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  • Log on to EKU Direct - Your user ID is your EKU ID number and your password is your six-digit birthdate (mmddyy)
  • Activate your EKU email through EKU Direct, under the Personal Information tab at the top
  • Run a DegreeWorks audit through EKU Direct to see how your courses have been applied to your degree and view your assigned advisor

Note: If you do not have an assigned advisor or are having trouble getting connected, go to for information about advising support from the college of your major, or contact our office at 859-622-7686

  • Contact your academic advisor to choose your courses for the upcoming semester. Your advisor will provide you with your RAC (Alternate ID) number, which you will need for registration
  • Register for classes according to the number of credit hours you have earned - you can find registration dates at
  • Request your student identation card at the Colonel Card office, after you have registered for classes
  • Register your vehicle for a parking pass on your EKU Direct account, under the Main Menu tab
  • Apply for housing

Note: All single, full-time, undergraduate students under the age of 21, having fewer than 60 hours, or less than four academic semesters living on campus, are required to live in university residence hall facilities. Exception is made for students residing with their parents in the parents' primary residence within 50 miles of the Richmond campus as determined by an official state map. If you DO meet the exception listed above (living with parents), an additional Living with Parent Verification form must be completed to request the exception.

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