LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2020) — Two career fairs will take place this week in the University of Kentucky's Gatton Student Center. These events are expected to bring approximately 200 prospective employers to north campus and will impact parking availability on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The Engineering, Computer Science and STEM Career Fair will take place Tuesday, followed by the Business, Communications, Liberal Arts and Humanities Career Fair on Wednesday.
Fifty spaces in the Memorial Coliseum Lot and the Gatton Student Center Visitor Lot will be reserved Tuesday for career fair employers. The Gatton Student Center Lot will be reserved on Wednesday.
UK employees may also notice an increase in visitor parking in the South Limestone Garage (PS #5) during the career fairs. Impacted university employees may choose to park in other Employee Intermediate lots in the north campus area, including:
- King Alumni Lots North and South, located off Linden Walk
- Linden Walk Lot
- Schmidt Lot, with an entrance off Rose Lane
- Stuckert Career Center Lot
- Scott Street area lots, including Scott Street, Taylor-Dickey, Reynolds and Comers lots
- South Limestone Garage (PS #5)
Employees should familiarize themselves with alternative parking options and plan their commute accordingly. Please visit this page to view all employee parking options.
The spring career fairs are a partnership between Engineering Career Development, the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Stuckert Career Center. See this story for more information about the fairs.
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