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To celebrate the Fall 2023 graduates, WKU's Fall College Recognition Ceremonies will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023. Fall 2023 graduates are also invited to attend the 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

All graduates and families are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Western Kentucky University graduate receiving diploma atCommencement
Friday, December 8, 2023

E.A. Diddle Arena

WKU's five academic colleges will host ceremonies where students will walk up for individual recognition, greet the university president, take their graduation photo, and more. 

Commencement graduate waiting red towel
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium

As the official commencement ceremony of WKU, graduates from across all academic colleges will be honored. The event begins with Topper Walk, where graduates take their final walk down the Hill on the Avenue of Champions.

Western Kentucky University graduate receiving stole at Lavender reception
At Western Kentucky University, several departments and programs celebrate graduates through special ceremonies and recognition events.



Information for our guests

Learn more about parking, directions, lodging, and more.


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Fall College Recognition Ceremonies
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Countdown to 2023 Fall Recognition Ceremonies

Friday, December 8, 2023






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