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Spring Commencement Schedule

Spring Commencement Schedule



Topper Walk

Topper Walk


Western Kentucky University's Commencement Ceremony begins as all graduates join together representing their colleges to take their final walk down College Heights Blvd. before the conferring of their degrees.

Students will receive their red towels to wave as they Topper Walk from the Kentucky Museum into L.T. Smith Stadium. Family and friends can watch the procession down the hill, then they will find their seats also in the family and friends sections of L.T. Smith Stadium.

Commencement will begin immediately following the seating of students into L.T. Smith Stadium.


Commencement Ceremony

Immediately following the Topper Walk.

Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium (rain or shine)

Western Kentucky University's Commencement Ceremony will begin once students have been seated in L.T. Smith Stadium from the inaugural Topper Walk. During the Commencement Ceremony, each college will acknowledge their graduates, and President Timothy C. Caboni will present the graduates to the Board of Regents for the conferral of degrees. 

Guthrie Bell Tower - South Lawn

Big Red Bash

Immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.

WKU South Lawn

The Big Red Bash will feature live music, entertainment, food vendors, and celebrations within the tents of each college. Stay a little while and enjoy the fireworks!





College Recognition Ceremonies

 Each of WKU's colleges will host a special recognition ceremony to celebrate their graduates. 

Gordon Ford College of Business
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
College of Health and Human Services



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 Last Modified 4/20/20