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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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

Knicely Conference Center


Please let us know if you have any special needs or concerns and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

The Conference Center strictly prohibits groups entering the building with alcoholic beverages. A complete beverage service including a variety of alcoholic beverages is available.
Groups canceling less than six weeks prior to the scheduled event will be assessed a 25% fee. Groups canceling less than four weeks prior to the scheduled event will be assessed a 50% fee. Groups canceling less than two weeks prior to the scheduled event will be charged the total fee including any scheduled catering needs.
Computer Lab
Room fee includes the use of 24 personal computers, one instructor computer, one laser printer, and two monitors. A lab set up fee of $75 per hour will apply if additional software must be installed. All software must be approved and installed by the Conference Center staff.
Deposit for Weddings
A deposit is required to confirm the date of the wedding event - this equals to the room rental price. We also require payment in full for the event three days prior to the event.
Dining Rooms
The Conference Center will provide dining rooms when available. To ensure availability, a dining room can be reserved with a $50 fee.
The Conference Center strictly prohibits carrying or using guns on the premise.
Food and Beverages
The Knicely Conference Center is proud of our food and beverage offerings. In order to assure quality at our facility, we require that you use the Conference Center’s food provider. Menus must be confirmed no later than 10 business days prior to the event. All menu changes must be made 72 hours prior to the event. Confirmation concerning numbers for meals must be made prior to 72 hours of the event to assure proper quantities are available. All food and beverages are subject to a set up fee of 20% of the food and beverage charges. Meals and receptions, which are not in conjunction with a scheduled meeting, will be charged the hourly room rental.
Western Kentucky University reserves the right to move groups based on size of group and availability of rooms.
Tobacco Products
The Knicely Conference Center is a tobacco–free facility. A covered smoking area is provided outside the Center.
A down link fee of $25 per event will be assessed for teleconferences in addition to the applicable room rental fee.
All food and beverage needs as well as audio/visual needs are required to be provided through the Conference Center and it’s vendors. Any violation of this policy can result in penalties and ultimately refusal of services.
Do not tape or tack anything to the walls, ceilings or floor without the permission of the conference center staff. Flip charts and other audio/visual items are available.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14