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I’m Graduating! But What About My Friends?

By Betsy Pierce

     With all the changes and decisions that come with graduating, one of the most unsettling can be the inevitable transitions in friendships.  Realistically, some of the people who have been really important in your life will fade away with time and distance.  With others you may have sporadic contact.  With a very few, you may keep in touch regularly.  Even as you realize you will be moving on soon but not yet,  it is normal to have some sense of disconnection as you sit with a crowd of your friends and remember it won’t be this way much longer.  You may even feel yourself pulling away now.  That’s human, and you are preparing yourself emotionally.  And if you think this sounds sad, remember it is the normal, human way of things.  Maybe this is why we create memories.


Mission Statement

We believe that the university experience should be challenging, not overwhelming, and universities have a duty to support students as they are being challenged. To this end, the WKU Counseling and Testing Center is committed to promoting the academic mission of the university by providing a variety of psychological services to students that will augment recruitment, retention, and graduation by strengthening students’ capacity to tolerate distress, form healthy relationships, and seek healthy expressions of their ideals and values. The Counseling and Testing Center also advances the university’s mission by providing educational programming, training, and consultation to the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of WKU.


Hours of Operation

The Counseling and Testing Center is open from Monday – Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.

For emergency and after hours information, call 270-745-3159.

The Counseling and Testing Center is open throughout the calendar year and closed during holidays and other specified dates found in the  2013-2014 Academic Calendar.



Potter Hall, Room 409
1906 College Heights Blvd #11024
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Phone 270-745-3159
Fax 270-745-6976


IACS Accreditation

The WKU Counseling and Testing Center was accredited in 2009 through the International Association of Counseling Services. See current accreditation certificate here. IACS sets standards for college and university counseling centers and accredits centers through a comprehensive application process involving site visits and review of services, policy and procedure.

General questions about IACS can be found here.

IACS accreditation standards can be found here.



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