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Directions and Parking


Welcome families and guests to the Western Kentucky University.  The directions and parking information on this page is customized for the ceremonies in which you plan to attend. In addition, the #KnowParking videos for the May 5 Commencement and the May 6 College Recognition Ceremonies give detailed instructions for those who view it. Western Kentucky University uses the same address for the entire campus. Guests using a GPS to get to WKU, can input 330 University Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101, which should take you to Parking Structure 2 beside E.A. Diddle Arena. 

 


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Graduates, guests, and disability parking for May 5 only
  • Graduates are encouraged to park on the north end of campus in Parking Structure 1, the Adams Street Lot, Kentucky Street Lot and the Alumni Square Garage.
  • Parents and guests are encouraged to park in Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2. Additional parking is available within walking distance in the Creason Lot and Parking Structure 3.
  • Disability parking is available in Diddle North Lot and Parking Structure 2.
  • Please note: For pedestrian safety, Avenue of Champions will be closed beginning at 6:20PM through the end of Big Red’s Bash.

 

Parking instructions may be different for College Recognition Ceremonies on May 6. Please view those instructions below. 

Download the Parking Map

 


 

College of Health and Human Services
8:00 am
E.A. Diddle Arena
College of Health & Human Services
  • Parking Recommendation: Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2 is available for general parking.
  • Complimentary park and ride service is available in Adams Street, Alumni Square Garage, Creason Lot and Parking Structure 3. All buses are ADA accessible.
  • Disability parking is available Diddle North, Diddle South, Parking Structure 2 and Creason Lot.
  • Visit https://www.wku.edu/eventparking throughout the day of your event for live updates on parking availability.

Parking instructions may be different for other College Recognition Ceremonies on May 6 and the May 5 Commencement Ceremony. If needed, please view those instructions on this page. 

Download the May 6 parking map  

Watch the #KnowParking video

Potter College of Arts & Letters
10:30 am
E.A. Diddle Arena
Potter College of Arts & Letters
  • Parking Recommendation: Complimentary park and ride service is available in Adams Street, Alumni Square Garage, Creason Lot and Parking Structure 3. All buses are ADA accessible.
  • Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2 will be closed until the previous ceremony exiting traffic is complete.
  • Disability parking is available Diddle North, Diddle South and Creason Lot.
  • Visit https://www.wku.edu/eventparking throughout the day of your event for live updates on parking availability.

Parking instructions may be different for other College Recognition Ceremonies on May 6 and the May 5 Commencement Ceremony. If needed, please view those instructions on this page. 

Download the May 6 parking map    

Watch the #KnowParking video

Ogden College of Science and Engineering
1:00 pm
E.A. Diddle Arena
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
  • Parking Recommendation: Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2 is available for general parking.
  • Complimentary park and ride service is available in Adams Street, Alumni Square Garage, Creason Lot and Parking Structure 3. All buses are ADA accessible.
  • Disability parking is available Diddle North, Diddle South, Parking Structure 2 and Creason Lot.
  • Visit https://www.wku.edu/eventparking throughout the day of your event for live updates on parking availability.

Parking instructions may be different for other College Recognition Ceremonies on May 6 and the May 5 Commencement Ceremony. If needed, please view those instructions on this page. 

Download the May 6 parking map              

Watch the #KnowParking video

 

 

 

 

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
3:30 pm
E.A. Diddle Arena
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • Parking Recommendation: Complimentary park and ride service is available in Adams Street, Alumni Square Garage, Creason Lot and Parking Structure 3. All buses are ADA accessible.
  • Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2 will be closed until the previous ceremony exiting traffic is complete.
  • Disability parking is available Diddle North, Diddle South and Creason Lot.
  • Visit https://www.wku.edu/eventparking throughout the day of your event for live updates on parking availability.

Parking instructions may be different for other College Recognition Ceremonies on May 6 and the May 5 Commencement Ceremony. If needed, please view those instructions on this page. 

Download the May 6 parking map              

Watch the #KnowParking video

Gordon Ford College of Business
6:00 pm
E.A. Diddle Arena
Gordon Ford College of Business
  • Parking Recommendation: Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2 is available for general parking.
  • Complimentary park and ride service is available in Adams Street, Alumni Square Garage, Creason Lot and Parking Structure 3. All buses are ADA accessible.
  • Disability parking is available Diddle North, Diddle South, Parking Structure 2 and Creason Lot.
  • Visit https://www.wku.edu/eventparking throughout the day of your event for live updates on parking availability.

Parking instructions may be different for other College Recognition Ceremonies on May 6 and the May 5 Commencement Ceremony. If needed, please view those instructions on this page. 

Download the May 6 parking map              

Watch the #KnowParking video

Directions
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Visit https://www.wku.edu/eventparking throughout the day of your event for live updates on parking availability.

 

 

 


Guests using a GPS to get to WKU, can input 330 University Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101, which should take you to Parking Structure 2 beside E.A. Diddle Arena. 

 

 

DIRECTIONS FROM I-65 SOUTH (from Louisville)

  1. Take Exit 26 off Interstate 65.
  2. Turn right onto KY234 / Cemetery Road towards Bowling Green.
  3. Follow Cemetery Road straight onto Fairview Ave and E 6th Ave.
  4. Turn left onto Business 68 / 80 / Adams Street towards campus.  Stay in the left-hand lane.
  5. As you approach campus, park in the Adams Street Lot, Alumni Square Garage or Parking Structure 1.  Traffic control will send you north following the ceremonies.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING ON THE WILLIAM NATCHER PARKWAY (from Owensboro):

  1. Take Exit 7 off I - 165 / Natcher Parkway. 
  2. Turn left onto US 68 / 80 / Russellville Rd towards Bowling Green.
  3. Follow Russellville Rd to campus.  Park in Parking Structure 2, Parking Structure 3 or Creason Lot.  Following the ceremonies, traffic control will send you south to I-165.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM I65 NORTH (from Nashville):

  1. From I-65, take Exit 20A-B toward Owensboro/Scottsville.
  2. Take Exit 20B - Natcher Pkwy /I-165 N.
  3. From the Natcher Pkwy, take Exit 5 for US 31W / Nashville Rd.
  4. Turn right onto US 31W / Nashville Road towards Bowling Green.
  5. Follow Nashville Rd. around and left at the roundabout onto University Blvd. 
  6. Park in the Creason Lot, Parking Structure 3 or Parking Structure 2.  Traffic control will send you south following the ceremonies.

 


 

Additional detailed parking maps are available on the Parking and Transportation website.



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 Last Modified 4/28/22