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UK to host 1st Multicultural Unity Gala for graduate and professional students

The gala is free for all graduate and professional students to attend.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 29, 2024) From 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, the University of Kentucky will host its first-ever Spring Ball for all graduate and professional students. The 2024 Multicultural Unity Gala will debut at the exquisite Longship Club inside Kroger Stadium. This unique event will incorporate a fun and enlightening exchange of culture and traditions representative of UK's incredibly varied graduate and professional student body.   

Attendees will be able to enjoy music, dance, art and cultural customs from around the world. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their formal/traditional attire, showcasing the beauty of fashion worldwide. Adding to the experience, students and local artists will perform traditional dances and songs, and a DJ will play a wide selection of cultural music. The menu will feature authentic cultural dishes from Africa, India, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Vietnam and Japan. The gala is FREE for all graduate and professional students to attend.

This event is made possible by the Office for Institutional Diversity and its partners, The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives (CGPDI) and the Nigerian Graduate Student Association (NGSA). For questions about the gala or to register to attend, please contact David Robinson at   


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.