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Experience EKU at your convenience using our Virtual Tour. You’ll find information about campus housing, academic buildings, athletic facilities and so much more. After taking the virtual tour, be sure to schedule a time to visit campus and apply for admission.


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In loving memory of Roy Kidd

EKU Football Legend Coach Roy Kidd Passes Away at 91

College football has lost one of its all-time legends, and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) one of its most beloved and accomplished sons. Roy Kidd passed away Sept. 12, 2023, at 91 years old.

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Innovative Elementary Education Programs Place More Teachers in Classrooms Across Kentucky

New at EKU this fall, the Option 9 program provides a route to teacher certification for students employed in a participating school district.

EKU graduate Kaitlin Coyle wears her cap and gown as she speaks during commencement

EKU & Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky Announce Expansion of Rural Medicine Scholarship

Eastern Kentucky University and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky came together for an event to celebrate the expansion of the Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarship.

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2023 Homecoming

EKU came to life in a spectacle of maroon and white during Homecoming 2023. The festivities kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 12, when EKU students came together for the annual Colonel Corn Roast in Powell Plaza, followed by Eastern’s Got Talent—displaying an array of talented students. On Friday, Main Street transformed into a lively canvas, where EKU’s legacy paraded proudly through town. Moving to Water Street, the HOCO Block Party echoed the enthusiasm of EKU’s passionate community.

Join us for this visual journey where EKU’s legacy unfolds in every frame, capturing the essence of Homecoming 2023!

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2023 Big E Welcome

Big E Welcome is the premier event for all first-year students to make their debut to an exceptional Eastern Experience. It’s one of the EKU traditions you’ll remember for a lifetime: five days before classes kick off to see the hype for yourself, explore campus, make connections with other first-year students, meet your support network at EKU and settle into your new home.