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3 ways to prepare for Thanksgiving Break

Mark Cornelison | UKphoto
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2022) — Thanksgiving break is here, with final exams quickly approaching. Here are three ways students can prepare for break and the final stretch of the semester.

  1. Get your flu shot. University of Kentucky students who live on or come to campus are required to receive a flu vaccination. UK is offering new locations and times on campus for students to receive their flu shot.
  2. Register for Winter Intersession and Spring 2023 courses. Designed to provide students with a wide range of educational opportunities to concentrate on a single area of study, enrich learning beyond the normal curriculum, accelerate academic progress and remain on schedule for graduation, the Winter Intersession is a great resource for students. 
  3. Access campus academic and well-being resources when you need support. Additional support is available through the Office for Student Success to help students succeed this semester. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.