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Weekly Update

Taking care of our people is a pillar in our strategic plan, and it applies to our state as well as our campus. Part of our efforts include pay raises nine of the last 10 years for faculty and staff, four increases in starting wages since 2015 and a continued expansion of benefits while keeping low out-of-pocket costs.

Weekly update: We are Kentucky

When you work or study here day in and day out, it might be easy to forget just how tied we are to this state. But our presence is in every corner and crevice of the Commonwealth. Our fortunes and our futures are bound together.

Welcoming our students; remembering our responsibilities

In a few weeks, we will welcome a record first-year class of more than 6,000 students. Nothing is more central to our state’s progress than educating a skilled and diverse workforce and citizenry.

Mask Optional

Effective immediately, masks will be optional on our campus as will the use of plexiglass. This move does not apply to UK HealthCare facilities.

Weekly Update: Commencement and COVID-19 Safety Reminders

Today and tomorrow, our community will gather to celebrate the class of 2022. The UK Commencement Ceremonies are a testament to the compassion and commitment I see every day across our campus. These celebrations reflect our most profound promise: to prepare the next generation of scholars, workers, thinkers and builders.

Weekly Update

It is that time of the semester: Our students are preparing for finals week, faculty are wrapping up their grading for this term and our staff are continuing their invaluable work on behalf of our mission as we close another academic year. All of these efforts are part of our most profound promise to advance Kentucky.

Weekly Update: Progress You Make Possible

As the final stretch of the semester approaches, I want to express my deep gratitude for the invaluable role you play in our mission to advance Kentucky. You make our crucial work possible. Thank you.

Weekly Update: Taking Care of Our People

This year, we will invest more than ever before in salary, wage and benefit increases from central sources. Investments allow us to increase access to the best care, while holding down costs of health care coverage.

Changes to COVID-19 Testing Policy

As of Monday, April 4, we will no longer require unvaccinated members of our community to be tested weekly for COVID-19. (This does not apply to UK HealthCare employees who fall under the CMS mandate).

A Budget That Invests in Higher Education, Kentucky’s Future

Advancing Kentucky in everything we do will require investments and resources to support our vital missions of education, research, service and care. The state budget that has emerged this week after months of work in the General Assembly makes critical down payments on the investments we need to advance our state.