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UK License Plates Now Available in Virginia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2019) — Virginia residents who would like a University of Kentucky license plate: now is your chance!

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles allows for non-Virginia colleges and universities to apply for a non-revenue sharing license plate. The state requires a minimum of 350 prepaid applications before a University of Kentucky plate will be issued.

To express an interest in a UK Virginia license plate, go to

Filling out the form implies interest in a UK Virginia license plate. No financial commitment is required until we have interest from a minimum of 350 individuals. At that time, information will be sent to prepay and submit an application for the University of Kentucky license plate in Virginia.

For questions, contact Caroline Winston at

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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 two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for," 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 three 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.