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UK English Professor Appointed Kentucky Poet Laureate

“It feels like coming home to be part of the legacy of Kentucky letters.” Crystal Wilkinson is the first Black woman to be appointed as the state’s poet laureate.

UK Professor Reimagines Virtual Learning, Student Support

"We are a family here." Professor Isabel Escobar strives to be a mentor — someone who provides support when it’s needed most. Despite personal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, she remains dedicated to the well-being of her students.

Together We Are "Wildcat Strong"

To protect the health and safety of our community, UK students are required to participate in ongoing Covid-19 testing. UK's "Wildcat Strong" program divides students into testing teams. Students are being notified through email, text messaging and phone calls when it's their team's turn to test.


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Covid-19 Testing

Learn more about the required Covid-19 testing requirements for UK students who will be on campus during the Spring semester.
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Covid-19 Vaccination Information

In accordance with the plans outlined by state health officials and the Governor's office, UK has a robust vaccination plan and clinic in place.
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Invested in infrastructure across campus, including a $256 million multidisciplinary research building and the continued expansion of a $1 billion health care facility started in 2004.

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UK is one of only eight institutions in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus.


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