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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...

Kasey Considine, a senior ISC and business double major and Kappa member, unpacks her boxes and suitcases in her new room in the new Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2018 on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

There’s no place like home: Kappa Kappa Gamma moves back into renovated house

Akhira Umar August 21, 2018

After more than a year, the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma were able to move into their newly renovated house.The Kappa house, located at 238 East Maxwell St., was a staple of the Kappa Chapter and had been...

Posters advertising the benefits of living on campus with the intent of promoting on-campus housing are pasted throughout dorms on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. 

UK Housing starts initiative to keep students on campus

Cathryn Perini February 8, 2018

It’s hard to ignore the posters placed strategically on every door and even on many trees around campus. ‘Live on campus!’ is the message that is being so loudly portrayed to students as they walk...

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....

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...

Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration Eric Monday cuts the lookalike cake with EdR CEO Randy Churchey, whose firm managed the projects.

New Holmes, Boyd residence halls mesh comfortable living with improved learning

Emily Cole August 9, 2016

On Tuesday evening, UK Residence Life opened its doors to the public with an open house of Holmes and Boyd Halls, its newest renovations to north campus.Both new buildings feature common areas, private...

Champions Court I was renamed Francis Jewell Hall.

Out with the new, in with the old: UK renames select residence halls

McKenna Horsley June 24, 2016

With the addition of modern residence halls in recent years, many older dormitories have been demolished.In a UK Board of Trustees meeting on June 24, President Eli Capilouto announced five residence halls...

‘Room Selection’ feature to improve UK housing application

McKenna Horsley June 4, 2016

UK Housing is making the move to college easier for students living on campus next year.Room Selection is a new step in UK’s housing application and allows students to pick a specific room in their assigned...


Students should support programs that aid homeless during winter

Editorial January 22, 2016

Friday’s snow day brought joy to UK students and faculty who could use an extra day off, but for Lexington’s homeless population, it was a threat to their lives. A man died of hypothermia Jan. 12...

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