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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 Artists' 'Imagine Nation' on Display in Downtown Lexington

In November 2020, students in the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies’ Guerilla Art class installed an original mural near UK’s downtown campus on Emmaline Lane.

UK Engineering's L. Stanley Pigman Scholarships Available to Eastern Kentucky Students

The Pigman Scholarship helps make engineering students' dream come true.

Letting Your Student Fail and Supporting Them When it Happens

While it’s natural for parents to worry about failure, there are times when it can be productive for your college students — and a chance for them to change for the better.

Visit Us!

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 $2.7 billion campus transformation for yourself. From residence halls and academic buildings, to dining halls and a new 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.

Register for Orientation