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Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
Pause… Are you ready to be a Bear? All students are required to participate in Bear Pause each semester to ensure all matters with admissions, the business office, financial aid, registration, and housing are in order prior to starting classes. Once a student is “cleared” by these various offices, they may check into their room with the Residence Life, participate in athletics and other activities, and attend classes.
Please note: You may be denied access to housing, activities, and classes if clearance items are not completed by your Bear Pause date.
August 3 – Football returning (Have attended GROWL)
August 4 – Athletic Training, Cheer, Dance, Football (Have not attended GROWL), Soccer, Senior Res. Assistants, Volleyball
August 11 – Archery, Band, Cross Country, Men’s Golf, Res. Assistants
August 18 – First Year Students, CAB, Fitness Team, SGA
August 21 – All Other Returning Students (athletes and non-athletes)
Below is a list of items that may be helpful as you prepare to move on campus. If you have questions about specific items, please refer to the Residence Life Guidelines. For additional information or questions, please call The Office of Residence Life at (606) 218-5224.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Here are a few things that we recommend you leave at home:
If you have questions about specific items, please refer to the Student Handbook. For additional information or questions, please call the Office of Residence Life at (606) 218-5224.
To download a pdf copy of the item list above please click here.
All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a residential student meal plan and may select from meal plan options while applying for housing. Meal plans are for use by the student and may not be sold or given to others. Costs associated with the university meal plan will not be refunded due to lack of use by the student.
In rare cases, students with dietary needs stemming from medical necessity may be offered an exemption from mandatory enrollment in a meal plan; such requests will start with the Office of Residence Life and will require endorsement from Health Services and the food service provider in order to be approved. Meal plan information is available from the Office of Residence Life.
Students wishing to arrive prior to their scheduled Bear Pause date (see the “Bear Pause Information” section for details) may do so by filling out this form.