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Will teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate assistants (GAs) be required to work during this time?

TAs and GAs should communicate with their supervisors. All classes will be taught online or by another alternative delivery method. 

Student workers will be able to continue working at their on-campus jobs if they wish to do so. 

What should I do if I need to make changes to my student record?

Given the dynamic situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), students who need to make changes to their student record can do so by visiting this page.

Who can I talk to if I'm feeling stressed or overwhelmed?

If UK students ever feel overwhelmed or sad, or simply wish to talk to someone confidentially, they may contact the UK Counseling Center (859-257-8701) to speak to the on-duty counselor. UK employees can contact Work + Life Connections Counseling.

Will I be refunded for parking, housing or dining for the spring 2020 semester?

Housing and Dining Credits   

  • Students who moved from UK housing by March 27 will receive a prorated credit for housing and meal plan costs for the rest of the semester – 36 percent of the spring 2020 costs for housing and dining. This credit will be posted to the student account beginning April 6.
  • Specific credit amounts will be determined by the individual student’s room type and meal plan selected.
  • The credit will first be applied to any outstanding balance a student may have and can be applied to Summer 2020 or to Fall 2020 for tuition, housing, dining or mandatory fees.
  • If the student does not return for the fall, the student can receive a refund in September.
  • Graduating students who have incurred these costs for housing and dining will receive a refund.
  • Information about the credits will be posted on myUK, which students and guest users can access.
  • Students and families also will be receiving additional information about the housing and dining credits shortly.

Parking Permit Credits

  • Students who purchased parking permits for the 2019-20 academic year or the Spring 2020 semester and no longer need access to campus may return their permit to receive a prorated credit.  
  • Credits will first be applied to any outstanding parking citations associated with the student’s parking account. Any remaining balance will be credited to the student’s university billing account that can be accessed on myUK.
  • To be eligible for a credit, students must return their parking permit along with a completed request for student parking permit credit form to UK Transportation Services no later than May 1, 2020. 

For more information, click here.

Where can I find more information on CARES Funding?

Visit this page for more information on CARES funding.

How does this affect my summer 2020 internship, practicum, externship, EXP-prefix course, service-learning project or volunteer activities?

The following guidance will be in effect through August 15, 2020.

For credit-bearing internships, externships, service-learning, and EXP-prefix courses:  UK recommends that students do not pursue on-site experiential education opportunities.  The following options are available to students:

  • Students may work with organizations and faculty sponsors via remote work arrangements.
  • If your planned summer internship or community-based activities are cancelled by your faculty sponsor or host organization, students may work with their faculty sponsor/instructor to identify alternative assignments or research projects related to the original placement (subject to availability of such alternatives), or may reschedule those experiential activities for the fall or spring semesters if approved by the academic department.
  • Students may opt to pursue on-site activities only if performing those activities can be done consistent with the health and safety guidelines applicable to their setting.

For practicums and student teaching:  Please see specific guidance provided by your respective colleges.

For non-credit bearing internships:   UK recommends that students identify remote work options with organizations.  Students may opt to pursue on-site activities only if performing those activities can be done consistent with the health and safety guidelines applicable to their setting.  Students are ultimately responsible for their choices regarding non-university-related internships and other work opportunities, subject to laws and regulation. 

For Volunteering:   UK recommends that students identify remote volunteer options with organizations.  Students may opt to pursue on-site activities only if performing those activities can be done consistent with the health and safety guidelines applicable to their setting.  

UK understands that there may be increased demand for some community services under the current circumstances, or there may be new responses required for this pandemic.  Students should ensure social distancing and explore remote volunteering options with community organizations.

What can I do if I prefer to take my classes online?

If a student has a preference for fully online courses, the student should meet with their academic advisor to create a class schedule that maximizes remote delivery options where applicable for the individual student’s degree path.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has greatly expanded the number of courses that are fully online, and also added many options that are hybrid online (courses with a mixture of online and on-campus).

If a student has an eligible disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and this disability affects the types of courses the student can take, the student should provide medical documentation to the campus Disability Resource Center (DRC) and discuss possible accommodations on an individual basis.