Western Kentucky University

WKU Office of Admissions: Spring Preview Day


Note: Spring Preview is still on schedule for Sat. Jan. 26th beginning at 8:00am CST. Louisville transportation is still be provided. Nashville and Lexington transportation has been cancelled.
Should classes at the Bowling Green campus be canceled on the 26th, then Preview will also be canceled. An alert should appear above listing cancellations, or you can verify by checking the main page www.wku.edu.


Registration for Spring Preview Day will begin at 8:00 a.m. Central Time in Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium Lobby. Opening Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. Central Time in the Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium.

We encourage you to R.S.V.P before the event. See the form below.

High School Seniors will be able to participate in on-site admission at WKU on this day by applying for admission online (www.wku.edu/apply) in advance OR applying while at the Preview Day event. We recommend that you apply online before coming to Spring Preview Day, as this will significantly decrease your wait time. Students may receive a same-day decision if they bring along the following items:

  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores
Please find below a tentative schedule of the day's events:
8:00 am – 9:00 am

(Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium Lobby)

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony
(Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium)

9:40 am - 10:20 am
Session 1

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion: Parent Session
(Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium)

Academic Success: Student Session
(DUC Auditorium)

9:40 am to 10:20 am
Session 1

Tour 1
(Departing Location: Mass Media and Technology Hall)

10:30 am – 11:20 am
Session 2

Financial Aid
(DUC Auditorium)

10:30 am – 11:20 am
Session 2

Tour 2
(Departing Location: Mass Media and Technology Hall)

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

(Topper Café)

12:30 pm - 1:20pm
Session 3

Mock Classroom
(Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium)

Housing & Residence Life
(DUC Auditorium)

1:30 pm - 2:20pm

Academic Advising: Parents Session
(Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium)

Admissions Information Session: Student Session
(DUC Auditorium)

2:30 pm - 3:30pm

Academic Expo
(Preston Center)

2:30 pm - 3:30pm

Tour 3
(Departing Location: Preston Center)


Parking for Focus on WKU guests is available at the Chestnut Street Lot. Parking will also be available at Parking Structure 1 (PS1), but will require a permit. You may download the permit here.

  • Parking for Spring Preview Day guests is complimentary; however, you must only park in the designated area (Chestnut Street Lot or PS1 with a permit) as all other parking locations will be subject to normal campus parking enforcement.

Parking For Buses:

For groups bringing buses to campus for Spring Preview Day, parking is available in the Service and Supply Lot. (map it) (download parking map)

Note to ALL Louisville Bus Riders

Louisville Bus pick up location will be at Central High School located at 1130 W. Chestnut St Louisville KY 40203. The bus will depart at 7:30 am EST.


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.


The time to R.S.V.P. has expired, however, you are still welcome to attend Preview Day as a walk-in.

 Last Modified 9/10/13