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Focus on WKU is a program designed to show prospective students and their families first-hand what WKU has to offer. It is a one day open house event that offers a comprehensive look at our outstanding academic offerings, student services, activities and facilities. Sessions are offered on various topics to provide valuable information about life at WKU and an exciting expo allows students and their families the opportunity to personally connect with representatives from different departments of study, student services, housing and more.
Registration for all FOCUS on WKU guests will begin at 9:00 a.m. (CST) in Diddle Arena at entrance #2 (across from the Downing Student Union). The welcome and opening assembly will begin at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on the main floor of Diddle Arena.
We encourage you to R.S.V.P before the event. See the form below. (skip to the form)
High School Seniors will be able to participate in on-site admission at WKU on this day by applying for admission online in advance OR apply online while at the FOCUS on WKU event. Students may receive a same-day decision if they bring along the following items:
- $40 Application Fee
- Official High School Transcript
- ACT/SAT scores
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Registration|
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||Welcome and Opening Assembly|
|10:45 am - 11:15 am||
|11:20 am - 11:50 am||Lunch|
|12:00 pm - 12:30 pm||
|12:40 pm - 1:10 pm||
|1:15 pm - 2:15 pm||Academic Expo|
* Tours scheduled throughout the day.
** This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Parking for Focus on WKU guests is available at the Creason Lot.
Focus on WKU attendees will need to identify themselves as Focus guests at all area parking facilities, as there are multiple events on campus on this date that are required to pay for parking. Parking for FOCUS on WKU guests is complimentary.
For groups bringing buses to campus for FOCUS on WKU, parking is available in the Adams Street Lot. Loading and Unloading of buses will be on the north side of Diddle Arena. (download the bus map)
If you are traveling to WKU and need room accommodations, the Courtyard Bowling Green Convention Center has a special WKU rate just for you! The Courtyard Bowling Green Convention Center is conveniently located 4 miles from Western Kentucky University and within walking distance to great restaurants. The Courtyard offers a full breakfast buffet, an indoor pool, whirlpool and a fitness center. To make reservations, call 270-783-8569 and ask for the Focus on WKU Group Rate or book it online, and use the corporate promotional code: UY8.
We look forward to you being on the campus of Western Kentucky University for our Focus on WKU event. In the event you have questions before you arrive, please feel free to call us at 1-800-495-8463 or 270-745-2551.
Assistance for persons with disabilities or other special requirements is available. Please notify the Office of Admissions in advance if you require special accommodations during your visit to campus for the Focus/Preview Day event.