Why Are Blue Lights Dotting the Night Sky at UK This Week?

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photo of Memorial Hall with blue light
photo of Gatton College Building with blue light

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2017) If you are seeing blue more than usual this week on the University of Kentucky campus, there's a reason. UK is celebrating December Commencement by lighting the campus blue. 

In honor of all undergraduate and graduate degree candidates, several buildings have special blue lighting at night all this week. The lighting began Sunday and will continue through Friday evening, Dec. 15. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, at Rupp Arena.

Following are the UK buildings will special lighting this week:

  • William T. Young Library
  • Memorial Hall
  • Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building
  • Main Building
  • Gatton Building
  • The 90
  • Johnson Hall
  • Donovan Hall
  • Haggin Hall
  • Jewell Hall
  • Lewis Hall
  • Woodland Glen IV
  • Chellgren Hall
  • Holmes Hall
  • Blazer Hall

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue