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M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Schedule

Schedule of Events


All participants will receive a personalized, detailed schedule, which outlines all events, times, and locations through the iWKU appDownload the app now to be prepared.

 

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Students will be assigned to a small group that will attend Cluster Blocks and various events together. Event details will vary by group (time, location).

 

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Social events are optional but highly encouraged to help you meet other students and get involved!

 

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M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2022

Tuesday, August 16 - Saturday, August 20

 


Residence Hall Move In

 8 AM - 8 PM 

Welcome home! Be sure to check your move-in timeslot on the WKU Housing Portal and pick up your key at Parking Structure 3. Once your belongings are in your room and your vehicle is moved to a permiter parking lot, you can get unpacked, settle in, and get ready to meet new people and learn what it means to be a Hilltopper!

WKU Housing Portal (my.wku.edu

WKU Move In Guide

Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center Open

7-8 PM | Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center

The Preston Center is a 140,000 sq ft facility dedicated to serving all the fitness and recreational needs of the WKU Community.  Take a break from your residence hall move in and see what the Preston Center has to offer! 

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Outdoor Movie: Encanto (SOCIAL)

 9-11 PM |  First Year Village Lawn

Grab a blanket and join us on the Freshman Village Lawn for Encanto!

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. 

PG-13, 1 hr 49 min - Drinks and popcorn provided. 

Rain Location: DSU Auditorium

 


 

Residence Hall Move In

 8 AM - 4:30 PM 

Welcome home! Be sure to check your move-in timeslot on the WKU Housing Portal and pick up your key at Parking Structure 3. Once your belongings are in your room and your vehicle is moved to a perimeter parking lot, you can get unpacked, settle in, and get ready to meet new people and learn what it means to be a Hilltopper!

WKU Housing Portal (my.wku.edu

WKU Move In Guide

 

Pro-Tip: Eat a snack before your first cluster block session at 6 PM! Your next opportunity to eat will be at the Late Night Breakfast at 10:30 PM.  

I am F1RST Welcome Reception (SOCIAL)

4:30 - 6 PM | DSU Nite Class | First Generation Students Invited to Attend

WKU is proud to welcome hundreds of first-generation college students to WKU! Meet fellow First Gen M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan students, First Gen alumni, and WKU staff who are ready to support you on your college journey. 

Dinner provided.

WKU defines first generation as “neither parent graduated from a traditional four-year college. Contrary to popular opinion, it does not mean that you are the first one in your family to attend college. In addition, a student is considered "first generation" if his/her parents graduated with an associate's degree (two-year degree), attended college but failed to graduate or had a sibling graduate with a bachelor's degree.  

Welcome to M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan! Cluster Block #1/Residence Hall Floor Meetings

 6 - 7:30 PM 

 On-Campus Residents - Meet on your residence hall floor

Commuter Students - Meet in DSU, Room TBD

Kick off MASTER Plan activities with your residence hall peers! You'll also get some MASTER Plan swag to prep for the evening activities. 

WKU M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Kickoff

 7:30 PM |  First Year Village Lawn

Join President Caboni, Dean of Student Martha Sales, Provost Bud Fischer, and the College Deans as WKU officially welcomes the Class of 2026 to the Hill!

View WKU Class Photos

Topper Walk

 8 PM |  First Year Village Lawn  Houchens-Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

Begin with the end in mind! The ceremonial walk to WKU’s Commencement is known as "Topper Walk." M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan students will start their Hilltopper Journey with the same tradition. 

Class Photo & Playfair

 8:30-10:30 PM |  Houchens-Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

It's your official Class of 2026 photo! Afterward, you'll get to meet other Hilltoppers during Playfair, the ultimate icebreaker! 

View WKU Class Photos

Late Night Breakfast (SOCIAL)

 10:30 PM - Midnight |  Fresh Food Company

It's been a long day...you’re probably hungry! Swing by the Fresh Food Company in Downing Student Union and grab some breakfast with new friends!

A M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan meal swipe will be used for entry, so have your WKU ID card ready! 

 


 

Cluster Block #2

 9-11 AM | Check iWKU App for Location

Get to know yourself, your peers, and WKU. In this session, you’ll talk about why you chose WKU and learn about yourself and the people around you. You’ll also spend time learning about how to keep yourself and others safe on campus, as well as how to set goals and manage stress.

Rotations: Lunch / Ask the Expert / Campus Tour

11 AM - 2 PM| Check iWKU App for Details & Locations

During this time, you’ll eat lunch, take a campus tour with your small group, and learn how to avoid the freshman mistakes from a panel of student experts. Check your iWKU app to know where you start your rotation. 

Small Group Discussion

 2-3 PM | Check iWKU App for Location

Recap the morning’s discussion, ask questions, and spend some more time getting to know your neighbors and classmates.

WK&U Involvement Fair

 3-6 PM | Preston Health & Activities Center

There is a place for everyone at WKU!  Stop by the WK&U Involvement Fair to learn about the many organizations you have the opportunity to join. 

Presented by WKU Student Activities

Dinner Break

 6-8 PM

View WKU Restaurant Group Options

The Amazing Big Red Race (SOCIAL)

5-6 PM | Meet at Centennial Mall

In the end, just like the TV show, only one team will be left standing. We'll team you up with other Hilltoppers, and  to win, teams will travel the Hill using clues, teamwork, cracker crumbs, and a little bit of luck. The first team to arrive at the final destination will be receive a prize! 

In Living Color Community Bash (SOCIAL)

6-8 PM | First Year Village Lawn

Come and meet students like you - get to know allies, meet members of the Bowling Green community, and learn about resources on WKU’s campus for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Food, games, and music provided. 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC)

Create-A-Creature (SOCIAL)

7-8 PM | Centennial Mall

It's another opportunity to MAKE A FRIEND at M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan!

Make a stuffed animal to help you remember this week! Lots of different animals to choose from! Limited quantities available. First-come, first-served.

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan's Got Talent (SOCIAL)

7:30-8:30 PM | DSU Auditorium

Are you a karaoke rockstar? Are you a wanna-be comedian? Do you have tricks? Whatever your talent or dream, bring it to the DSU stage and perform for the crowd. Get on stage or hang out in the audience but get ready to be entertained!

GLOW Zone Party (SOCIAL)

8:30-10:00 PM | DSU South Lawn

It’s a dance party with paint! Wear clothes that can get messy and come dance on South Lawn!

BINGO! (SOCIAL)

9:30-10:30 PM | DSU Auditorium

We’re slowing this party down!  Come play a nice, relaxing game - or two - or three - of old school bingo. Kick back and relax and hope to have the lucky board because these prizes are GOOD. 

 


Yoga

7-8 AM | DSU South Lawn

Start your day with a yoga class that will leave your muscles lengthened, refreshed, and energized! 

Hosted by WKU Campus Recreation & Wellness

Cluster Block #3

9-11 AM | Check iWKU App for Location

Get to know yourself, your peers, and WKU. In this session, we’ll discuss how you as a Hilltopper interact with others in the WKU Community. 

Rotations: Lunch / Part-Time Job Fair / WKU Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

11 AM - 2 PM | Check iWKU App for Location

Today’s rotation includes lunch and an opportunity to learn about employment opportunities. Plus, learn how the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement supports your WKU Experience. Check your iWKU app to know where you start your rotation.

Small Group Discussion

2-3 PM | Check iWKU App for Location

Recap the morning’s discussion, ask questions, and spend some more time getting to know your neighbors.

Living Learning Communities Social

3-4 PM | First Year Village Lawn | Living Learning Community Participants

You’ve met fellow students in your Living and Learning Community.  Now, visit with the hundreds of other students, faculty, and staff participating in WKU’s 20 Living Learning Communities. 

WKU Store Open House and Big Red Backpack Pick Up

3-6 PM | WKU Store, DSU Ground Floor 

The WKU Store is open and ready to serve you! Check out what all the WKU Store has to offer. 

If you have reserved your books, this time is set aside for you to pick up and be ready for the first day of classes. 

WKU StoreBig Red Backpack Program

Dinner Break

5-8 PM 

View WKU Restaurant Group

LGBTQIA+ Social

7-9 PM | Zacharias/Meredith Hall Lawn

Join us for an LGBTQIA+ social to meet new people and create new connections! All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Sponsored by the Queer Student Union, Topper Pride Alumni, and the WKU Pride Center

Campus Ministries Lawn Party (SOCIAL)

7:30-9:30 PM | DSU South Lawn

Do you want to be part of a community where you can grow in your faith? Come meet our Campus Ministries at the Lawn Party. Enjoy food, music, lawn games and getting to know each other!

Sponsored by Student Activities-Campus Ministries

Dodgeball (SOCIAL)

8-9 PM | Preston Center Blue Courts

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge! Bring back your elementary school skills with a fun game of dodgeball with new WKU friends. 

Outdoor Movie - Spiderman: No Way Home (SOCIAL)

9-11:30 PM | First Year Village Lawn 

Grab a blanket and join us on the First Year Village Lawn for Spiderman: No Way Home.

With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

PG-13, 2h 28min. Drinks and popcorn provided.

WKU Ghost Stories (SOCIAL)

9-11 PM | Van Meter Hall 

Are you ready for a frightening good time? Join campus ghost expert Dr. Tamela Smith for storytelling and to watch the episode of “Ghost Hunters” that was filmed on WKU's campus. Don’t forget your flashlight! 

 


 

Yoga

7-8 AM | DSU South Lawn

Start your day with a yoga class that will leave your muscles lengthened, refreshed, and energized! 

Hosted by WKU Campus Recreation & Wellness

 

Cluster Block #4

9-11 AM | Check iWKU App for Location 

Get to know yourself, your peers, and WKU. In this session, you’ll learn about what to expect in the classroom at WKU. You’ll also get to know your syllabi, different types of financial aid, and how to communicate with your faculty.

Rotations: Lunch / Parking & Transportation / WKU Dining

11 AM - 2 PM | Check iWKU App for Location 

You'll have a chance to eat lunch and attend a session to answer any last-minute parking or dining questions.  Check your iWKU app to know where you start your rotation.

College Kickoff Meetings

3-4 PM | Check iWKU App for Location 

Meet your college faculty, learn about resources your college offers, and get ready for classes to begin!

Topper Traditions

5-6 PM | Diddle Arena 

T-O-P-S TOPS TOPS TOPS! It’s time to Stand Up and Cheer!  Learn the fight song, how to wave the Red Towel, and meet your WKU Coaches and BIG RED!  

Topper Fest

6:30 PM - Dark | DSU South Lawn 

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan goes out with a BANG, literally! 

Food and entertainment provided, plus the evening concludes with a fireworks display at dark.  

The first 1,000 guests in attendance will receive a free Topper Fest t-shirt. 

Topper Fest is open to all members of the WKU Community.

 


 

Big Red's Blitz

9 AM - 2 PM | Check the iWKU App for Location

It's WKU's largest community service event! Volunteer your time at a local non-profit organization and connect with the Bowling Green community. 

What to Expect

 

 


 


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 Last Modified 7/28/22