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Housing & Residence Life

Living on campus accentuates the Eastern experience, and there’s something for everyone. Join a Living Learning Community, where you’ll connect with others who share your interests or major. Explore the options, and go ahead and save your space.

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Financial Aid

Paying for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. EKU offers an affordable tuition rate, awards a variety of scholarships, and federal aid is available, too. Find out all your options and get guidance through the process.

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Student Life

EKU is not just a place to learnit’s a place to live, grow and build friendships. The exciting programs and events hosted across campus and online are a great way to get involved. From student organizations to first-year programs and beyond, you’ll find your place at EKU.

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Campus Events

See what’s happening at EKU! From our traditional Big E Welcome to a variety of activities throughout the semester, you’ll make friends, get involved and have fun at EKU. Get the details on upcoming events and start planning your Exceptional Eastern Experience.

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Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus!

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E3 Brings Students Together

Last fall, EKU launched the Exceptional Eastern Experience (E3)—a series of events and programs for students to connect with each other and the campus community.

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EKU Exceeds Campaign Goal of $50 Million

The largest and most comprehensive fundraising effort in the history of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), the Make No Little Plans campaign, has exceeded its $50 million goal. The campaign officially began in 2015, and the public phase launched in September 2019 with a gala at the EKU Center for the Arts.

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Two Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Two Eastern Kentucky University students were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a highly competitive study-abroad grant that receives thousands of applicants each year. Emily Burcham, an EKU Honors Program junior studying art education, and Michael McIntyre, a senior psychology major, were named recipients last fall, bringing EKU's total number of students receiving scholarships to 12 over the past six years.

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Photo Stories


2022 Spring Graduation

A bright, sunny day greeted graduates, families and friends at Roy Kidd Stadium on Friday for the 2022 Spring commencement ceremonies.

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Get to Know President David McFaddin

Growing up in Johnson County, Kentucky, David McFaddin knew education would be the catalyst for achieving his dreams. Now as Eastern Kentucky University’s 14th president, Dr. McFaddin knows that the opportunity EKU provides will be the catalyst for transforming students, families and communities across the Commonwealth.

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COVID-19 Update for Spring 2022

While EKU continues to take every possible measure to safely offer an on-campus experience, it takes everyone doing their part to ensure a healthy campus. Learn more about vaccine opportunities and information at
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The Campaign for EKU

Eastern Kentucky University’s largest and most comprehensive campaign has exceeded its initial $50 million goal. Although the goal has been met, fundraising efforts continue as part of the Make No Little Plans campaign, supporting student success, academic excellence, and campus revitalization.
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