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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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

What every UK freshman should know

Emily Girard August 13, 2022

When transitioning to college, especially at a campus as large as UK, it’s easy for the process to be overwhelming. This list addresses some of the most common logistical concerns incoming students have,...

A student uses their wildcard ID to purchase food at Bowmans Den on September 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Underground UK: Flexing through the year

Megan Brown August 28, 2017

It's two weeks into the semester. The taste of home cooked meals are long gone and they have since been replaced with the insatiable and repetitive food of dining halls.The unidentifiable smells of Bowman's...

A student uses their wildcard ID to purchase food at Bowmans Den on September 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Meal swipe changes affect student dining

By Dominique Page September 18, 2016

Campus food options have seen some changes this year. Meal plan holders can use meals swipes, Wildcat Deals and Flex dollars still, but hours have changed. Meal swipes are mostly used for Blazer Cafe...

The graphic compares the amount of flex dollars spent over versus the amount not spent over the past five years. Percentages represent flex not spent. UK Dining provided the data.

Flex excess adds up to over $120,000 for last academic year

August 22, 2016

At the end of each semester, some UK students have large amounts of flex dollars left on their meal plans. And at the end of each school year, all of those unspent flex dollars disappear from their accounts. Flex...

Over the past five years, an average of about $162,482.29 flex dollars are not spent, according to data from UK Dining. 

Flex dollar spending up last school year

August 2, 2016

At the end of each semester, some UK students have large amounts of flex dollars left on their meal plans.For the last school year, UK Dining reported that $122,551.62 flex dollars were left over. The...

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