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The complete K Week schedule can be found on the UK Guides mobile app in August 2024!

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Email KWeek@lsv.uky.edu to be added to the K Week marketing list for campus departments and UK registered student organizations. Event submission guidelines can be found on BBNvolved.

Key Events

Below you'll find Key Events that occurred during K Week 2023! Check back here for a list of Key Events for K Week 2024!

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 on the UK Guides app in August 2024 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 BBNvolved Event Pass as 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!

Take a look at what the 2023 K Week schedule looked like below! More details on the 2024 K Week schedule will be released soon. If you have any questions about the 2024 K Week schedule, please feel free to reach out to us at k-week@uky.edu

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

K Week T-shirt Pick-up: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom

K Week is finally here, and it's time for you to pick up your official t-shirt! Stop by the Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom, pick up your shirt so you'll have it for Big Blue U tonight, and ask any K Week questions you might have. Your BBNvolved Event Pass will be scanned at pick-up; check our website for more information on how to find yours and save it to your phone. We can't wait to see you to get K Week started!

Big Blue U: 8 p.m., Kroger Field

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. Attendance will be taken; scan the QR code at Big Blue U to check yourself in.

Sensory/accessibility note: this event will include extra large groups and loud noises like music and cheers; closed captioning will be available inside Kroger Field.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

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

All new students are expected to attend their designated meeting; attendance will be taken. Specific times and locations for each college can be found here.

Sensory/accessibility note: depending on the college, this event may include large groups.

Campus Ruckus: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., South Lawn (behind The 90)

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.

Sensory/accessibility note: this event will include extra large groups and loud noises like music and cheers.

 

Friday, August 18, 2023

Pick Your Path: Throughout the 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.

Sensory/accessibility note: depending on the session, this event may include large groups.

Wildcat Welcome Festival: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Alumni Commons (along Rose Street)

Kick off the school year at the Wildcat Welcome Festival! The UK Alumni Association invites all UK students to enjoy live music, free food, photos, and games at Alumni Commons. At 8 p.m. the K Week team will give you a chance to meet a ton of new people who are part of the BBN just like you, so don’t miss out! Come celebrate the new school year and have some fun. We will see you there! Sponsored by the UK Alumni Association and K Week.

Sensory/accessibility note: this event will include large groups and loud noises like music and cheers.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

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.

Cat-A-Palooza: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Gatton Student Center

Grab free food, listen to live music, see a hypnotist performance, recharge in our Chill Zone, enjoy crafts, and meet all of the awesome people behind the amazing resources in the Gatton Student Center! Sponsored by the offices and organizations of the Gatton Student Center.

Sensory/accessibility note: this event will include extra large groups and loud noises like music and cheers. A Chill Zone will be available at the event for those who need to decompress.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Student Organization Open Houses: All day until the K Week Celebration

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 Week Celebration: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom

Celebrate one last time before classes start! Pick up more free stuff (including K Week scavenger hunt prizes!), take unique photos, and learn about the fun events still to come this fall. The K Week team hopes you have an amazing first semester at UK! 

 

Sensory/accessibility note: this event will include extra large groups.