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Celebrate UK's Success at the Tobacco-Free Tailgate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2019) — The University of Kentucky is celebrating 10 years of being a tobacco-free campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate a the Tobacco-Free Tailgate on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 3-5 p.m. in Barker Plaza outside the UK Gatton Student Center. Join the UK cheerleaders and Wildcat for food, games, a photobooth and freebies, and use the hashtag #TobaccoFreeUK for a chance to win tickets to UK football and basketball games. 

We are proud of the UK community for coming together to make UK a healthier place to live, work and learn.

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.