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Incoming Freshmen

In a community committed to your success, you’ll find the inspiration to fuel your aspirations. 

Transfer Students

We are here to ensure your educational experience is centered on helping you fulfill your wildest ambitions.

International Students

When different perspectives meet, the world opens up. We welcome students from every corner of the globe and every walk of life.

UK Alumna and TV Personality Gives Back to UK Students Pursuing Careers in Esports

I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Without UK.

New Gatton Student Center Expansion Open, Ready to Serve Campus at Large

The University of Kentucky has recently opened the doors to the expanded dining and student support spaces in the Gatton Student Center.

Resources for First-Gen Students Highlighted During First-Generation Student Week

Firsts can be scary. The first time riding a bike or learning how to drive, or a first job — all scary. Being the first in your family to do something — even scarier. 

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From the first moment you set foot on campus, you become part of a community that pushes and supports you. Come see our more than $2.8 billion campus transformation for yourself. From residence halls and academic buildings, to dining halls and a state-of-the-art student center, we’ve designed a campus for your success.

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Big Blue Nation Orientation

Big Blue Nation Orientation is a student’s official welcome to the UK family. At BBNO, students participate in academic advising and register for their first-semester classes. Additionally, students get familiar with campus, learn about campus resources and support programs and meet lots of other new Wildcats.

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