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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.

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Confirm Your Place at UKAll new, transfer and readmission students must participate in Big Blue Nation Orientation.

Confirm your enrollment by paying your orientation fee and enrollment deposit, then sign up for your Big Blue Nation Orientation.
(Transfer students are assessed the orientation fee after participating in BBN Orientation; there is no enrollment prepayment for transfer students.)

Register in myUK

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.

Activate your account

UK Email

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! 

Access your UKY email at


Complete Your FAFSA

Apply early for financial aid. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available annually on October 1, at Incoming students who are admitted to UK and complete the FAFSA prior to December 1 receive priority consideration for scholarships, financial aid and grants. Include UK’s federal school code, 001989, on your FAFSA. 

Living on Campus

Some of the best memories of college come from living on campus. Friends are made every day in a residence hall, on a walk to class or over a delicious meal. 

Visit Campus

Every step matters. You’ve taken a great step by applying to UK, but take a few more with us by visiting your new home. We have a community eager to show you where a UK education can take you.