Campus News

MLK Day transportation-related impacts

Graphic designed by Callie Brown.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2024) — University of Kentucky Transportation Services’ Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an official University holiday.

Some online services will remain available on Monday, but phone calls to the office and emails will not be monitored. Regular office hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Campus Bus Service

Campus bus service will also be affected by the holiday. The Blue, White, Green and Orange bus routes will not be in service on Monday, nor will the late-night On-Demand Night Bus. However, the campus Yellow Route will run from noon to midnight Monday.

All campus bus schedules will return to normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

UK HealthCare Employees

UK HealthCare employees are allowed to park in UK HealthCare garages and surface lots on official University holidays, as an exception to the UK HealthCare policy. To ensure adequate parking for UK HealthCare patients and patient visitors in the UK HealthCare Garage (PS #8), employees are encouraged to use the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (PS #3).

Other than on official University holidays, UK HealthCare policy restricts employee and student parking in UK HealthCare garages and surface lots.



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.