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Submit Your T-Shirt Design for UK Appreciation Day


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2019) — With University of Kentucky’s Appreciation Day (UKAD) on the horizon, employees have the chance now to design the T-shirt that will be given away at the event scheduled for May 23.

Designs must feature no more than two colors and be suitable for a dark (black or gray) T-shirt. Three designs will be chosen and voted on by the university community in late March. The winning design will be approved by UK Public Relations and Marketing. Some minor modifications may be necessary.

T-shirt designs must be submitted to the Staff Senate office at by March 4, 2019. The winner will receive a prize from the UKAD Commission.

Appreciation Day T-shirts for departments will again be done through an online form to be completed between April 5 and May 6. To pick-up an individual T-shirt or a department order the day of the event, UK employee ID cards will be required.

UK will take time out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, to say thanks to all those who make the university a prosperous, connected academic community. Traditional activities that employees have enjoyed over the years — food, music, exhibits and the UK T-shirt giveaway — are planned, as well as some new ways for employees to engage in the annual event. Activities will take place at Kroger Field between Gates 4 and 9. Participation in all activities is free.

UK Appreciation Day is sponsored by the Office of the President, coordinated by the Staff Senate and brought to you by the Appreciation Day Commission.

For more information, contact the Office of the Staff Senate Program Coordinator Denee Wilson at or UKAD Commission Chair Melissa Barger at