Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University


Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.



Who Will Be My Advisor?

All degree-seeking students at WKU are assigned an advisor. Your advisor will be someone from your area of study. For students who have declared their major, it will be a faculty or professional staff advisor within the college or department you have declared. Students have the option of being Exporatory within a college at WKU. If this is the case, the student will be assigned an advisor within that college. If you are Exploratory with no area of emphasis, you will be assigned a professional staff advisor within the Academic Advising & Retention Center.

Will the Person I Meet With During Orientation Be My Advisor for All My Years at WKU?

It is possible but more than likely the answer is no. Your advisor during orientation may not be your academic advisor when you enter WKU. With thousands of students and multiple orientations scheduled each year, faculty and professional staff advisors participate in certain ATP sessions. This means you may end up with another advisor as your permenant advisor.

How Often Am I Required to meet with an Advisor?

WKU Students will meet with an advisor twice an academic year (once in the fall and once in the spring) until they have reached 90 hours and have an application for graduation on file in the Office of the Registrar. During these meetings you should be prepared to talk about course selection, career direction, study abroad, internships, and anything else you think is important when it comes to your success at WKU.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/25/14