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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

Water main breaks in UK residence hall

Hannah Stanley April 5, 2022

Shortly before 8 p.m. on April 4, a sprinkler broke in a Holmes Hall resident’s room, causing water intrusion and flooding throughout the building.  At 10:09 p.m., a text message was sent from UK Alert...

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...

Lewis Hall at the University of Kentucky on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Lewis, which also houses the honors college, is one of the university’s newest dorms. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kernel finds no evidence that Greystar had power in campus reopening decision

Sarah Michels December 2, 2020

When campus reopened in August for the fall semester, some were skeptical of the university's motives.In September, United Campus Workers, a campus union open to all UK graduate students, staff and faculty,...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

In-person, hybrid or online? UK students can now check their fall course formats

Sarah Michels July 19, 2020

UK students can now check which of their fall courses are traditional in-person instruction, hybrid or online-only. Student can log into their myUK portals, go to schedule and click on each class to see...

Bikers pass the William T. Young Library on Monday, April 6, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK set to complete housing and dining refunds by end of the week

Emily Laytham April 10, 2020

Most UK housing and dining refunds landed in myUK accounts by the end of the day on Friday, according to UK spokesperson Jay Blanton.Housing refunds began appearing in myUK accounts on April 6, only one...

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...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

UK Board bumps up housing, dining rates for next school year to match inflation

Addison Lander December 10, 2019

On Tuesday, The UK Board of Trustees approved an increase in student housing and dining rates for the 2020-2021 school year.According to a press release given at the meeting's conclusion, the dining rates...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

Overbooking UK’s dorms leaves RAs and residents too close for comfort

Shawn Clancy September 4, 2019

As the second week of classes begins to wind down here in Lexington, University of Kentucky residents may find themselves finally starting to feel comfortable in their new home. Many have had their housing...

The outside of the University Inn on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Due to the housing shortage in UK’s campus housing, some UK students have been relocated to the Hub On Campus Lexington and the University Inn. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKPhoto

UK manages short-term housing for students displaced by dorm shortage

Addison Lander September 4, 2019

UK students are still feeling the effects of a summer dorm overbooking that left hundreds of students displaced.Nearly a month and a half after university officials announced that the dorms were overbooked,...

Nicole Freebersyser is cutting back school costs by exchanging independent living with living at home with her family.

Student keeps things cheap by living at home

Abby Logan April 26, 2019

Between tuition, rent and textbooks, college students are left with a lot of expenses at the end of the year.Students often find ways to cut down on those expenses, and UK junior accounting major Nicole...

The Hub offers off-campus housing with added luxuries

Bryce Stiff April 25, 2019

The Hub apartment complex, the newest off campus housing near the University of Kentucky, will open in August 2019.The nationwide off campus student housing company is adding Lexington to their list of...

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