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Campus updates for Winter Break

statue of Bowman at Wildcat Alumni Plaza in the snow
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2023) — Winter Break is almost here! Many students are preparing to leave, while others are planning to stay on campus. University of Kentucky facilities will have adjusted hours of operation to accommodate.

  • UK Dining: Many dining locations will have adjusted hours. Find the list of locations and hours here. 
  • UK Housing: Non-break residence hallswill close noon Saturday, Dec. 16, and will reopen noon Saturday, Jan. 6. Students are expected to check out 24 hours after their last fall exam.  
  • UK Libraries: Many libraries will be closed during the break. You can find the full list of libraries and their hours here. 
  • UK Transportation Services: Check out UK Transportation’s website to get the latest parking information.
  • Regional airport shuttles: UK Transportation Services offers free regional airport shuttles. Make sure to register for your seat here. 
  • Talkspace: Available for all students, Talkspace provides convenient, personal and professional online messaging therapy anytime, anywhere.

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.