Start Your Journey Welcome to the University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is home to a powerful community. Here, you belong. Because this is a community built on compassion and respect for all people. And we’re united in a common cause: to create stronger communities across our Commonwealth and beyond and to do the transformative work that makes them thrive. This is what’s possible for you and we’re excited to see where your journey takes you.
Congratulations and Go Cats!
Confirm your enrollment by paying your orientation fee and enrollment deposit, then sign up for your Big Blue Nation Orientation.
(If a deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended until 11:59 p.m. ET the following Monday. Transfer students are assessed the orientation fee after participating in BBN Orientation; there is no enrollment prepayment for transfer students.)
DO THIS FIRST: Activate your linkblue account
Every student needs a linkblue account to complete the confirmation process. Make sure you have your acceptance letter on hand to activate your account; you will need the username and temporary password provided. The linkblue wizard will also guide you through setting up your UKY email address and two-factor authentication.
I've Registered for Big Blue Nation Orientation - What's Next?
Have you registered for your Big Blue Nation Orientation? If so, check out our I've Registered for Orientation - What's Next? Checklist of items you can do prior to your orientation date.
After you’ve activated your linkblue account, you will set up your UKY email address. Check your email regularly for updates and important information on financial aid, scholarships, admissions and even your academic advisor!
View our Admitted Student Virtual Event Recordings!
Did you miss our Admitted Student Virtual Event Series? View the recordings to learn more about a variety of topics including:
- Financial Aid
- Campus Housing
- Student Involvement
- Where a UK Degree Can Take You
- and more!
There's also a session for our Wildcat parents, guardians and families. You don't want to miss these!