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Scheduling a Campus Visit

Please Read this Section Before Registering for a Tour

Note about visits from March 23 thru April 10: All sessions and tours scheduled between March 23 and April 10 have been full since early March, as many high school students scheduled weeks in advance to visit during their Spring Break. Should space become available due to cancelations, the session and tour will automatically be listed on the calendar. As registration is required for campus visits, we hope you'll use our registration calendar to schedule a visit for another date. You may register for your visit using the "Schedule Your Tour Now!" link above. A self-guided tour is also available at the link above. 

The Visitor Center asks all visitors to register online for an official campus tour. Some information sessions and tours, particularly in the months from September through April, fill up over three weeks in advance. For the benefit of all registered visitors, we limit the size of our tours. Open sessions will be visible on the registration calendar. Once a session is full, it will automatically be removed from the calendar. Should space become available due to cancelations, the session and tour will automatically be listed on the calendar. 

Visitors who are not registered for an official campus tour will be provided with a copy of our self-guided tour and viewbook. Our Visitor Center staff is knowledgeable in admissions information and would be happy to answer questions you have before you begin your self-guided tour. 

Please note that the University of Kentucky is in the Eastern Time Zone.

 

Overview of the Information Session and Official Campus Tour

The Visitor Center offers 30-minute information sessions followed by 90-minute campus tours every weekday at the University of Kentucky. The information session is designed to cover admission, scholarship, and housing information for prospective freshmen. (The Visitor Center also offers select transfer student sessions and tours each month; see below for more information.)

After your information session, you'll be led by a student tour guide on a 90-minute walking tour of campus. Your tour will include stops at William T. Young Library, the University's largest library; White Hall Classroom Building; Central Hall; a suite-style residence hall that opened Fall 2013; the Johnson Center, our largest recreation facility; and various other landmarks on campus. We tour rain, snow or shine, so dress comfortably!

 

Admitted Student Days

Pre-registration is Required — Review the Information Below Before Registering

The purpose of Admitted Student Days is for admitted students to tour campus and meet current students from their college. The visit will include a tour along a route different from our typical campus tour. Additionally, admitted students will mingle with current and prospective students from the college to which they are admitted. While students are meeting, parents will attend a parent session with the Office of New Student & Family Programs.

Please note: Admitted Student Days do not replace University Orientation. Orientation for students who pay the enrollment deposit and orientation fee will take place over the summer. More information about University Orientation is available at seeblueU.com.

Admitted Student Days will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register for an Admitted Student Day, click here. Registration is required to attend. Available Admitte Student Days will appear on the registration calendar, but please review the information below first.
 

Some colleges will not be able to provide representatives on every date. Please carefully review the list below before registering. You will find the name of the college to which you are admitted on your Acceptance Letter.

 
Colleges Available for Every Admitted Student Day
Business and Economics Design
Education Engineering
Fine Arts Nursing
Public Health Social Work
Undergraduate Studies  

Colleges and Programs with Restricted Availability
Biology Majors Only Available Friday, April 10 & Friday, April 17
Agriculture, Food and Environment Not Available April 16 & April 17
Communication and Information Not Available April 21

Engineering Not Available April 13 — Consider Engineering Grand Tour
Health Sciences Not Available April 16 & April 17

To register for an Admitted Student Day, click hereRegistration is required to attend.

 

 

Weekday Visits

There's no doubt that the best way to feel the energy and excitement on UK's campus is to come see it for yourself. Some of the benefits of visiting on a weekday include:

  • Get the truest feel of life as a Wildcat when you visit while students are moving about between classes.
  • Dining facilities are open every weekday, so you don't need to walk far for your Starbucks fix.
  • Enrollment offices — Undergraduate Admission, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid — have walk-in hours every weekday.
  • Walk through various classroom buildings and colleges after your tour; most are open each weekday.
     

Weekend Visits

For the reasons above, we would prefer that every prospective student visit us on a weekday. Please understand that academic colleges and campus offices, including Undergraduate Admission, Scholarships, Housing, etc., are not open on Saturdays. We also understand that visiting on a weekday may pose challenges to some families. To inquire about a Saturday visit, please call the Visitor Center at 859-257-3595. 

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