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September 27-29, 2019

Parent & Family Weekend Schedule


 

Friday, September 27, 2019

All times are listed in Central Standard Time

 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kentucky Museum - Free Admission for Topper Parents & Families

Location: Kentucky Museum, 1444 Kentucky Street (across from CVS)

Parking: Museum visitor parking in Adams St. Lot across from the Museum

Details: The Museum is always free. Visit wku.edu/kentuckymuseum for more information about this event or exhibits.

No tickets or registration required for this event.

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PFW Registration Check In

Location: Downing Student Union, 2nd Floor

Details: Check-in at registration for your Parent & Family Weekend pre-ordered WKU Football game, Hilltopper Cookout, Farewell Brunch tickets, and merchandise.

NOTE:  PFW event tickets ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP at the Football Ticket Office or the Will-Call Window

7:30 PM

WKU Symphony - Fall Colors Concert

Location:  Van Meter Auditorium

 

Details: Dr. Brian St. John, Conductor

The WKU Symphony begins the 2019-2020 season with composers who are legendary for their unique gifts regarding the use of the orchestra. Three colorful pieces will be featured in this concert:  Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances Mvt. I Sibelius, Finlandia, Schubert, Unfinished Symphony

Tickets are required for this event.

Purchase tickets at https://wku.showare.com/

PFW Discount Code: Adult Tickets Only "pfwfc"

 

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

 All times are listed in Central Standard Time

 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

PFW Registration Check-In

Location: Downing Student Union, 2nd Floor

Details: Check-in at registration for your Parent & Family Weekend pre-ordered WKU Football game, Hilltopper Cookout, Farewell Brunch tickets, and merchandise.

NOTE:  PFW event tickets ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP at the Football Ticket Office or the Will-Call Window

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kentucky Museum's - 90’s Morning Party (Drop-in Event)

*serving coffee and donuts until we run out!

Note: The Museum will remain open until 4PM.

Location: Kentucky Building, 1444 Kentucky Street (across from CVS)

Parking: Museum visitor parking in Adams St. Lot across from the Museum

Details: Do you remember the 1990s? Join us for a flashback to WKU in the 90s! We will be listening to 90s tunes, playing trivia, looking at photos, and serving coffee and donuts. We invite Topper families to check out our new Facing the Freshmen Year: Essential Conversations exhibit, as well as many other exhibits. The Kentucky Museum is an excellent learning resource for the WKU community, and we welcome visiting families to experience what we have to offer.

No tickets or registration required for this event.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

African American Museum: Keepers of the Culture

Location: 1783 Chestnut Street, Bowling Green KY 42101

Parking:  TBA

Details:  Areas of Bowling Green, Kentucky were once hubs of African American heritage, hosting culturally vibrant and bright communities such as Shake Rag and Jonesville. The African American Museum was created in 2006 to preserve the rich black culture and contributions that blossomed in these communities.  Exhibits exploring historic African American schools feature artifacts such as senior’s letterman's jacket and newspaper clippings about the schools. Seamless incorporations of the accomplishments, contributions, and culture of African Americans in the early 20th century is what makes this museum worth the visit. Courtesy of the African American Museum website.

Pre-Registration requested for this event.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WKU Treasure Hunt

Location:  Downing Student Union, 2nd Floor Lobby

NOTE: All participants are required to register! Test your sleuthing skills to find the answers to our WKU historical Treasure Hunt clues. You’ll need to put on your thinking caps for this one. Come to our registration table located in the first-floor lobby of DSU on Saturday, Sept. 28. You must complete a registration form with your team name and members, receive your clues, a WKU map, and have your starting time recorded! The hunt is expected to last 1-2 hours.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PFW Photo Scavenger Hunt

Check-in and Finish Location:  Downing Student Union, 2nd Floor Lobby

NOTE:All participants are required to register! This is a fun journey around "The Hill."  You will stroll campus finding each landmark and documenting it with a photo or selfie!  Stop in at the registration table located on the 2nd-floor lobby of DSU on Saturday, Sept. 28. Pick up your contest sheet, load up WKU's Virtual Tour, and start "snapping"! The hunt is expected to last 1-2 hours.

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mahurin Honors College Parent & Family Weekend Brunch (Drop-In Event)

Location: Honors College/International Center Multipurpose Room

 

Details: Come and Go as you please for this event as we host the families of our Mahurin Honors College students. Brunch food will be served, along with outdoor games and raffles. Our Mahurin Honors College families will receive a registration link and must RSVP to attend this event.

RSVP  Required

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

WKU Student Publication Open House

Location: Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Building

Details: WKU Student Publications, home of the College Heights Herald and the Talisman, will host an open house. Parents and Families of the WKU student staff members are welcome to drop by to see where their students spend their time honing their skills.

No tickets or registration required for this event.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

WKU Alumni Association Tailgate & Celebrate

Location: Downing Student Union South Lawn

 

Details: Alumni Association Members—Join us on South Lawn for COMPLIMENTARY Tailgate & Celebrate! A reward for your commitment to WKU. It’s EASY! First come, first served! Cash bar available. No registration required

 

No registration required

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hilltopper Family Cookout

Location:  Downing Student Union South Lawn

Details: WKU invites you to join us for Cook-Out style food: Buns with Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken served with additional BBQ Sauce and Pickles on the side, Vegetarian Baked Beans, Bagged Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a drink.  It is recommended you purchase tickets in advance.

Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance for anyone attending, including WKU students.

Price: $10.00 Per Person (including WKU students)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band Presented by WKU Student Activities

Location: Downing Student Union South Lawn

Details: WKU Student Activities invites you to join them for the incredible sounds of the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band on the Downing Student Union South Lawn. The Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band has been performing for the Hilltopper Nation for the past 35 years.

6:00 PM

WKU vs UAB Football Game

Location: Houchens – L.T. Smith Stadium

Details: If you wish to pick up tickets at check-in, you MUST purchase then in advance. Tickets are required for anyone attending, including children ages 3 and up. Current WKU students are admitted FREE with their valid WKU ID –if you wish them to sit with you, request a ticket when registering online. The 2019 WKU Family of the Year will be honored at half-time.

Pick up your purchased tickets at check-in/registration either Friday or Saturday.

Game tickets purchased through PFW ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP at the Football Ticket Office or the Will-Call Window)

Price: $15.00 Per Person (Except WKU Students)

8:00 PM

Story Theatre

Location:  Russell H. Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center

Adapted for the stage by Paul Sills - From stories in the Grim Brothers' Collection and Aesop's

Fables Favorite old fairy tales and fables - with a contemporary twist. Fun for the whole family!  

Tickets are required for this event.

Adults $12.00 (WITH DISCOUNT) Students/Seniors (62+) $8.00 (WITH DISCOUNT)

PFW Discount Codes:  Adult -“pfwst” Student - “pfwsst” for students

   

Sunday, September 29, 2019

 All times are listed in Central Standard Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Family Farewell Brunch

Tickets:  $10.00 Per Person (Students may use Meal Plan)

Location:  Fresh Food Company, Downing Student Union

Details: Providing our guests with the highest quality foods prepared right before your eyes, The Fresh Food Company offers one of the most exciting dining experiences on campus. It features authentic upscale foods from ‘mini-restaurants.’ Our chefs are ready to serve you a changing menu of specialties

 

Questions:

Department of Student Activities

270-745-2459 or 270-745-5795

Questions? Email us!

 

 


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