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Today is UK Appreciation Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2014) — UK Appreciation Day (UKAD) is a day for the University of Kentucky community to give thanks for all the hard work and dedication UK employees make to our great university.

This year’s event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Student Center. Activities (free for all UK employees) include lunch, UK program exhibits, business and community exhibits, live music, special guest appearances and, of course, the annual UK Appreciation Day T-shirt giveaway. UK Parking and Transportation Services will provide bus service at several stops around campus. 

Supervisors from departments whose personnel are unable to attend are encouraged to download, complete and submit a T-shirt request form (PDF) to obtain shirts for their staff. Details are also available on the Staff Senate website,

Due to UK Appreciation Day, all restaurants and the Quick Stop store in the Student Center will be closed Thursday, June 5. Starbucks will be open for its regular summer hours.