Early image of the Main Building on UK Campus

In 2015, the University of Kentucky is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Many events, presentations and creative works are being presented to highlight the rich and esteemed history of the university, including Founders Week, Feb. 19-27! Join us as we commemorate the work of the students, faculty and staff who came before us and as we create a blueprint for 150 more years of success in the Commonwealth.

  • Join the celebration. Learn ways to participate in Founders Week and other campus events presented in 2015.

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  • Read the day-to-day experiences of Virginia Clay McClure from a diary of her junior and senior years at the State University of Kentucky, Lexington (now UK) from 1910-1912. McClure, a native of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, graduated in 1912 with an AB degree and received her master’s degree in 1928 from UK. After several years teaching, she returned to UK to become the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from the institution. 

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  • Travel back in time with us as we explore the history of the university from its days as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky to today's land-grant, flagship university, which is home to 16 colleges and the UK Graduate School.

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  • Keep up-to-date with news articles related to UK's sesquicentennial celebration as published on UK's news website UKNow

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