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The University of Kentucky has announced dates and times for its May 2023 Commencement Ceremonies. Ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.

For the College of Public Health, commencement occurs on Friday, May 5 at 9 a.m.

Because the University of Kentucky has shifted most of its ceremonies to Friday, the university can now conduct one ceremony on Saturday morning, avoiding conflict with the Kentucky Derby and celebrations later that day.

The schedule of colleges is as follows:

Friday, May 5

9 a.m. 

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • College of Communication and Information
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Social Work

2 p.m. 

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

6 p.m. 

  • Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • College of Design
  • College of Nursing

Saturday, May 7

9 a.m. 

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences

For the most up-to-date information on the May 2023 Commencement Ceremonies, visit

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