University of Kentucky Parent Association

Join the UK Parent & Family Association

Much like the PTA, the UK Parent & Family Association is a dues-based organization. While all parents, guardians, and family member, of UK undergraduates can seek assistance from the Parent & Family Association staff, participate in Family Weekend, and access the Parent & Family Association website, there are benefits available only to current members. Join today, and support your UK student for just a few dollars a month!

Membership Benefits

  • Cat Chat email newsletter, one of the most popular services
  • Insider's Guide handbook for parents and families of new UK students
  • Chapter Two handbook for parents and families of sophomores
  • Member discounts, including local hotels, restaurants, and shops
  • Family Weekend perks, including ticket discounts for select events
  • Eligible to apply to be on the Parent Advisory Council
  • Access to the Parent & Family Association website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
  • Support from the staff in the Office of New Student & Parent Programs
  • Special goodies, including a Parent & Family Association tote bag, for parents and family members who sign up in person at on campus at events like summer orientation and K Week

How to Join - Parents & Families of New Students

All parents and family members of UK undergraduate students are eligible to join the Parent & Family Association. We welcome parents, guardians, grandparents, and anyone interested in supporting a UK student. Membership is per household.

Annual Membership: $35

(valid through June 30, 2017)
That's only $2.91 a month!

Undergraduate Career: $125

(valid for five years, through June 30, 2021)
This is a savings of $15 versus four annual memberships and $50 versus five annual memberships!

In June 2016, the Parent and Family Association will be introducing our new online Member Center which will offer UK parents and families the opportunity to join the association, renew their membership, and connect with other UK families.

You may print a membership application and mail it in with a check or credit card information.

How to Renew Membership

Current members have received renewal information via email. Please direct any questions to or (859) 257-6597.

We Are Committed to Serving All UK Families

While we strongly encourage all families to join the Parent & Family Association and take advantage of the numerous membership benefits, we are committed to providing assistance regardless of membership status. Therefore, all UK families are invited to attend Family Weekend, access the UK Parent & Family Association website, and seek support from the staff in the Office of New Student & Family Programs.

Why Do We Charge Dues?

The Parent & Family Association is a self-supporting organization that does not receive funding from the University. Therefore, membership dues as well as private support are essential to the continuation of UKPFA programs and services, including Family Weekend and publications. Knowing that sending a student to college is a financial sacrifice for the whole family, we are committed to keeping membership dues as reasonable as possible.