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Reserve your TOP date!


As WKU continues to take steps to protect all members of our community—including future Hilltoppers like you— we have made the decision to offer two options for TOP this Fall. To complete orientation, you can choose to attend an in-person, on-campus TOP or attend a virtual TOP.

If one of the below TOP dates does not show up on the registration form, it is because the date has reached capacity and is no longer accepting registrations. 

 

Fall 2021 TOP Dates

Please use the links below to find out which academic college your major is in.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

College of Health & Human Services

Gordon Ford College of Business

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Potter College of Arts & Letters

 

DATE FORMAT COLLEGE/STUDENTS SERVED
Saturday, April 17, 2021 Virtual Mahurin Honors College

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Registration Closed/Capacity Reached

In-person- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached Ogden College of Science and Engineering, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Gordon Ford College of Business- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached
Friday, May 14, 2021- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached In-person- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached College of Health & Human Services, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Exploratory- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached
Tuesday, May 25, 2021- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached Virtual-Registration Closed/Capacity Reached All Majors- Registration Closed/Capacity Reached
Thursday, June 3, 2021 In-person-  Ogden College of Science and Engineering, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Gordon Ford College of Business
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Virtual All Majors
Saturday, June 12, 2021 In-person College of Health & Human Services, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Exploratory
Thursday, June 17, 2021 In-person

Ogden College of Science and Engineering, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Gordon Ford College of Business

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 In-person College of Health & Human Services, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Exploratory
Saturday, June 26, 2021 In-person Ogden College of Science and Engineering, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Gordon Ford College of Business
Monday, June 28, 2021 Virtual All Majors
Thursday, July 8, 2021 In-person College of Health & Human Services, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Exploratory
Saturday, July 10, 2021 In-person Summer Scholars Program Students
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Virtual All Majors
Thursday, July 22, 2021 In-person Ogden College of Science and Engineering, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Gordon Ford College of Business
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Virtual All Majors
Thursday, August 5, 2021 In-person College of Health & Human Services, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Exploratory
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Virtual All Majors
Thursday, August 19, 2021 In-person All Majors

 

How to reserve your Fall 2021 TOP date

Reservations for TOP are done so through WKU's student portal - TopNet. Follow the instructions below to reserve your TOP date.

  1. Go to TopNet
  2. Enter your WKU ID (begins with 8) and PIN (last 6 digits of your SSN the first time you log in).
  3. After logging in, click "Continue" at the bottom of the bulletin board.
    • You must certify your emergency contact information the first time you log on to TopNet. You will not be able to advance past this screen until that is complete.
    • After verifying your information, you will advance to the Main Menu.
  4. Under the TopNet Main Menu, select 'Topper Orientation Program (TOP) Students
  5. Under the TOP Student Main Menu, select 'Freshman TOP Reservation (Main Campus)'
  6. Select 'Fall 2021' as your term
  7. Under the Topper Orientation Program Major Confirmation Form, confirm or change your major
    1. If you need to change your major, please do not proceed with TOP registration until after your major change is processed
  8. Under the Topper Orientation Program Format Form, select if you want to attend TOP virtually or in-person
  9. Complete the Freshman TOP Reservation Form
    1. A complete list of TOP dates will show up on the form
    2. Available dates are based on your major (if capacity has been reached for a date, it will not be available for selection)
  10. Complete the registration form and enter your payment to reach the confirmation screen.

* All TOP fees are non-refundable.

 

Reserve your TOP date

 

In-Person TOP Details

  • Make your reservation for TOP at least 4 business days before your intended date.
  • Dates often fill to capacity so register as soon as possible.
  • The non-refundable fee for in-person, on-campus TOP, is $50 per student, this includes:
    • Meals for the day
    • Parking
    • Programming, and more
    • * All TOP fees are non-refundable.
  • Students attending an in-person TOP date are only permitted to bring one (1) guest. The cost to bring one (1) guest is $25 and can be added during TOP registration.
  • Please have your credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover) available when accessing the TOP reservations form.
  • You must participate throughout the entire TOP day to register for classes so make arrangements to stay until 4:30 p.m. 

 

Virtual TOP Details

  • The non-refundable fee for virtual/online TOP, is $50 per student.
  • Students attending a virtual TOP are permitted unlimited guests at no additional fee.  
    • * All TOP fees are non-refundable.
  • Please have your credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover) available when accessing the TOP reservations form.
  • After you have completed the registration process listed above, you will receive an invitation to register for your TOP Live Zoom session. Plan to pre-register for your TOP Live session as soon as you receive this email. Please do not wait until the day of your TOP Live session to register on Zoom
  • Once you have completed your TOP Live Zoom registration, please allow up to two (2) business days to receive a confirmation email
  • The day prior to your TOP taking place you will receive an additional reminder email with the link to access your TOP Live session
  • The day of your TOP Live, please join your session at least 15 minutes prior to your session beginning
    • All TOP Live sessions occur in CST
  • Family members are welcome to attend TOP Live with their student, however the student should be the primary participant in the TOP Live program and discussion. 
  • The day of your TOP Live we have limited availability to troubleshoot via email or phone

 

Important things to know before reserving your on-campus TOP date

  • Students planning to register for regional campus classes are not required to attend the TOP on main campus in Bowling Green.  To register for an orientation or advising session at a regional campus, please contact the appropriate campus center for instructions. Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox270-706-8870Glasgow270-861-6900Owensboro270-684-9797
  • Transfer students with 24 or more hours transferring from another accredited post-secondary institution who have received their articulation report from the Transfer Center are required to complete TOP Online. For more info, contact us at 270-745-2178 or email transfer@wku.edu.

* All TOP fees are non-refundable.

 

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 Last Modified 5/12/21