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Office of Student Affairs
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
A registered nurse is on duty and/or on call during the regular academic semesters. The nurse is available for consultation, treatment and referral. Students are not required to receive treatment from the university nurse, and they are free to seek aid elsewhere at their own expense. Parents or guardians are notified in the event of a major illness or injury.
Students at UPIKE are protected by an accident-only insurance plan. Health insurance may be purchased on an individual basis through the Office of Student Services.
Phone: (606) 218-5048
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
The nurse’s station is located in the Coal Building Room 515. Please use the rear entrance, nurse’s office is located on your right.
The Office of Business Affairs, located in the Administration Building on the ground floor, issues student ID cards during GROWL orientation.
Students are responsible for the security of their ID cards and should never loan cards to other students.
The student ID card allows students to access their residence hall, dine in the City View Cafe’ and use Bear Bucks at the food court in the Health Professions Education Building.
Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately to the Office of Business Affairs.
Campus parking is managed by the Office of Public Safety. Parking is a privilege which entails certain responsibilities. It is the vehicle operator’s responsibility to know and abide by the university’s parking regulations as well as state and local laws.
Visit the Office of Public Safety, here for more information
The Disability Resource Center assists in coordinating accommodations for students so that every student with disabilities has equal access to actively participate in all facets of the educational experience at UPIKE.
Visit the Disability Resource Center, here for more information
Upward Bound is a federally funded program on the campus of the University of Pikeville. Upward Bound is dedicated specifically to helping students in Eastern Kentucky succeed in high school and at the postsecondary level.
Upward Bound was created by the 1965 Higher Education Act and is one of eight programs collectively referred to as “Federal TRiO Programs.”
UPIKE’s Upward Bound program began in 1975 and has helped thousands of students gain new experiences and develop academically and culturally in a safe and secure environment.
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
UPIKE’s Office of Information and Technology Services supports student accounts, networking and computer usage on campus.
The offices and Helpdesk is located on the ground floor of Armington.
Visit the Office of Information and Technology Services, here for more information
UPIKE offers a flex meal plan for students. All residents are required to participate in the meal plan.
Exemption from the plan due to special dietary needs will be granted only if the food service is incapable of complying with a doctor’s instructions.
The City View Café is located in the Coal Building. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are made-to-order at this all-you-care-to-eat location. Choose international entrees, grill, deli, salad bar and more.
In the Health Professions Education building students will find a quick service Chic-Fil-A, Einstein Brothers and P.O.D. Market.
For more information on Campus Dining Services, click here.
UPIKE provides rooms to support nursing parents upon returning to work, school, or campus. Any nursing parent who is a UPIKE community member can use either of the convenient mother’s rooms. Each room offers a clean, secure, and private space for parents during their time on campus. All rooms are equipped with comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and refrigerators. Below is a list of the rooms and details about location, access, and accommodations for each. Please contact the appropriate room manager for registration prior to use.
Health Professions Education Building, Room 402
Access Contact: Beth Bowersock, 606-218-5344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coal Building, Room 513
Access Contact: Graduate & Health Professions Student Affairs, Coal 5th Floor Suite or 606-218-5400
UPIKE offers cardboard recycling across campus. Students can drop off flattened cardboard boxes and products at any drop-off location.
There are currently two drop-offs available:
More locations will be added in Fall 2022.
For more information on recycling initiatives at UPIKE, contact Director of Facilities Charles Atkinson at email@example.com.