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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 9, 2022) — It was a weekend full of celebration for the more than 3,900 graduates who participated in the May 2022 Commencement Ceremonies.
Overall, 5,346 May degree candidates were conferred by the UK Board of Trustees last week. This includes 3,625 undergraduate, 1,169 graduate and 552 professional degree candidates for May 2022. *
To view Friday’s ceremonies, visit: https://youtu.be/T5s-Eef_ZBs.
To view Saturday’s ceremony, visit: https://youtu.be/RN5G4Nt7vvw
Watch the video above to hear students talk about what it means to graduate from the University of Kentucky.
For more information about UK Commencement, visit http://commencement.uky.edu/.
*These numbers reflect degree candidates, not individual graduates (some graduates earn more than one degree, thereby being counted as a degree candidate multiple times). Degrees will be certified by the UK registrar, ensuring individuals have satisfactorily completed all requirements. The most up-to-date information is available through UK and Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support.
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.