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

Alum Erin Ashley Simon, UK announce 1st recipient of Esports Internship Fund

The University of Kentucky and Erin Ashley Simon announced UK freshman Abbie Davidson as the first recipient of the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund, a scholarship created by the namesake UK alumna and leading woman in esports. 

'There's so much more to learn' — UK student Princess Agbozo blazes her own trail

Originally from Ghana, first-generation student Princess Magor Agbozo came to the University of Kentucky with a desire to help others.

UK professor recognized by ESPN2 for ‘Going the Extra Yard’

Keiko Tanaka was nominated by several Wildcats for her ability to connect with her students as a teacher and mentor.

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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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