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Celebrating 100 years

In honor of our 100th anniversary, we are planning a full year of events to celebrate the impact of the College of Education. More events will be added throughout the year. For more information about a college-hosted event you would like to attend, contact Thomas Cantrell in the Office of Student Success at or call 859-257-7681. We also include here a few notable events in the life of the university this year.

September 2023

Sept. 7 – Gary L. Stingle Scholarship Banquet (open to students and donors by invitation)

Sep. 22-24 – UK Family Weekend (open to undergraduate students and guests)

  • College of Education Open House for students and families: Friday, Sept. 22:
    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    109 Dickey Hall
    Teacher Track, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, and Leadership for Community Education and Human Learning   

    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    100 Seaton Center
    Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • Register online for other Family Weekend events.

October 2023

Oct. 8-15 – University of Kentucky Homecoming

  • Oct. 12-15 – Golden Wildcats events (open to Alumni of Class of 1973 and earlier) More information is available via the UK Alumni Association Golden Wildcat Society page.
  • Oct. 12 – 100th Anniversary Student Carnival 3-5 p.m. (open to students, faculty, and staff)
  • Oct. 14 – Kentucky vs Missouri football game. More information about tickets and alumni events is available via the UK Alumni Association's Homecoming page.

Oct. 25 – Young Women Lead (hosted by STEM Education Department, open to high school students; registration required)

November 2023

Nov. 8 – STEM Education Department event: Film screening, "Gravity," (Time and location TBD)

Nov. 13 – Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Department event: Rural Students in Higher Education, presented by Dr. Ty McNamee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Higher Education at the University of Mississippi (open to public)

December 2023

Dec. 16 – University of Kentucky December Commencement. See more on the UK Commencement page.

TBD – Educational Leadership Studies Department event (open to public)

January 2024

Date TBD – Curriculum and Instruction Department event (open to public)

February 2024

Feb. 24 – Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Department event: Honoring our Alumni and Legacy (open to public)

March 2024

March 2 – Teachers Who Made A Difference (invitation only)

March 3 – Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education Department event: Film screening, "Darius Goes West" (open to public). Panel discussion to follow.

TBD – Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department event: (open to public)

April 2024

April 20 – College of Education Centennial Celebration – (open to public, registration required)

May 2024

May 3-4 – University of Kentucky May Commencement. See more on the UK Commencement page.


Learn more about the ways you can support students and the work of the college and help ensure a strong future as we celebrate our 100th anniversary together.

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