Our daily social events provide plenty of opportunities to meet new friends, have fun, and make some unforgettable memories!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.