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UK Students Moving Out of Residence Halls Now Through March 27

male student pushing a cart full of items for his residence hall at Move-In 2019
Due to the spread of COVID-19, UK students who moved into residence halls in August 2019 (above) are now moving out. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 20, 2020) — University of Kentucky students who were living in on-campus residence halls have begun moving out. The deadline for all students to be moved out of the residence halls is noon, Friday, March 27. 

Students who have extenuating circumstances and are unable to move out by March 27 may request an exemption. Students who are approved to remain will be relocated to a single residence hall. All other halls will close.

UK is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Gov. Andy Beshear in practicing social distancing during the move-out. As a result, students are being asked to make an appointment to move, and they can sign up online for those appointments that are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19-26, and 9 a.m. to noon March 27.  This will minimize the number of students moving out at any one time. 

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