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 WKU M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

Welcome to Western Kentucky University! M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students and is designed to help you smoothly transition to your new life as a Hilltopper. 


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Tuesday, August 13 - Saturday, August 17


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*M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan officially kicks off on Tuesday, August 13th, 2024. Move-in options begin earlier.

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Why is Attending M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Important?
Data shows that M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan helps students stay in school and graduate on time.

First to second year persistence of students increases by 7.1% and the on-time graduation rate goes up by 10.1% for students who participate in M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan.






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Shayna Garrett
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2022 Participant

M.A.S.T.E.R plan was the perfect way to help me get acclimated to my life here on the hill! I learned so much about our campus resources and the social sessions made it fun and easy to connect with other students! I made some of my best friends during M.A.S.T.E.R Plan week and I will always be grateful for the experience I had and the memories I made. I would recommend M.A.S.T.E.R plan to any incoming freshman at WKU!

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Josie Olvera Lira
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2023 Participant

My M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan experience was something that I have never experienced before and am grateful that it happened. I got to meet so many new people that became my best friends throughout the year. The small floor meetings we would have were helpful because we got to see where our classes were and I got closer with the girls on my floor. Master plan is a chance all incoming freshman get that allows you to have fun, make many new friends and prepare you for your future on campus. I am thankful that I got to experience this and would definitely go back if I had the chance. 

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Alyssa Fisk
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2022 Participant

M.A.S.T.E.R Plan was a great experience that helped me transition into college life. I was able to learn about campus and available resources I have as well as connecting to other students during this time. During M.A.S.T.E.R Plan I got closer with those on my floor in the dorm and was able to find my group of friends that I will forever be thankful for. I loved my experience with M.A.S.T.E.R Plan and would recommend it to anyone coming to WKU!


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Gloria Matta
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2023 Participant

I have benefited so much from M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan! The experience helped me feel a lot more comfortable about starting this new chapter of my life. I got to meet so many people that I am thankful to call my friends and be more aware of campus as well. I made some amazing memories and truly learned a lot from my experience; it made me feel more prepared to start college!

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Chelsea Cottrell
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2023 Participant

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan was transformative for me. It introduced me to new friends and provided a comprehensive introduction to WKU's campus and student life. Thanks to M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, I've branched out in ways I never thought possible, enriching my college experience immensely. It truly laid the foundation for a successful and fulfilling journey at WKU.

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Addy Dunn
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2023 Participant
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan allowed me to get to know both campus and the new people around me. Through engaging and interesting activities, I cultivated my first college friendships, learned how to set myself up for academic success, and gained confidence and enthusiasm about this new and exciting time in my life!



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