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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

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Ingels Hall casts a shadow on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

OVERWHELMED: On-campus housing process reveals cracks in UK’s infrastructure

Hannah Stanley, News Editor September 4, 2022

An influx of 6,000 incoming students left UK Housing in a sticky situation when looking at the students-to-beds ratio.  Troubles began when the UK Housing portal window opened on June 13 for the 2022-2023...

A student pushes a cart of belongings past the Gatton Student Center during move in on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Dorm living declining at UK as more students move off campus

Haley Woods September 23, 2021

UK is struggling to fill on campus housing with returning students. Even with the plentiful incentives, students are choosing to live off campus instead. Over the summer, UK Housing announced, “Pick...

A shower inside Holmes Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Editors note: Holmes Hall was not affected by the shortage. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Parts of some UK dorms have lacked adequate hot water for months

Natalie Parks March 5, 2020

At first, Ashley Konen didn’t think anything was wrong.New to Kentucky and new to UK, Konen had never lived in an apartment or dorm-style housing before. So when her shower water would not heat up, she...

UK President Eli Capilouto. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Capilouto addresses reports of on-campus sexual assaults

Kernel News Staff November 22, 2019

UK President Eli Capilouto wrote in a campus-wide email Friday that he hoped the increase of publicly reported on-campus sexual assaults this semester is a sign that the stigma around survivors reporting...

Students were asked to post a photo of their dorm room on Facebook or Instagram and tag @ukhousingreslife and hashtag #mycampushome. 

UK Housing sends best-in-show dorm decorators to Justin Timberlake concert

Hailey Peters September 18, 2018

Having the prettiest, trendiest, most spirited dorm on campus used to win a student bragging rights, but this year it won several UK students the opportunity to see a famous pop superstar in Lexington. On...

Blazer Hall is one of four resident halls that remain open during the week of Thanksgiving break. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

Editorial: UK should leave dorms open during Thanksgiving break

Editorial Board November 21, 2017

For some students living the dorm life at UK, the end of November brings with it a rush to find somewhere to stay during Thanksgiving break. Fourteen of the school’s residence halls will close at 10...

Champions Court I was renamed Francis Jewell Hall.

Resident Advisors bring sense of family to dorm life

Cathryn Perini September 20, 2017

Dorms are a college student’s home away from home, and game nights are an essential in this household.Resident Advisors are required to plan events, also called “programs,” for their residents.RA's...

Do students really want luxury dorms?

Madison Rexroat September 12, 2017

UK is actually the University of Kenstruction as everywhere you turn there are new dorms, new facilities, new ~everything~ being built. But for all the millions of dollars spent on those new amenities...

Suite-style dorms: Good or bad?

September 11, 2017

Luxury, suite-style dorms seem to be ruining the college experience.When browsing dorm options for my first year at UK, I immediately wanted to choose residence halls that were practically apartments....


The 5 most productive places to study on campus

Blake Blevins August 24, 2017

As classes begin to pick up speed, students find themselves spending less time out on the town and more trying to keep up. Studying is a crucial part of college, and it’s a delicate practice. Effective...

High levels of toxic flame retardants found in dorm rooms

Madison Rexroat May 1, 2017

A recent study published in Environmental Science & Technology revealed that high levels of toxic flame retardants were found in dust samples of college dorms. Some flame retardant chemicals, which...

Should freshmen be required to live on campus? It enhances the experience

Saadia Akhtar April 19, 2017

As a neuroscience major, I need all the sleep I can get. That is why I love living on campus- I get up ten minutes before class and still make it with time to spare. Living on campus may not be cheaper...

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