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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

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.

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.

Sherman Earns Designated Pilot Examiner Status

Wayne Sherman, who serves as the assistant chief flight instructor and safety manager for the EKU aviation program, earned his DPE status in 2021 after nearly a year of intense interviews, training and monitoring by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is one of only 10 DPEs serving the state of Kentucky.

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2022 All “A” Classic Tournament at EKU

Last week, the All “A” Classic tournament returned to Eastern Kentucky University’s campus, with 32 high school basketball teams going head to head for the championship. Teams from across Kentucky converged at EKU to compete in the statewide tournament. 

EKU Geosciences

Geologic and geographic information and analysis is key to variety of exciting fields—from alternative energy solutions, weather and climate systems, hydrology, and natural disasters & hazards mitigation.

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One Eastern

The Installation ceremony for EKU’s 14th President, Dr. David T. McFaddin, will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022. Click below to get more information about the Installation ceremony and a schedule of events for the week.

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