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Big E for Commuter Students

Welcome to EKU! As one of many first-year commuter students, being a part of the Big E Welcome will ensure you begin your college journey successfully.

At the Big E Welcome you will:

  • EXCITE your Colonel spirit by embracing EKU traditions and embarking on your individual “Eastern Experience.”
  • EXCHANGE dialogue, ideas, and perspectives with faculty, staff, and peers to connect with the greater EKU community.
  • EXCEL inside and outside the classroom by establishing positive habits that will help make you a successful Colonel at EKU and beyond.

How will the Big E Welcome benefit me as a commuter student?

  • Learn what it means to be a student at Eastern Kentucky University.
  • Make connections with other fellow commuter students and peers.
  • Identify campus resources that will enhance your time as a student both on and off campus.

Do I need to pay anything to participate?

No, the experience comes at no charge to EKU students.

Where will I park?

Designated parking will be provided. Further information on parking lot locations will be shared closer to the start of the Fall 2019 semester via

Where do I check in?

Commuter Check-In will be Friday, August 16 in the Whitlock Building (first floor). You will receive your nametag and other fun items!

Where can I learn more information?

We are currently planning for Big E Welcome 2020! Be sure to check back for more information as we get closer to the event. 


With questions, please contact:

Student Life & First-Year Experience
Rowlett 115

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