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September 18-20, 2020


WKU Parent & Family Weekend 2020 


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Western Kentucky University's annual Parent & Family Weekend begins on Friday, continues with a full day of activities on Saturday & ends with the NEW Future & Legacy Alumni Brunch on Sunday. One of the highlights of the weekend is the WKU Hilltoppers football game against the University of Alabama Birmingham. Registration and Tickets sales will open on August 3rd, 2020! 

Schedule of Events

Parent & Family Weekend includes a series of events for the entire family beginning Friday with registration and the WKU Baseball alumni game. Some of Saturday's events include the Kentucky Museum, residence hall open house, Festival on the Green, open houses, brunches, and tailgating on South Lawn. 

Plan Your Trip

Bowling Green, KY offers several lodging opportunities and we have maps to get you right to us. The Plan Your Trip page provides information on local accomodations, directions, and parking.  



 Family of the Year

 Congratulations to the family of WKU senior Stefani McCoy, a first-generation student from Elizabethtown, recognized as WKU’s 2018 Family of the Year.

President Timothy Caboni is pictured here with Stefani, her mother, Juanita McCoy; her father, Steve Tabor; her aunt, Anita Sonner; and her uncle, Ronnie Sonner.



Parent & Family Weekend 2018 Video Preview


Western Kentucky University's Parent and Family Weekend has become a wonderful event for our current students, parents, and their families.  It is also when WKU recognizes the student nominated "WKU FAMILY OF THE YEAR".  There are many events to choose from, and we hope to see you there! 


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Registration for Parent & Family Weekend 2019 is now closed. 


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Get ready for WKU Football

Purchasing your event tickets ahead of time will ensure a quick check-in where tickets and other information can be picked up either Friday evening, September 18th, or Saturday, September 19th.  PFW check in will be located on the 2nd floor of the Downing Student Union, (tickets purchased through PFW Registration will not be available for pick up at the Football Ticket Office or the Will-Call Window at Diddle Arena).  

NOTE: online registration will close at 4 PM CST on Thursday, September 17, 2020. After close of online registration, tickets may be purchased through the WKU Ticket Office. These ticket purchases will need to be picked up at the ticket office or will call window.


Join us on The Hill


Bring your tailgating items and get ready to show your Hilltopper Spirit!  We look forward to seeing WKU students, parents, and family members on Saturday, September 19th as the WKU Hilltoppers host the LU Flames!



For more information about Parent Family Weekend, contact: Mindy R. Johnson, mindy.johnson@wku.edu   






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