Campus News

Important Update on Classes and Campus Operations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2020) — An email message from University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto went to all students, faculty and staff yesterday in response to Gov. Andy Beshear's recent COVID-19 restrictions. Please see the message below.


Dear Campus Community,

Following the Governor’s announcement yesterday about additional health measures in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases, I wanted to update you about campus operations and classes between now and Thanksgiving:

  • A number of course sections have been planned for in-person instruction on Monday and Tuesday. Those classes that don’t lend themselves to virtual instruction can continue as scheduled in person to finish out required assignments and teaching needs. We deeply appreciate the continued support and leadership of the Governor and public health officials during this incredibly challenging period.
  • Students and families who are scheduled for move-out from residence halls between now and Wednesday should continue as scheduled. We have developed a safe, physically distanced process for move-out as we did with move-in at the beginning of the semester. That schedule remains. 
  • Testing sites for students, employees and the community will remain open as well. Getting a COVID-19 test before leaving the semester, particularly for our students, is strongly encouraged. It’s one more way to ensure your health and those who you care about before leaving campus.
  • Campus operations and support services — from dining and housing to counseling and advising — will continue as normal and as scheduled between now and the break.
  • If you have any questions about this schedule or campus operations, please email We are monitoring that email inbox and will respond as quickly as possible.

Thank you for all you have done — and are doing — to keep our campus community safe and well. This semester has presented challenges like no other to our campus. You have consistently addressed the needs of our students and all those we serve.

Together, we have met the moment. We have honored our mission as Kentucky’s university.

Thank you and please remain safe.

Eli Capilouto