Gobble! Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!

ENEWS FROM WKU'S PARENT AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

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The Residence Halls will close on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at NOON

Thanksgiving break is right around the corner! The residence halls (with the exception of Barnes Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, North, East, South, and West Halls) will close for the Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, November 23rd at noon. The halls will re-open after the holiday on Sunday, November 27th at 10:00am.

Residence Hall Closedown
Students will not be permitted to stay in the residence halls (with the exception of Barnes Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, North, East, South, and West Halls) over the Thanksgiving break. The lobby key cores will be changed and no one will be allowed in the buildings after they close on Wednesday, November 23rd at noon. Students are not required to take home all of their belongings, just those items they will need during the break (remind your students to bring home any medications, plants, fish, electronics, computers, or homework they will need over the break). Your student will be responsible for preparing his/her room for the break.

How Should your Student Prepare His/Her Room for Closedown?
To prepare his/her room for the Thanksgiving break, your student will need to complete the following tasks for his/her side of the room before departing for the break:
  • Throw away all trash.
  • Wash all dishes.
  • Unplug everything except the refrigerator.
  • Set room temperature at halfway between blue and red with the fan speed on low.
  • Close and lock windows.
  • Turn off room lights
  • Lock the door.

Making the Most of the Break
Thanksgiving break is a great time--after mid-terms, before Finals Week--to touch base with your student about how he/she is doing academically and emotionally.

If your student seems concerned about his/her grades or overwhelmed with classes, encourage him/her to seek out the services provided by our various departments. There are dozens of academic and emotional support resources available to your student, a few include:
  • The Academic Advising and Retention Center (DSU Annex, 2nd floor)-provides free tutoring services and academic skill-building workshops in addition to academic advising and Change of Major services
  • The Writing Center (Cherry Hall 123 & Cravens Commons)-provides free paper editing and peer review of papers
  • Math Lab (College Heights Hall, room 2124)-provides free tutoring in several math courses, as well as access to computers with math software programs
  • WKU Counseling and Testing Center (Potter Hall, room 409)-students can call (270) 745-3159 to schedule an appointment with a licensed counselor; there is a one-time $20 fee for counseling services, but students can utilize a payment plan if needed
  • Your student's Resident Assistant (RA) and/or Hall Director is also a fantastic resource right there in your student's residence hall! Visit the Housing website to identify your student's Hall Director(s).

Parents Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10am

Housing and Residence Life, Southwest Hall, Bowling Green, KY

Greetings from the Parents Association!


The Parents Advisory Council will convene Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00am in the Student Life Foundation Boardroom, located in the office of Housing and Residence Life in Southwest Hall. Bronze, Silver, and Gold Association members are invited to attend the meeting; however, only those serving on the Council have speaking and voting rights.

To learn more about the Parents Advisory Council, and submit an application, visit the Parents Advisory Council website.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration for spring 2017 classes is now open! To view the Registration schedule and determine when your student will be able to register for classes, visit the Registrar's website.

Prior to registration, an advising hold is placed on all student accounts. All WKU students must meet with their Academic Advisors to have their advising holds lifted prior to registering for classes. Encourage your student to schedule an appointment with his/her Academic Advisor today!


Your student can find his/her Academic Advisor's name and contact information on TopNet (TopNet>Student Services>Registration>View Advisor Information). For additional information, visit the AARC website www.wku.edu/advising.

UNIVERSITY CLOSED TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2016

The university will be closed next Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 for Election Day. No classes will take place on Tuesday. Campus offices will re-open and classes will resume Wednesday, November 9th at 8:00am.

In case of an emergency, contact the University Police Department at (270) 745-2548.

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Western Kentucky University Parents Association

Western Kentucky University Parents Association serves as the official parent and family member organization. The Association links our institution and the parents and family members of current students. Its primary purpose is to support the mission of WKU Parent and Family Programs--to engage parents and family members of current WKU students as partners in ensuring student success. Join today at www.wku.edu/parents!