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Commencement Celebration

Welcome to the WKU Alumni Family!

The WKU Alumni Association invites all graduates and their families
to stop by the Augenstein Alumni Center on
Commencement Saturday and tour your new alumni home!

Augenstein Alumni Center
Saturday, May 11, 2013
11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact the WKU Alumni Association at or 270-745-2688.

2013 Spring Commencement

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 2
WKU-Glasgow Graduand Ceremony 6:30 p.m. Glasgow Plaza Theatre
Thursday, May 9  
WKU-Owensboro Commencement Ceremony 6:00 p.m. RiverPark Center
Friday, May 10
Master of Social Work Program Ceremony 2:00 p.m. MMTH Auditorium 
Hilltopper Battalion Commissioning Ceremony 3:00 p.m. DUC Auditorium
Graduate Commencement Ceremony 5:00 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Dental Hygiene White Coat Ceremony and Reception 5:00 p.m. Knicely Conference Center
Outstanding Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony  7:00 p.m. Van Meter Auditorium
Saturday, May 11  
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
Potter College of Arts and Letters
University College
9:30 a.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
College of Health and Human Services
Gordon Ford College of Business
2:00 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
6:00 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Bachelor of Social Work Reception 12:00
Complex 213
Gatton Academy Commencement Ceremony 1:00 p.m. Van Meter Auditorium
Sunday, May 12
WKU-Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Ft.Knox Commencement Ceremony 3:00 p.m. John Hardin High School

Commencement Etiquette:

By tradition, the commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified event to honor the academic achievement of scholars. To help preserve the decorum of the event, it is requested that you exercise etiquette appropriate to the occasion. Respect your fellow graduates by holding your applause until all graduates have been recognized. As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, all graduates are requested to stay until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Graduation Announcements:
You may order graduation announcements during the Grad Fair or by visiting

Academic Attire:
Degree candidates who did not attend the Grad Fair may obtain their cap and gown from the WKU Store in Garrett Conference Center during normal business hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Saturday hours may vary. It is recommended you call the WKU Store in advance at 270-745-2466.

The cap and gown may be kept by the graduate as a memento of the occasion. Candidates should allow sufficient time to iron or steam-press their gown prior to the ceremony.

WKU’s traditional commencement exercises are designed to honor the significant academic accomplishments of our students.

Many members of the academic community, faculty, administration and staff give of their time and effort so that these exercises will be a stately and memorable experience. The pride WKU feels in its graduates is reflected in the beauty and pageantry of this significant event.

am i ready to walk?

Graduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2013 spring semester may participate in the Spring Commencement scheduled for Friday, May 10, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 270-745-2446.

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2013 spring semester or 2013 summer terms may participate in the Spring Commencement scheduled for Saturday, May 11, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:
Last name:
                   A-G    Dana Jones             270-745-5447
                   H-O    Judy Gerhardt         270-745-2803
                   P-Z     Marsha Wagoner   270-745-2406

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