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Key Events

Below you'll find our Key Events, the biggest gatherings of K Week! Beyond the Key Events, many student organizations host open houses, information sessions, and fun get-togethers, so you’ll want to check out all those offerings in August to see what interests you.

Since it is the second step of the orientation process to UK, all new students are expected to attend K Week and have the opportunity to customize their experience by creating a schedule that reflects their needs and interests.

Be sure to bring your WildCard student ID and Event Pass from BBNvolved attendance will be taken at many events.

When you’re not attending K Week events, we encourage you to explore campus and Lexington, stop by UK Bookstore to pick up any textbooks and school supplies you might need, and connect with others living around you. This time prior to the first day of classes is meant to ease your transition to the UK community and help you feel more comfortable on our campus!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

K Week Kick-off: 8 p.m.

8 p.m., students living off campus are encouraged to arrive early at 7:30 p.m., South Lawn (behind The 90)

It's the first night of K Week, and we're so excited to get things started and meet YOU! New students will gather to meet the others on their K Teams as well as their K Crew leader and learn more about what is going to be taking place during K Week. We'll have some fun and help you meet a ton of new people! You'll pick up your free K Week shirt, too! Attendance will be taken. K Team assignments will be posted in the UK Guides mobile app prior to K Week. Sponsored by K Week.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

College Meetings: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Throughout the day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

All new students are expected to attend their designated meeting; attendance will be taken. Please see below for specific times and locations for each college.

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment College Welcome: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment College Welcome: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Seay Auditorium, Ag North Building  

Don’t miss this welcome event for all new students in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment. You will meet faculty, academic advisors, and students from your program, hear tips for success, and connect with clubs related to your interests and career goals. You will also have a chance to grub out and snag some college swag.  

College of Arts & Sciences: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

College of Arts & Sciences: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Barker Plaza, Gatton Student Center 

Kick off your semester with a welcome from the dean in Barker Plaza outside the Gatton Student Center. Then meet faculty, students, and staff from your major inside the Gatton Student Center. Explore student clubs and find resources and other opportunities available to you. Don’t forget to pick up your College of Arts and Sciences t-shirt while you are there!   

Gatton College of Business and Economics Gatton Welcome: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Gatton College of Business and Economics Gatton Welcome: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Gatton College of Business and Economics Atrium

New students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics are invited to join us for a welcome from faculty and staff, community-building opportunities, free gelato and popcorn, and giveaways!

1 - 2 p.m. - Students with last names A-K meet in Kincaid Auditorium (Room 111); Students with last names L-Z, enjoy the resource/major fair in the Atrium and Dicken Plaza!

2 - 3 p.m.: Community Rooms in the Gatton College open - see digital signage in the building for directions.

3 - 4 p.m.: Students with last names L-Z meet in Kincaid Auditorium (Room 111); Students with last names A-K, enjoy the resource/major fair in the Atrium and Dicken Plaza!

College of Communication and Information K Week College Day: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

College of Communication and Information K Week College Day: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts Lawn 

This is your first opportunity to learn about the college while meeting other CI freshmen, faculty, staff, and alumni. Find out more about CI organizations, getting involved, and what you can do with your major. Attendance is expected. Free food and t-shirts! 

College of Design College Meeting: 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

College of Design College Meeting: 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pence Hall 

Join other first-year students as we learn about the programs, studies, and services available to you as a College of Design student. Lunch will be provided. 

College of Education New Student Welcome: 2 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

College of Education New Student Welcome: 2 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Seaton Center Gym

You will have a chance to get a ton of resources during our education fair and meet the dean, faculty, staff, and other new incoming students. There will be food, and you can pick up a free t-shirt and other college swag. We will have a drawing with some great prizes, too!  

College of Engineering New Student Welcome: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

College of Engineering New Student Welcome: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts and College of Engineering Courtyard

Don’t miss this welcome event for all new College of Engineering students.  We will begin in the Singletary Center for the Arts where you will meet faculty, your academic advisors, and other staff who will be great resources for you during your academic journey. You will also hear about your First Year Engineering classes and receive some advice from students who have already successfully completed their first year.  Following the presentation in Singletary, you will be dismissed to the College of Engineering courtyard for free pizza and drinks and opportunities to meet with our engineering student organizations. Free t-shirts will be given along with a drawing from some awesome prizes.  

College of Fine Arts K Week College Meeting: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Guignol Theatre, Fine Arts Building 

College of Fine Arts K Week College Meeting: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Guignol Theatre, Fine Arts Building 

Music, Theater & Dance, Arts Administration, and Visual Arts majors, join us for opportunities to connect and learn more about CFA majors and fellow student artists, meet faculty, join student organizations, get swag, learn wellness, and tour the UK Art Museum. Please note that Arts Administration majors will meet earlier in the day from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. in 208 Fine Arts Building before heading to the CFA college meeting together. We look forward to your joining our creative community! 

College of Health Sciences Welcome: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom  

College of Health Sciences Welcome: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom  

K Week event for incoming students to pick up their signature FREE CHS swag item, meet and learn about their College of Health Sciences community, and mingle with peer mentors and fellow incoming students. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. 

College of Nursing: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

College of Nursing: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema

Welcome Pre-Nursing students - we are excited to have you! Join us to meet your advisors, faculty, and staff. We will be giving you some helpful hints and tricks as you embark on your college journey and will be passing out prizes along the way! See you soon!

College of Public Health: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

College of Public Health: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., 330AB Gatton Student Center 

Meet students, faculty, and staff in the College of Public Health. Attend for a chance to win prizes and get a head start at becoming a Public Health Champion! 

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration - Public Policy Welcome: 1 - 3 p.m.

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration - Public Policy Welcome: 1 - 3 p.m., 330C Gatton Student Center

Welcome to UK and the Public Policy program! This is an opportunity to learn more about your major plus meet your cohort and Martin School faculty. We'll be providing T-shirts and lots of tips and tricks for success at UK!

College of Social Work K Week College Meeting: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

College of Social Work K Week College Meeting: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 330AB Gatton Student Center  

We are excited to welcome you to the College of Social Work! Join us to get to know other College of Social Work students as well as faculty and staff. We will have a short orientation, activities, and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you!

Campus Ruckus: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Kroger Field

What better way to kick off the new school year than getting involved on campus? Join in at the SAB annual back-to-school bash, Campus Ruckus, featuring up to 200 current student organizations with a night full of free snacks, t-shirts, and inflatables! Each organization will have a carnival game prepared to break the ice and share how to get involved. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Please note that K Teams will meet up at 6:45 p.m. to head over to Ruckus together!

 

Friday, August 19, 2022

Pick Your Path: All day

All day

Pick Your Path is a day set aside during K Week for you to spend time getting to know more about some of UK's wonderful campus resources. You get to decide what you want to learn more about – attend as many as you want! You'll meet new people around campus, get free stuff, and learn more about UK. Check the UK Guides mobile app in mid-August for information on all the paths available.

Big Blue U: 7 p.m.

7 p.m., Kroger Field, K Teams will attend together

Join the Big Blue Nation for one of K Week's best traditions. You'll learn UK cheers and songs, hear from UK President Eli Capilouto and coaches, and get your class photo taken on the football field! Be sure to wear your new K Week shirt to show your Wildcat pride and comfortable shoes. Sponsored by UK Athletics.

Please note that K Teams will meet up at 6 p.m. to head to Big Blue U together and be seated in time for a 7 p.m. start.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Student Organization Open Houses: All day until Cat-A-Palooza

All day until Cat-A-Palooza

Check the UK Guides mobile app in mid-August for a full schedule of events and activities hosted by many of our registered student organizations.

K Team Classroom Tours: Saturday or Sunday, time TBD by each K Team

Saturday or Sunday, time TBD by each K Team

All new students will meet with their K Teams for a campus tour to help them find their classes and other important destinations on campus. Check with your K Crew leader to find out where and when to meet. Attendance will be taken.

Cat-A-Palooza: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Gatton Student Center, K Teams are encouraged to attend together

Grab free food, listen to live music, play laser tag, recharge in our Chill Zone, and meet all of the awesome people behind the amazing resources in the Gatton Student Center! Sponsored by the Counseling Center, DanceBlue, EMPOWER: Women’s Leadership Program, Gatton Student Center Administrative Office, International Center, Martin Luther King Center, Off-Campus Student Services, Office of LGBTQ* Resources, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Student Organizations and Activities, Student Support Services, UK Credit Union, UK Dining, UK Police Department, Violence Intervention and Prevention Center, Visitor Center, Well-Being, and WRFL.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Student Organization Open Houses: All day

All day

Check the UK Guides mobile app in mid-August for a full schedule of events and activities hosted by many of our registered student organizations.

K Team Classroom Tours: Saturday or Sunday, time TBD by each K Team

Saturday or Sunday, time TBD by each K Team

All new students will meet with their K Teams for a campus tour to help them find their classes and other important destinations on campus. Check with your K Crew leader to find out where and when to meet. Attendance will be taken.