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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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EKU Stories

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EKU Alumni Recognized for Reporting and Writing Excellence

Eastern Kentucky University Alumna and Lexington Herald-Leader Reporter, Taylor Six, ’18, was named reporter of the year by CNHI, LLC, in March 2022 for reporting and writing excellence.

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EKU Professor Named National Environmental Health Association President

Dr. D. Gary Brown, CIH, RS, DAAS, made waves this past year as he was elected as president of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

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EKU Welcomes New Deans

Two of EKU’s colleges welcomed new deans during the spring 2022 semester, and two more deans arrived on campus before the fall semester.

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2022 Fall Commencement

Congratulations Fall 2022 graduates! We celebrated over 1,200 EKU students during two fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 3. Peers, friends and families gathered at Alumni Coliseum to honor graduates from the university’s six academic colleges. Among the top awarded degrees were psychology, occupational safety, criminal justice, nursing and aviation.​

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Reminiscing at the Family Dog

Thousands of EKU Colonels – alumni, students and community members – came to downtown Richmond for this year’s Homecoming Block Party featuring the Family Dog. For the first time in 22 years, the Family Dog opened its doors for tours for one night only. Hear some of the stories and memories from this iconic Richmond venue.