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Campus updates for Winter Break

Mark Cornelison | UK Photo
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2022) — Winter break is only a few weeks away! Many students are preparing to leave campus for the break, while others are planning to stay on campus. University of Kentucky facilities will have adjusted hours of operation to accommodate those students and staff who will be spending their break on campus.

  • UK Dining: Many dining locations will have adjusted hours. Find the list of locations and hours here.
  • UK Housing: Non-break residence halls will close noon Saturday, Dec. 17, and will reopen noon Sunday, Jan. 8. Students are expected to check out 24 hours after their last fall examination. Check-Out Appointments are now available to schedule through the Housing Portal via myUK. If you have any questions about the seasonal hall closures, visit or email
  • UK Libraries: Many libraries will be closed during the break. You can find the list of libraries and their hours here.
  • UK Transportation Services: Check out UK Transportation’s website to stay up to date on parking info. Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, UK Transportation Services will offer 2023 student spring semester parking permits for sale online and on-site.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.