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UK Board of Trustees approves plan for next phase of student housing

Record enrollment and high demand for on-campus housing has led to the planning for the next phase of residence hall construction on campus with the Board of Trustees also approving a plan to seek legislative authority for the construction of Phase IV of the university’s student housing project that began in 2011.

UK recognized on Time magazine’s inaugural list of Best Colleges for Future Leaders

The University of Kentucky has been recognized on the inaugural list of Best Colleges for Future Leaders by Time magazine and Statista.

Lewis Honors College students expand UK’s health care education reach into rural populations

Jackson Miller and Ethan Morgan, former Marshall County High School classmates and now best friends and roommates at the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College, first arrived in Lexington feeling a bit overwhelmed of all the opportunities available to them UK.

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Big Blue Nation Orientation

Big Blue Nation Orientation is a student’s official welcome to the UK family. At BBNO, students participate in academic advising and register for their first-semester classes. Additionally, students get familiar with campus, learn about campus resources and support programs and meet lots of other new Wildcats.

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