Important: Please check here for information and resources pertaining to Emergency Relief from the University of Kentucky. 


Emergency Relief

Click here to read President Capilouto's address on Hurricane Harvey and U.K.

Highlights from the President's Address

We recently established an Emergency Assistance and Relief Fund where you can donate to support those on our campus who have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey and other tragic events

Here’s how the fund will work:

  • The Emergency Assistance and Relief fund will provide support to students facing a financial emergency or catastrophic events, which may prevent them from continuing their education.

  • The fund also will support volunteer humanitarian and outreach work by students, faculty, and staff who want to work in areas affected by natural disasters and other catastrophic events.

This effort is not limited to Hurricane Harvey. We will be utilizing this fund, and resources throughout our campus, to help students in a time of need.

I invite you to join us in supporting students and humanitarian outreach efforts by making a donation to the Emergency Assistance and Relief Fund.




As the catastrophic flooding and damage continues in Texas, Florida, Virgin Islands and along the Gulf Coast, please remember the UK Counseling Center (UKCC) as a resource for students who experience distress and concerns for those who are directly impacted.  Additionally, students who have previous experience with disaster situations may find themselves triggered by news of these hurricane-related events.  It may be helpful to limit media exposure in order to avoid being overwhelmed by images and reports of this trauma.  The UKCC is located at 106 Frazee Hall (on Administration Drive), and students may walk in for an Initial Assessment or a crisis consult Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm.  Calling the UKCC main number, 859.257.8701, will connect those seeking consultation during and outside of regular office hours.  For more information, please visit the UKCC website at  



The University of Kentucky’s Student Financial Wellness Center is geared toward engaging our students in financial literacy, and dedicated to supporting the evolving financial needs of students across campus. If the hurricane has displaced your family and you are worried about paying for school, contact the Student Financial Wellness Center in 331 Patterson Hall at 859-323-5241 or email Tiffany Jackson, Financial Wellness Director at



Red Cross Safe and Well

In an emergency, communication about the safety of the members of our university community is a key concern. Faculty, staff and students may utilize the Red Cross Safe and Well website for leaving and retrieving messages during an emergency event. Once they register on the Red Cross site, faculty, staff and students can list themselves as safe and well. Then friends and family can search a single source for their updates.  For more information, visit