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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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Homecoming 2022

Homecoming week started with a concert by Tenille Arts and continued with several fun events like the Colonel Corn Roast, Eastern’s Got Talent, Homecoming parade, Block Party featuring the Family Dog, the annual 5K and others. Generations of Colonels brought so much energy to campus during Homecoming week, and it was a true celebration of EKU’s past, present and future!

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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.