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Welcome to the Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services
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The Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services is a division of the Office for Institutional Diversity. CARES's mission is to provide a comprehensive academic support system as well as enrichment services to aid in increasing the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. Programs and activities assist students in achieving academic excellence and adjusting to student life at the University of Kentucky.

Services provided by CARES include: Academic planning through academic progress sessions with a CARES counselor, free tutoring that includes individual tutoring and study groups, assistance with study skills through one-on-one meetings or workshops; and enrichment programs and activities through activities designed to address specific topics at each grade level, i.e. the Critical First Year Program that focuses on topics that range from Understanding Faculty Expectations to Study Abroad Opportunities for first year students, Pathfinders Program that focuses on major exploration and career development for sophomores, and SOAR that focuses on professional and leadership development that enhances career preparedness for juniors and seniors. CARES also hosts the Freshman Summer Program, a six-week academic enrichment program for incoming first year students, and Peer Academic Coaching (PAC) for first year students who have a difficult first semester of college. A University computer lab is also housed at CARES.

To schedule an appointment with a CARES counselor, please CLICK HERE

To sign up for study groups, please CLICK HERE

Contact Information:
Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES)
104 McVey Hall
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0045
Phone: (859) 323-6347
Fax: (859) 257-2425

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

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