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UK to Turn Campus Blue for December Commencement

photo of Main Building lit in blue
From Dec. 15-22, various buildings around campus will be lit with blue lights to celebrate the fall class of 2019. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2019) — The University of Kentucky will celebrate its December graduates next week by turning the campus blue. 

From Sunday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 22, various buildings around campus will be lit with blue lights to celebrate the fall class of 2019. The ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Rupp Arena. 

Below are the UK buildings that will go blue:

  • Johnson Hall
  • Donovan Hall
  • Jewel Hall
  • Blazer Hall
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics Building
  • Haggin K-Lair
  • The 90
  • Chellgren Hall
  • Woodland Glen IV
  • Holmes Hall
  • William T. Young Library
  • Main Building
  • Memorial Hall
  • Lewis Hall
  • Jacobs Science Building
  • University Flats
  • Parking Structure #5
  • Gatton Student Center
  • Rosenberg College of Law Building

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