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Information for our guests

Family and friends of WKU graduates are invited to attend Commencement activities. We invite you to review the full schedule for a comprehensive look at the weekend's activities. See below for information on where to stay, parking, accessibility, and more. 


Commencement weekend is very busy and often occur in tandem with other activities in the Bowling Green community. If overnight accommodations are necessary, it is recommended that reservations be made in advance. Local hotel information can be found on the Accommodations Page.


WKU is located in southcentral Kentucky, easily accessible from I-65 and I-165 (formerly the Natcher Parkway). Commencement parking for family and friends of graduates will be available in our parking structures. See directions to campus and parking information.


For each ceremony, graduates will be given four (4) tickets for their guests. These tickets will be distributed by text message using the cell phone number listed for the student in TopNet. We have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. More information is available on the Tickets Page.



Commencement is very well-attended, and those with mobility or health issues are encouraged to to arrive early. Disability accommodations may be made for parking and seating. Learn more.

Photography & Media

WKU provides offical commencement photography through GradImages. Ceremonies will also be made available to the public through local television, webcast, and social media. Learn more.

 If you have additional questions, please contact us via email or by calling (270) 745-3351.

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 Last Modified 4/6/21