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September 28-29, 2018


WKU Parent & Family Weekend 2018 


WKU Hilltoppers
Marshall Thundering Herd
Kickoff  6:30 PM CST

Meet Us Here

Western Kentucky University's annual Parent & Family Weekend begins on Friday and continues with a full day of activities on Saturday. The highlight of the weekend takes place when the WKU Hilltoppers play the Marshall Thundering Herd in Smith Stadium. We hope you will meet us here. Get started by registering to attend. 

Schedule of Events

Parent & Family Weekend includes a series of events for the entire family beginning Friday with registration and the WKU Baseball alumni game. Some of Saturday's events include the Kentucky Museum, residence hall open house, Festival on the Green, open houses, brunches, and tailgating on South Lawn. 

Plan Your Trip

Bowling Green, KY offers several lodging opportunities and we have maps to get you right to us. The Plan Your Trip page provides information on local accomodations, directions, and parking.  


Family of the Year 


Parent & Family Weekend 2018 Video Preview


Western Kentucky University's Parent & Family Weekend has become a wonderful event for our current students, parents, and their families.  It is also when WKU recognizes the student nominated "WKU FAMILY OF THE YEAR".  There are many events to choose from, and we hope to see you there! 


Learn More


For the convenience of our parents and families, online registration is available.  

Register for PFW



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 Parent & Family weekend


Get ready for WKU Football

Purchasing your event tickets ahead of time will ensure a quick check-in where tickets and other information can be picked up either Friday evening, September 28th, or Saturday, September 29th.  PFW check in will be located on the 1st floor of the Downing Student Union, (tickets purchased through PFW Registration will not be available for pick up at the Football Ticket Office or the Will-Call Window at Diddle Arena).  

NOTE: online registration will close at 4 PM CST on Thursday, September 27, 2018. After close of online registration, tickets may be purchased through the WKU Ticket Office. These ticket purchases will need to be picked up at the ticket office or will call window.


Join us on The Hill


Bring your tailgating items and get ready to show your Hilltopper Spirit!  We look forward to seeing WKU students, parents, and family members on Saturday, September 29th as the WKU Hilltoppers host the Marshall Thundering Herd!



For more information about Parent Family Weekend, contact: Mindy R. Johnson, mindy.johnson@wku.edu   






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