WKU will welcome the Class of 2015 at M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan from Aug. 20-25.
After moving into their residence halls on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 20-21), which is a few days before upperclassmen, the incoming freshmen will be divided into groups and attend seminars Monday through Wednesday (Aug. 22-24) designed to help them transition into the college lifestyle.
On-campus freshmen and freshmen commuters participate in M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan activities.
The week kicks off on Sunday night (Aug. 21) at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium with a special presentation and ceremony to welcome the new Hilltoppers.
Seminars include maintaining studies, making new friends in a diverse atmosphere, balancing money, learning history and fun facts about WKU and developing newfound independence.
Free fun campus events are held daily across campus, including a dodgeball tournament at the Preston Center, a comedian/magician show at Van Meter Auditorium and the WK&U Street Festival, which gives students a chance to showcase their performance talents, on South Lawn.
Each night the on-campus freshmen participate in icebreaking sessions within their residence halls to promote a safe and friendly communal atmosphere.
Freshmen are allotted free time for exploration and games and given time to run errands outside campus to get to know the city of Bowling Green.
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan week concludes with a concert on South Lawn on Thursday night (Aug. 25), and upperclassmen will be able to move into residence halls starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 25. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 29.
M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan week forms the foundation for most on-campus freshman friendships because the students spend so much time with their new neighbors and familiarize themselves with campus.
Contact: Blair Silliman, (270) 745-5863.