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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert


Commencement Celebration

2015 Spring Commencement

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 7
Glasgow Graduand  6:30 p.m. Glasgow Plaza Theatre
Friday, May 15
ROTC Commissioning   3:00 p.m. DSU Auditorium
Graduate Commencement Ceremony  5:00 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Outstanding Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony   7:00 p.m. Van Meter Hall
Saturday, May 16 
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
Gordon Ford College of Business
College of Health and Human Services
 9:30 a.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
 2:00 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Potter College of Arts and Letters
University College
 6:00 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Monday, May 18    
WKU Owensboro Commencement Ceremony  6:30 p.m. RiverPark Center
WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Commencement Ceremony   6:30 p.m. Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center

Commencement Etiquette:

By tradition, the commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified event to honor the academic achievement of scholars. To help preserve the decorum of the event, it is requested that you exercise etiquette appropriate to the occasion. Respect your fellow graduates by holding your applause until all graduates have been recognized. As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, all graduates are requested to stay until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Graduation Announcements:
You may order graduation announcements during the Grad Fair or by visiting

Academic Attire:
Degree candidates who did not attend the Grad Fair may obtain their cap and gown from the WKU Store in Downing Student Union during normal business hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Saturday hours may vary. It is recommended you call the WKU Store in advance at 270-745-2466.

The cap and gown may be kept by the graduate as a memento of the occasion. Candidates should allow sufficient time to iron or steam-press their gown prior to the ceremony.

WKU’s traditional commencement exercises are designed to honor the significant academic accomplishments of our students.

Many members of the academic community, faculty, administration and staff give of their time and effort so that these exercises will be a stately and memorable experience. The pride WKU feels in its graduates is reflected in the beauty and pageantry of this significant event.

am i ready to walk?

Graduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2015 spring semester or 2015 summer terms may participate in the Spring Commencement scheduled for Friday, May 15, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate School at 270-745-2446.

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2015 spring semester or 2015 summer terms may participate in the Spring Commencement scheduled for Saturday, May 16, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:

Last Name:    
A-H Dana Jones 270-745-5447
I-L Beth Haselhoff 270-745-2803
M-Z Marsha Wagoner 270-745-2406

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