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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.
EKU graduates employed full time 6 months after graduation
First-Generation College Students
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.
New at EKU this fall, the Option 9 program provides a route to teacher certification for students employed in a participating school district.
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.
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!
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.