WKU Alert

Welcome to the WKU Alert page. In the event of weather closings/cancellations for WKU’s Bowling Green and regional campuses or other emergencies, information will be posted here, on the WKU homepage, WKU News pageWKU Facebook and WKU News Twitter.

Severe weather alerts

More: WKU Emergency Preparedness page; WKU Police Department’s emergency and weather information page; Faculty and Staff Emergency Procedures Handbook.

Winter weather communications plan

In addition to this page, here are the other ways you can access official WKU information about weather closings/cancellations:

1. A link to the latest information will be posted on the WKU homepage.

2. Text messages will be sent to students, faculty and staff who have signed up for WKU’s emergency text alert system. To sign up or verify you are enrolled with the proper cell phone number, log into your WKU TopNet account.

3. Emails will be sent to students, faculty and staff.

4. Information will be posted on the WKU News Facebook page and Twitter feed

5. The WKU information line at 270-936-0000 will have a recorded message.

6. Information also will be sent to local/area media, but the most reliable sources are those listed above.

Students, faculty and staff should keep safety in mind when making travel decisions and the university will work with students who can’t come to campus for weather related reasons.

For more information about emergency communications at WKU, visit http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/emergency.php.

To check on changes in campus transportation services

You can also monitor NextBus for changes in campus transportation services. To access NextBus:

  • Call 270-392-3193 and enter the stop code.  (The stop codes are listed on the signs at each bus stop.)
  • Visit http://www.wku.edu/nextbus
  • Download the NextBus or iWKU app on your smart phone.

More: WKU Emergency Preparedness page; WKU Police Department’s emergency and weather information page; Faculty and Staff Emergency Procedures Handbook.

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