Providing effective, engaging instruction during a reinvented semester is a commitment to dual goals: providing students with opportunities for the meaningful creation of knowledge in a social setting (some of which must be in person), while also accommodating the health and safety needs of the UK community.
For in-person calsses, individuals who are not vaccinated must wear masks. Sanitization wipes and hand sanitizer will be placed in all classrooms.
Course Delivery Frequently Asked Questions
The majority of class sections this fall involve in-class, in-person instruction. More specifically, almost every first-year student will have at least some in-person instruction. Many classes will necessarily involve a mixture of in-person instruction and some online, video or remote learning because we have a reduced classroom capacity to enforce physical distancing and keep our community safe.
The university has awarded students who are eligible for emergency financial assistance under provisions of federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF).
This funding came about through three Acts: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
Student eligibility information for HEERF, as well as other scholarship opportunities, can be found through our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
International Students and Faculty
The university understands is continually monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our international students and faculty members. As we strive to cultivate a community of belonging and acceptance, we are actively working alongside UK's International Center to support and communicate with affected individuals.
As we return to normal operations, the university has made adjustments to the academic calendar.
- Undergraduate students begin classes on August 23 (some graduate health and professional programs operate on a different calendar; students should contact their programs for more information)
- The academic calendar will include a fall break: October 25-26
- The university will observe Labor Day as an academic holiday: September 6
- Final examinations will be administered in person: December 13-16