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Check this website frequently for official WKU updates concerning COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As we prepare to return to the Hill this fall, we have shared our Big Red Restart Draft Plan. Please visit the link below to learn more and share your feedback on this draft plan.

Big Red Restart Draft Plan


WKU continues to monitor the situation and activate contingency plans to best protect members of the WKU family and the communities in which we live.

The following information is subject to change. Please continue to check this website for the most up-to-date information:

  • We have lifted financial holds to allow students to register for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Parking permits for 2020-2021 are on sale now. Due to precautions of the COVID19 pandemic, only online sales are offered at this time. Visit https://www.wku.edu/transportation for more information.
  • All in-person events are currently postponed, canceled, or virtualized. Visit www.wku.edu/commencement for information on tentative plans for in-person commencement celebrations.
  • For summer 2020, WKU will only offer online courses or those that include synchronous activities delivered with no personal contact, such as practicums, theses and dissertation hours.


To report contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or to report safety or distancing concerns, contact the WKU COVID-19 Response Team at 270-745-2019 or wkuemgm@wku.edu.


Registration for Fall 2020 is Open!

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have lifted financial holds from student accounts to allow students to register for the Fall 2020 semester. We understand that many students will need extensions to manage their finances. However, we do not want that challenge to hinder their ability to register.

Please view the fall registration schedule and contact your advisor as soon as possible to begin the registration process. More information about advising is available at www.wku.edu/advising.


Spring 2020 Grading Information

In light of the pandemic, for the spring 2020 semester, WKU will add a Pass/D/Fail option (PDF) for undergraduate and graduate students. Many universities have adjusted their grading policies because Covid19 has so dramatically disrupted the lives of students and faculty; economically challenged students face severe technology access issues; many faculty are shifting to an online modality for the first time in their careers; and significant uncertainty remains about the effects of the virus on the world, nation, higher education, students, staff, and faculty. We have reviewed our own policies, federal regulations, and principles of accreditation; and consulted accrediting bodies, deans, department heads, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, registrars, financial aid personnel, information systems programmers, and a variety of other constituencies to develop this plan. The approach allows us to maintain academic standards and meet accrediting requirements while also providing flexibility for students as they weather this difficult time. 

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WKU Restart Committees

Four Restart WKU Committees are developing recommendations for fall 2020 operations and will report to the COVID-19 Task Force. Once finalized, strategies for reopening will be communicated with the entire campus community.  

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Travel Disclosure Form

Have you travelled recently and possibly been exposed to COVID-19?

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Faculty Teaching Resources

Best practices, available tools, & support for teaching your classes online.

Teaching Remotely

Working Remotely

ITS guidelines, knowledge, and assistance when working from home.

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COVID-19 Task Force

The WKU COVID-19 Task Force will continue meeting daily, monitoring the health crisis as it evolves.

We will share updates and any further alterations to campus operations.

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Prevention & Symptoms


Travel Information


Prospective & Admitted Student Information


Emergency Student Assistance



The WKU Spirit - Responding to COVID-19 Video Preview



Preventing Bias

WKU will protect the rights of all students and employees. Adverse or hostile actions against any member of our campus community (student, staff, or faculty) based on assumptive risks will not be tolerated.

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Contact Information

For any questions or concerns please email us at covid19@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 5/28/20