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Campus Housing

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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Program Spotlight: Accounting

Every business needs skilled accounting staff—and are willing to pay for it. If you have a knack for numbers, analysis and information, you can build a lucrative career filling that need. Fully online option available.

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April 27, 2022

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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February 4, 2022

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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February 3, 2022

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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October 4, 2021

Marling Wins Trow Scholarship

Joanna Marling, a junior with a double major in psychology and forensic biology and a double minor in criminal justice and veteran studies from Louisville, recently earned the prestigious JoAnne J. Trow Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society.

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September 29, 2021

Chautauqua Lecture: Dr. Cristobal Salinas Jr.

Dr. Cristóbal Salinas Jr., an award-winning advocate for social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, is scheduled to give the Hispanic Heritage Keynote address entitled, “Navigating Latinx/*: Challenging Norms of Language, Patriarchy and Gender” on Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. as part of EKU’s Chautauqua Lecture Series.

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September 28, 2021

EKU Homecoming Returns to In-Person Festivities

Eastern Kentucky University invites past and current students, friends of the University, and residents of Richmond and Madison County to our 2021 Homecoming, taking place this weekend on The Campus Beautiful and in the City of Richmond.

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December 15, 2020

Ellis Named Foundation Board Chair

Troy Ellis, '87, BBA in Computer Systems Information, has been named chair of the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation Board, replacing outgoing chairwoman Maribeth Berman.

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December 14, 2020

Undergraduate Students to Get Free Textbooks with EKU BookSmart

Eastern Kentucky University announced today, for academic year 2021-2022, every undergraduate student will receive their required textbooks for free.

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November 24, 2020

Koenig Eastern's First-Ever Rhodes Scholar Finalist

Eastern Kentucky University senior Nick Koenig recently competed as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated award for postgraduate international study.

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Photo Blog

 

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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Video Blog

 

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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