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Freshman Academy

Welcome to the The Freshman Academy for Diverse Students Website!

The Freshman Academy is an interactive learning experience that promotes the retention of all students, with particular focus on minority students. It is designed to provide first year students with the information, encouragement and direction they need in order to navigate college life and reach their academic, personal, and professional goals at Eastern Kentucky University. The Academy connects first-year students with their fellow classmates, and introduces them to EKU faculty, staff and student leaders who will provide on-going support throughout their college career at EKU and beyond.

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As of March 17 2020, Eastern Kentucky University announced that several changes necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak will be made to University operations and instruction for the spring 2020 semester.

In-person events will be canceled or postponed until the end of the semester. Organizations may continue to meet remotely when possible. Also, all public events are suspended, including campus-only events, public tours and the EKU Center for the Arts events.

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