LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2021) — The University of Kentucky is welcoming students back to campus for today's first day of the Spring 2021 semester. As a result, there will be some changes to parking and transit operations beginning Monday, Jan. 25.
All student and employee parking lots and structures return to normal parking control Monday, Jan 25.
Students and employees who park in the Kroger Field Blue Lot will notice an increase in traffic, as a section of that lot is now being used for parking related to COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The vaccination clinic is open six days a week — Monday through Saturday. While much of the Blue Lot will be used for this purpose, the portion adjacent to University Drive will remain available for student and employee parking and is expected to accommodate demand. In the unlikely event that the Blue Lot fills, students can also park in the College Way Periphery (K) lots.
Please also note that additional parking options that were offered during winter break ended Friday, Jan. 22. Employees and students who took advantage of the opportunity to park on the upper floors of the Rose Street Garage (PS #2) and the Sports Center Garage (PS #7) over winter break should return to their regular authorized parking areas Monday, Jan. 25.
Campus bus routes — with the exception of the White Route — begin normal hours of operation Monday. The campus Blue and Green routes run from 6:45 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday. The weekend Yellow Route runs from noon to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. The Orange Route (UK HealthCare) is in operation year-round.
Like the Fall 2020 semester, the White Route will not be in service this spring. Instead, all available buses will operate on the clockwise Blue Route.
Kentucky Wildcab and Kentucky Paratransit
Kentucky Wildcab will begin regular operating hours Thursday, Jan. 28. This free service provides a safe ride home for students on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Kentucky Paratransit Services will be in operation beginning Monday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Transportation Services Customer Service Center
UK Transportation Services' customer service center is located at 721 Press Ave., in the Press Avenue (PS #6) Garage. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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