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UK Alumni Association Hosts Commencement Open House May 3, 5

UK Alumni Association Commencement Open House
Alumni's Commencement Open House
Graduates Invited to Alumni's Commencement Open House

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association hosts a Commencement Open House for all May 2019 University of Kentucky graduates and their families from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5.  

Both celebrations will be in the Thoroughbred Rooms 5-7 at Rupp Arena, located at 430 W. Vine St., in Lexington. Visitors can expect:

  • Complimentary refreshments.
  • A gift for all graduates in attendance.
  • A free gift for individuals who join the UK Alumni Association.
  • Access to “emergency” supplies such as hair products, safety pins, etc.
  • A chance to win a graduation prize for students who update their records.
  • The official UK class ring collection display and discount vouchers.
  • A photo opportunity in front of the association’s UK Commencement backdrop.

Several colleges, units and businesses will set up tables at the event, including Alumni Career Services, College of Public Health, Gatton College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, International Center, PrideCats and Jostens Inc.™

For questions on the gathering, call Sara-Elizabeth Bush at 859-257-8905 or email For questions regarding Commencement, visit  

The UK Alumni Association is a membership-supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit or call 800-269-2586.