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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

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

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About WKU

Located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green, the WKU campus is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. The portion of the campus known as College Heights commands an impressive view of the Barren River Valley and is a distinctive landmark of the city. There are 66 major buildings on the approximately 200 acre main campus, with another 785 acres on the University Farm. See photos of the WKU campus on Flickr.

Vision

WKU: A leading American university with international reach.

Defining Character

Western Kentucky University shall be the university of choice for students and faculty who are dedicated to academic excellence. True to the Western Spirit, the University offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging environment which is responsive to the intellectual, social, and cultural needs of a diverse learning community. Western’s success is reflected in the success of its alumni, who are known for their leadership, adaptability, and commitment to Western.

Learn more about WKU’s rich history by visiting the History & Traditions website.

Mission

Western Kentucky University prepares students to be productive, engaged leaders in a global society. It provides service and lifelong learning opportunities for its constituents. WKU is responsible for stewarding a high quality of life throughout its region.

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