates academic advising activities among undergraduate colleges and academic departments for undergraduate students.  At WKU academic advising is required for all associate and baccalaureate degree-seeking students until graduation. AARC advises all Exploratory/Generally Undecided students and helps these students plan for their potential major.

AARC Mission

The mission of AARC is to provide students with the academic support necessary to achieve their academic goals. We provide advising, student success initiatives, and training on advising for faculty and staff. Please review our website and the many services provided by AARC, The Learning Center, and the Best Expectation Programs.

Hours of Operation

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


AARC Location

Downing Student Union - DSU 2141

AARC Email 

Phone: (270) 745-5065
Fax: (270) 745-5421

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