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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.

For UK Football Player, Nursing is the Ultimate Team Sport

As the punter for the University of Kentucky football team, Goodfellow relies on his teammates to bring the Wildcats to victory. Everyone knows their position and works together. The same model, he says, applies to the dynamic between him and his fellow nurses at UK HealthCare.

UK Students and Alumni Help Produce National Television Show From Lexington

Students who dream of making their mark in the entertainment industry used to think they’d need to head to Hollywood, New York or Atlanta. But 10 University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information (CI) students and alumni added their names this summer to the credits of a new, nationally televised reality show without ever leaving Lexington.

UK Junior Kayli Bolton Named Astronaut Scholar

University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced biology and Lewis Honors College student Kayli Bolton is one of 2021’s 60 recipients to be awarded a scholarship of up to $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF).

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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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