Campus News

Our Next Steps Toward a More Just and Equitable Campus

9 hours 20 min ago
UK President Eli Capilouto has announced a leadership team to guide the university's new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Plan. This is the first of more announcements expected regarding substantive action steps that will underscore UK's commitment to equity.

Campus Bus Service Modifications for Fall Semester

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:00
Campus bus routes will transition to full service beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12, operating from 6:45 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday. Until that date, they’ll continue on a limited summer schedule of 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note the following service modifications implemented for the fall semester, which are designed to encourage physical distancing and ensure an efficient and responsive transit system.

Busy 1st Day as COVID-19 Testing of UK Students is Underway

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 07:00
More than 1,800 students were tested for COVID-19 Monday, Aug. 3, as the testing process got started on UK's campus. Required for students who will physically be on campus this fall, testing will continue through Aug. 22.

'Behind the Blue': Protest and Demonstration Through a Historical Lens With Eladio Bobadilla

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:00
This episdoe of "Behind the Blue" explores these movements and helps provide some context to what we’re seeing.

University of Kentucky Announces UK Health Corps Support Team

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:00
The University of Kentucky’s newly developed Health Corps will serve as the support hub for accessing services, information and referrals related to COVID-19 for students, faculty and staff this fall semester. 

UK Transportation Services to Offer Extended Hours During August

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:00
UK Transportation Services will offer extended hours during August to assist students, staff and faculty in getting parking permits for the fall semester.

UK Parking Permit Enforcement Dates

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 08:00
Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 16, parking permits will not be required to park in the Kroger Field Red and Blue student periphery (K) lots and the remote (X and R19) parking areas located at Greg Page and Shawneetown Apartments.

Unsolicited Gifts of Seeds Could Pose a Danger

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 08:00
Recently, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture was notified of several Kentucky residents receiving unsolicited seed packets through the mail, apparently from in China. The types of seeds are unknown and may pose a threat to Kentucky agriculture and the environment through the introduction of invasive plants or diseases.

These Birds Don’t Have Wings, But They’re Landing on Campus Aug. 1

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 08:00
Bird e-scooters are landing at the University of Kentucky and in the City of Lexington on Saturday, Aug. 1. The electric scooter company will begin releasing its e-scooters at bike racks throughout campus that day.

Making It as Easy as Possible to be Safe

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 08:00
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent an email message to the UK community on Tuesday, July 28, updating them on the work the university is doing to prepare to restart Aug. 17.

Adam Prewitt Outdoor Pursuits Trip Created to Honor UK ROTC Alum

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:00
Adam Prewitt was passionate about his life, outdoor adventures, UK ROTC and the Pershing Rifles, but most of all, he loved people. An Outdoor Pursuits Trip fund was established in Prewitt's memory to benefit any member of the Pershing Rifles who wants to participate in one of its annual outdoor trips.

Our Efforts to Always do Better

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:00
President Eli Capilouto sent an email on recent confusion related to updated class schedules on UK's online portal.

UK Part of Nationally Unique Partnership to Commercialize Tech Innovations

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:00
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday, July 24, the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures, a new public-private partnership unique in the U.S. that aims to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies.

'Behind the Blue': UK’s Fall Restart and Ambitious Plan to Test Over 30,000 Students for COVID-19

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 08:00
This episode explores the testing plans that will attempt to create a baseline of screening, contact tracing and other health measures for the UK community.

UK’s James B. Beam Institute Rallies Industry Partners to Provide Vital Sanitizer During Pandemic

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 08:00
The Beam Institute gathered generous support from industry partners Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Alltech and Beam Suntory.

UK Receives CARES Act Funding to Support Economic Recovery

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 08:00
The University of Kentucky has been awarded $300,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK Details ‘High-tech, High-touch’ Approach to Testing for Students

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 15:00
The University of Kentucky on Tuesday detailed plans for testing up to 30,000 students for COVID-19 as part of its plan to restart in-class instruction on Aug. 17. The testing details are the first in a series of announcements UK will make over the next few weeks regarding steps to protect the health, safety and well-being of the campus community as it prepares for the fall 2020 semester.

UK CoD Finds Success With 38°84 Virtual Summer Camp

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 08:00
The inaugural 38°84 Summer Camp in the College of Design, which was to be a residential camp for high school students on UK’s campus, instead shifted to an online experience. This shift may very well be the catalyst for a new way to introduce the concept of design to a new cohort of students.

Kentucky Proud Park Awarded LEED Certification

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 08:00
Kentucky Proud Park, the home of UK baseball, has been awarded LEED certification for its environmental performance and sustainable design.