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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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September 13, 2022

EKU Awarded Competitive Veterans Upward Bound Grant

With a long-standing reputation for excellence in veteran education, Eastern Kentucky University has been awarded a five-year grant for a Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program. VUB is a federally funded TRiO outreach program designed to prepare eligible, first-generation, low-income veterans to enter postsecondary education.

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September 7, 2022

Colonels Bring Relief to Kentucky Flood Victims

David Fifer, ’07 ’17, and his wife, Rebecca, ’08, were among the brave individuals working to help the families devastated by the flooding in eastern Kentucky.

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September 6, 2022

Eastern Kentucky University Closes Second Highest Fundraising Year

Eastern Kentucky University experienced its second-highest fundraising year with $9,684,818 in total commitments this fiscal year—just shy of last year’s $9.9 million record-breaking year.

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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


Big E Welcome

Welcome Colonels! At this year's #BigEWelcome, we greeted the Class of 2026 with a bigger celebration than ever. Students enjoyed Big E Bash, featuring a free concert in the Ravine with Waka Flocka Flame, and our EKU traditions, such as the Welcome Walk, Powell Palooza, President’s Party and Big E Class photo.

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Video Blog


EKU Celebrates LatinX Heritage Month

LatinX Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the richness of LatinX cultures and communities in the United States. Hear from EKU faculty, staff, and students about the significance of sharing and celebrating LatinX Heritage Month at EKU.

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