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Thanksgiving Break parking and transportation changes

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2022) — Thanksgiving Break is almost within sight! University of Kentucky Transportation Services wants to remind students, staff and faculty that during the break there will be parking and campus bus service changes.

In addition, a home football game is scheduled over the break, so any vehicles that are parked in regular game day relocation areas and being left on campus over break will need to be moved prior to departing. Additional details are below.

Campus bus service changes

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Blue and White Routes and the Green Route will operate on a modified schedule, ending at 6 p.m. The Orange Route will operate on its regular schedule.

Campus buses and Kentucky Wildcab service will not be available on Thursday, Nov. 24, through Saturday, Nov. 26.

On Sunday, Nov. 27, the Yellow Route will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Campus bus service will resume normal operations on Monday, Nov. 28. Wildcab service will resume on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Parking control changes

Campus parking lots will not be controlled for parking permits on official university holidays — Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. However, all other parking regulations will be enforced (ADA spaces, yellow lines, fire lanes, etc.).

Normal parking permit enforcement will resume on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Football game day relocation

The Wildcats have three remaining home football games, with the third occurring over Thanksgiving Break. Regular vehicle relocation practices are in place for the first two games on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 19.

However, permit holders who typically park in game day relocation areas and plan to leave their vehicle on campus over break will be able to move their vehicles earlier than usual for the third and final home game, set for Saturday, Nov. 26. Due to the holiday, permit holders can relocate to authorized areas starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, but no later than 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.

Failure to relocate a vehicle to the designated areas can result in a citation or vehicle impoundment. 

Vehicles must be moved back to their authorized parking areas before 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

Students and/or employees who regularly park in game day relocation areas and who will be departing from campus prior to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, should call UK Transportation Services at 859-257-5757 or email to obtain special permission to move their vehicles earlier.

If you have questions or need more information about Thanksgiving Break changes as it relates to parking and transportation, please email Transportation Services or call the customer service center at 859-257-5757. 

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