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'UK Remembers' Memorial Service Announced

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2022) — Since 2010, the University of Kentucky has honored those who have passed with a memorial service called UK Remembers. In light of the pandemic, the last UK Remembers memorial service was held in 2019. 

The UK Staff Senate will be hosting a service to remember those UK faculty, staff and students lost since the spring of 2019 in front of the Main Building from noon to 1 p.m. on April 26, 2022.  Additionally, UK faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to memorialize those they have lost who may not have been a part of UK but are still important to them – because “family” isn’t just those immediately employed by or attending UK. 

Attendees will be able to write the name of the individual/s on a memorial card to be placed along the walkways in front of the Main Building.  This year, in addition to having the event for people to attend in person, there also will be an opportunity online to submit names of those to be memorialized.

Please RSVP for this event whether you plan to attend in person or submit names online, by clicking the link here

This event will be held rain or shine – by RSVPing we will be able to send a location change, due to inclement weather, to registrants.  The inclement weather location will be in The Cornerstone at the UKFCU E-Sports Theater.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Marie Marefat, marie.marefat@uky.edu or Olivia Ellis, olivia.ellis@uky.edu.

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.