Schedule of Events

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K Team Meeting: K Week Kick-off

Johnson Center Fields

Students, this is your first don't-miss event! Tonight you will meet your K Team and K Crew leader. You'll be spending a lot of time with them during K Week. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. When you arrive at Johnson Center Fields just look for a sign with your K Team number (indicated on the nametag you received in your K Week packet at check-in). Your K Crew leader will be there waiting to meet you!
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.

New Student Induction Ceremony

Memorial Coliseum

Students, family members, and guests are invited to join President Eli Capilouto and other members of the University community to commemorate the start of a new school year. All new students are expected to attend this annual University celebration where they will be officially inducted into the UK family. Parents, families, and guests are encouraged to attend.
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.

K Team Meeting: K Week Overview

Johnson Center Fields

All new students will attend a meeting to learn more about the fun activities planned during K Week. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions of returning students who are eager to show you the best way to get started at UK! After your meeting, your K Team will march to Commonwealth Stadium for Big Blue U.
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.





Big Blue U

Commonwealth Stadium

Join the Big Blue Nation with a march into Commonwealth Stadium. You'll learn UK cheers and songs, hear from UK coaches, and get your class photo taken on the football field! Be sure to wear UK blue to show your Wildcat pride. Go Cats!
Sponsored by UK Athletics.





Campus Ruckus

Blue Lot at Commonwealth Stadium

Campus Ruckus is the perfect event to kick off the school year! Come join us after Big Blue U for great activities, inflatables, music, and a huge fireworks show to end the night. Student organizations will have games and fun information to let you know what all UK has to offer. There will be free food, drinks, and tons of free t-shirts too! This event is a UK and Student Activities board tradition. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by Student Activities Board.





K Team Meeting: Lunch and Campus Tour


Ask your K Crew leader for your designated meeting location

All new students will meet with their K Teams for lunch and a campus tour to help them find their classes. Check with your K Crew leader to find out where to meet. Plus, at the conclusion of your tour you will receive a free K Week t-shirt (while supplies last).
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs





UK Lex-Mart

Botanical Gardens, walkway between Student Center and Patterson Office Tower)

New to town? Don't know where to shop? Or just want free stuff? Stop by UK Lex-Mart, our community business fair! Local stores, restaurants, and other businesses will be on hand to welcome you to Lexington. Come check out what services they have to offer, enjoy tasty treats, and stock up on coupons and giveaways.
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.





Student Center Spectacular

Student Center

A tradition to rival all others, Student Center Spectacular is the perfect way to spend your evening! Packed full of activities and fun from free food, comedy shows, and all kinds of activities and action all over the Student Center. We showcase our best and brightest by providing the opportunity to learn about the great student organizations that are housed within the Student Center. Don't miss out!
Sponsored by Student Activities Board, UK Student Center, WRFL, WSTV, Center for Student Involvement, Diversity Education & Community Building, Dining Services, Martin Luther King Center, Student Government, University Health Service, UK Federal Credit Union, UK Athletics, UK Police Department.





UK FUSION

Johnson Center Fields

Be a part of one of the largest community service events in the state! Members of the University community will work in small groups to complete service projects in Fayette County. UK FUSION is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends, make a difference in the community, and reaffirm UK's commitment to service. Registration materials are available at uky.volunteermatch.org. Online registration is highly encouraged as those who are registered before the event will have first choice in selecting a community service project. Please check out the website for more information. Students must arrive by 9:30 a.m. Students who have not pre-registered will have an opportunity to do so at this time but are not guaranteed their project of choice. A sack lunch will be provided. All participants must utilize bus transportation for projects taking place off campus. Buses will not return until early afternoon. All participants are invited to attend our End-of-Day Celebration following their service!
Sponsored by Center for Community Outreach.





K Team Meeting: Dinner with your K Team


Ask your K Crew leader for your designated meeting location

All new students will meet with their K Teams for dinner.
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.





Meijer Mania


Buses will run continuously during the event and will pick up and drop off students at Wildcat Alumni plaza on Euclid Ave. across from Memorial Coliseum AND at the corner of University Drive and Huguelet Drive

Don't miss this fun opportunity to catch a bus with other UK students and enjoy a late-night shopping excursion to the Meijer store at Hamburg Pavilion. Stock up on laundry detergent, items for your residence hall room, soft drinks, snacks, and anything else you might need to be at home on campus. You'll be able to buy all this and more while enjoying discounted shopping, free food, cool activities, and prizes!
Sponsored by Meijer in Hamburg Pavilion.





College Meetings

Designated locations (see the full schedule of events for the location of your college meeting)

All new students are expected to attend a meeting with their college to welcome them and...





K Team Meeting: Common Reading Experience Discussion

Ask your K Crew Leader for designated meeting location

All freshmen are expected to meet with their K Team for a small-group discussion session and to turn in their QLC assignment. These sessions will not only allow new students to participate in the campus-wide Common Reading Experience but will also allow them to get last-minute questions answered by their K Crew leader. Participants will receive a free t-shirt from their K Crew leader at We Are UK for having their QLC assignment (while supplies last). Come even if you haven't read the book. You can still talk and share your perspectives.
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.





Transfer Student Meet & Greet


Location: 102 Miller Hall

Come by and join other transfer students for a general meet and greet. It will be a fun and relaxed atmosphere with refreshments and a great opportunity to get your questions answered. Plus, you'll also receive a voucher for a free t-shirt at We Are UK (while supplies last).
Sponsored by Undergraduate Studies.





We Are UK

Memorial Hall Amphitheater

We Are UK is an exciting event that celebrates the uniqueness of the UK community. This festival includes a variety of free food from Kentucky and from around the world. You'll also see live performances ranging from hip hop to country, poetry to debate, and other random talents from UK students, faculty, and staff.
Sponsored by Office of New Student and Parent Programs.





Student Involvement Fair

Outside White Hall Classroom Building

Want to get the most out of your college experience? Then get started by attending the Student Involvement Fair. This event will introduce you to many of UK's student organizations and help you get connected with fellow Wildcats. Getting involved is the best way to meet people, enhance your skills for the future, and take full advantage of the opportunities in student life. This event will also have free ice cream and cold drinks!
Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement.





Old Navy FUNIVERSITY

Buses will run continuously during the event and will pick up and drop off students at Wildcat Alumni Plaza on Euclid Ave. across from Memorial Coliseum and the corner of University Drive and Huguelet Drive.

Join fellow UK students and catch a free ride to the Old Navy Fayette Plaza store for a FUNIVERSITY experience! The fun begins as soon as you get on the bus with trivia, games, and prizes. Once you arrive at the store you'll find even more activities and giveaways as well as the opportunity to shop late into the night. There will be free food from area restaurants to enjoy while you shop and play. Old Navy loves UK, and you'll love the FUNIVERSITY night at Old Navy!
Sponsored by Old Navy in Fayette Plaza.





Resident Student Association Annual Move-In Block Party