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Juneteenth: Closings, Alternative Hours at UK Facilities

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 17, 2021) — Last year, the University of Kentucky announced its intention to honor Juneteenth as a university holiday. The university will be closed Friday, June 18, 2021, for the first year of its observance. 

A list of closings and alternative hours are below:

  • All Gatton Student Center facilities, including the UK Bookstore, will be closed June 18 and June 19.
  • Wildcat Pantry at The 90 will have adjusted hours of operation, open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 18-19.
  • The UK Art Museum will be closed June 18 and 19.
  • All UK Libraries locations, as well as the Law Library, will be closed June 18 and 19.
  • UK Good Samaritan Retail Pharmacy, located just off the main entrance of UK Good Samaritan Hospital, will be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, June 18, and 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday, June 19.
  • Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy, University Health Service Pharmacy and Turfland Retail Pharmacy will be closed Friday, June 18. The Kentucky Clinic and Turfland locations will be open normal hours on Saturday, June 19; University Health Pharmacy is closed on Saturdays.
  • Meds to Beds will operate from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chandler and Good Samaritan.
  • Chandler Retail Pharmacy will remain open for the holiday. The pharmacy is open 24 hours a day every day and never closes. Chandler Retail Pharmacy is located on the first floor of Chandler Pavilion A behind the gift shop. Staff at Chandler Retail Pharmacy can access all prescriptions in the UK  system, regardless of which location the prescription was routed to.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.