University of Kentucky Parent & Family Association

Family Weekend

The University of Kentucky cordially invites you and your family to attend Family Weekend, October 2-4, 2015. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to visit campus and experience what it feels like to be part of the Big Blue Nation! We know you are looking forward to spending time with your son or daughter, so we have put together a flexible schedule of events that allows ample time for your family to take part in the activities that interest you. These events reflect the wide variety of activities and resources that are available to your student both on and off campus as well as some special opportunities just for Family Weekend participants.

From Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, you can do everything from cheering on the Wildcats to enjoying the tradition of live horse racing at Keeneland. Or you can venture off campus and explore historic downtown Lexington and see what the greater Bluegrass community has to offer. Attend the much-anticipated Family Weekend Tent Party before the UK vs. Eastern Kentucky football game, and enjoy an intimate Sunday lunch at historic Spindletop Hall. There will be numerous events where you can mingle with other families and UK faculty and staff. The weekend will be packed with fun, family-oriented events from Family Weekend Check-in on Friday to DNT 101: A Taste of the Kentucky Doughnut Trail on Sunday. We guarantee there will be something for everyone!

One of your first stops when you arrive on campus on Friday, October 2 should be Family Weekend Check-in. Start the weekend off right and check out the resource fair where you'll have a chance to learn more about offices and organizations around the University. Meet a few of our Parent & Family Association staff, and make sure to pick up the official Family Weekend Guide, an indispensable go-to guide for the weekend. The guide contains everything you need to know about all the events going on during Family Weekend including parking, ticketing information, and a map. You won't want to be caught without it! Families who stop by check-in will also receive a Family Weekend souvenir only available that night!

During your visit to Lexington, we encourage you to stop by the UK Visitor Center located in the Main Building on campus and the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau in downtown Lexington to learn more about all that UK and Lexington has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!

If you have questions about Family Weekend, please contact the UK Parent & Family Association at (859) 257-6597 or e-mail