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Winter Break Resources

Winter Break at WKU

Western Kentucky University will close down from December 14th - January 2nd in observance of the holidays. If you need to contact ISO during this time, you may leave us a phone message at 270-745-4857 or email, iso@wku.edu. If you have admissions questions, you may contact iem@wku.edu. Should you have a life-threatening emergency, please contact campus police at (270) 745-2548.

For the students who are staying in Bowling Green during the break or for the students who are just arriving, we wanted to make sure you know what is happening around town, when stores are open and what kind of transportation is available.  The following information is to be used as a guide for 2017 - 2018 break.

 

Local Hospitals- For Emergencies

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
1801 Ashley Circle, Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270)793-1000

The Medical Center
250 Park St., Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270)745-1000

Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital
250 Park St., Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270)796-6200

 

Local Doctor’s Offices

Graves Gilbert Clinic Family Care Center
2724 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 781-3910

 

Community Events

https://www.wku.edu/events/index.php?view=month

http://www.wbko.com/community

https://www.visitbgky.com/events/

http://www.sokyhappeningsonline.com/

http://www.bgamplifier.com/calendar/

http://theskypac.com/

 

Fitness

The Preston Center will be closed during the break but will reopen January 3rd.  WKU students can use their student IDs and get FREE access to all locations from December 12th – January 2nd. Students can bring a guest(s) with them for a nominal fee of $5 for Children (13 and under) and $10 for Adults.

www.totalfitnessconnection.com/locations

www.totalfitnessconnection.com

 

Transportation

Bowling Green Public Transportation

WKU Transit:

  • No shuttles will run from December 9, 2017 - January 22, 2018
  • Green line only (Shopping Shuttle) will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays 4pm – 8pm

Airport Shuttle

Uber
Download Uber app onto your smartphone to get a ride.
Estimated cost:

  • Base fare: $2
  • Cost per mile: $1.5 
  • Booking fee: $1   
  • Minimum booking charge: $5 
  • Cost per min: $0.2 
  • Cancellation fee: $5                                               

 

Grocery Stores

All Kroger Locations

  • 12/24- Closes at 6:00 PM
  • 12/25 - Closed all day
  • 12/26- Reopens at 7:00 AM
  • 12/31- Closes at 9:00 PM
  • 1/1- Reopens at 7:00 AM

Meijer:

  • 12/24 – Closes at 7:00 PM
  • 12/25- Closed all day
  • 12/26 - Reopens at 6:00 AM, resumes normal hours (Open 24/7) 

Wal-Mart:

  • 12/24: Closes approximately 7:00 PM
  • 12/ 25: Closed all day
  • 12/26: Reopens approximately 7:00 AM, resumes normal hours (open 24/7)

Target:

  • 12/ 24: Closes at 10 PM
  • 12/25: Closed all day
  • 12/ 26: Resumes normal hours

 Greenwood Mall:

  • 12/ 24- Closes at 6pm
  • 12/25 - Closed all day
  • 12/31 - Closes at 6pm
  • 1/1-Closes at 6pm

 

Restaurants 

The following are restaurants located within walking distance from the WKU main campus:

Waffle House
All locations
*Open December 24 & 25*

China Express
600 US-31 BYP, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 746-0010
*Open December 24 & 25*

Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet
Ste. A, 600 US-31 BYP, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 904-6886
*Open December 24 & 25*

Zaxby’s Chicken
1801 US Highway 31
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-796-8300
Monday – Thursday & Sunday 10:45am – 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 10:45 – 10:00pm

Subway
401 Park Row
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-783-4144
Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm

Taco Bell
1802 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-846-9976
Monday – Thursday & Sunday 7am – 12am, Friday & Saturday 7am – 2 am

Arbys
1818 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-842-0100
Monday – Thursday & Sunday 10am – 11pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 12am

Hilligans
1265 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-282-2227
Monday-Sunday 11am-2am

Chili’s Bar & Grill
268 Alumni Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-745-3282
Monday – Thursday & Sunday 10:45am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 10:45am – 11:30pm

Mellow Mushroom
1035 Chestnut Street
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101
270-393-1800
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Mickie’s on Main/440 Main
440 East Main Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-793-0450
Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-12am

Bistro
1129 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-781-9646
Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 5pm-10pm, Sunday 10:30am-3pm

Mariah’s
360 E 8th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-846-0020
Monday – Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 10:30am-9pm
Delivery 11am – 9pm 

Steamer Seafood
801 State St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-783-2637
Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm

643 Sports Bar & Grill
360 E 8th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-846-0020
Monday – Wednesday & Sunday 11am – 11pm, Thursday 11am – 1am, Friday & Saturday 11am – 2am
Delivery 11am – 9pm

Thai Express
1511 US-31 Bypass
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-796-3414
Monday – Saturday 11am – 3pm, 5 – 9pm

Taste of Europe
1006 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-846-1195
Monday-Friday 11am-9pm

Spencer’s Coffee House
915 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-393-7060
Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday 8am – 10pm, Sunday 1pm-7pm

5th Street Diner
430 Center Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-904-1467
Monday – Sunday 5am – 2pm

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 Last Modified 12/4/17