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 classes, masks are required, and classrooms have been set up in accordance with CDC health and safety guidelines to practice physical distancing. Masks will be required. 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 notified students who are eligible for emergency funding assistance under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Under the CARES Act guidelines, UK is eligible for $17.8 million. Half of that amount – more than $8.9 million – is to be directed toward aid to students, whose educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus.
Student eligibility information for CARES funding, 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.
The university has made adjustments to the academic calendar to provide students with the best academic experience possible while maintaining the health and safety of our community.
- Undergraduate students began classes on August 17 (some graduate health and professional programs operate on a different calendar; students should contact their programs for more information)
- The academic calendar will not include fall break
- The academic calendar will include in-class instruction and campus operations on Labor Day
- Final examinations will be administered remotely after Thanksgiving break