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Special Celebrations

Special Celebrations


 

At Western Kentucky University, several units celebrate graduates through special ceremonies and recognition events. Check back for dates on these specific events. 


 

Lavender Recognition Ceremony
Lavender Recognition Ceremony

Held annually in the Spring, the Lavender Recognition Ceremony celebrates and recognizes the achievements and contributions of WKU's LGBTQ and Ally graduates from all races and ethnicities. 

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ISEC Graduation Celebration
ISEC Graduation Celebration
Friday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. in DSU Auditorium

The Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) sponsors WKU’s graduation celebration for students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, or Multiracial. The event will recognize Fall 2021 graduates.

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ROTC
WKU ROTC Commissioning

Traditionally held every Fall and Spring, WKU commissions cadets as 2nd Lieutenants into the U.S. Army during the WKU ROTC Commissioning ceremony. There are currently no WKU ROTC graduates scheduled to commission in Fall 2021.

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December 2, 2021

Global Graduate Gala

Global Graduate Gala

Thursday, December 2, 2021

5:00pm - 7:00pm CT

Location: Honors College and International Center (HCIC), 1st Floor

WKU Global will be hosting a Global Graduate Gala for students to enjoy appetizers, pick up global graduate pins, and take photos.

December 8, 2021

Walk-in Graduate Recognition - WKU in Elizabethtown

Walk-in Graduate Recognition at WKU in Elizabethown

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

9:00am - 4:00pm ET

Location: WKU in Elizabethtown

WKU in Elizabethtown will be hosting a Walk-in Graduate Recognition event for students to stop by with their families and friends to celebrate, take photos, and pick up graduation stoles. 

December 9, 2021

Walk-in Graduate Recognition - WKU in Glasgow

Walk-in Graduate Recognition at WKU in Glasgow

Thursday, December 9, 2021

9:00am - 4:00pm CT

Location: WKU in Glasgow

WKU in Glasgow will be hosting a Walk-in Graduate Recognition event for students to stop by with their families and friends to celebrate, take photos, and pick up graduation stoles. 

December 11, 2021

Gordon Ford College of Business Brunch

Gordon Ford College of Business Brunch

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Post Recognition Ceremony until 11:30am

Location: DSU 1037

Graduates, family and friends along with faculty and staff are invited to brunch after the ceremony. RSVP here.

December 11, 2021

Doctor of Psychology in Applied Psychology Hooding Ceremony

Doctor of Psychology in Applied Psychology Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, December 11, 2021

2:00pm CT

Location: Gary Ransdell Hall 2064

Family and members of the WKU campus are invited to celebrate with the graduates.

 

 


 

Additional Special Celebrations

 

Western Kentucky University departments can send more information about their special celebrations to webservices@wku.edu. Events will be added to this page leading up to Commencement.

 



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 Last Modified 12/2/21