The University of Kentucky has been ranked 7th on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2011 for 4-Year Institutions.
Welcome Home Veterans
Be sure to note your veteran status on your Application for Admission. The application fee is waived for our veterans.
The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. From its founding as a Land Grant University in 1865, charged with teaching agriculture, mechanics, and military tactics, to its continuing production of leaders for the Army and Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, UK has consistently contributed to the defense of freedom. It has also consistently honored its veterans through such notable campus landmarks as the iconic Memorial Hall and Memorial Coliseum.
The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible. Whether you are entering college for the first time, transferring from another school, or returning after a deployment, the Wildcat community welcomes you home.
The Veterans Resource Center is located in 124 Funkhouser Building across the hall from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
The Veterans Resource Team is made up of dedicated professionals who have an interest in your success. The Team is comprised of professionals from several departments across campus, all with the common goal of helping our veterans accomplish their academic mission. Our mission support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service.
In addition, UK has two student organizations dedicated to the service of our active military and veteran populations:
- The University of Kentucky Student Veterans Association (UKSVA) is comprised of student veterans dedicated to the recruitment, education, and support of all veterans attending the University.
- Honoring Our Military Everywhere (HOME) is a student organization that supports our troops both at home and abroad.
The University of Kentucky also proudly hosts two stellar Reserve Officer Training programs that continue to produce quality leadership for the Army and Air Force.
Higher Education Survey
Higher Education Survey for military members, veterans and their families. Chance to win an iPod Shuffle, iPad Mini and an iPad.
Military-Extension Adventure Camps
Military service member parents and their teenage children (ages 14-18) are invited to attend FREE and exciting adventure camps together to be held throughout 2013 and 2014. Click here for more information.
Eastern Kentucky Veterans' Expo
Serving those who served. June 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boyd County Middle School, 1226 Summit Road, Ashland, KY. Click here for more information.
Kentucky Women Veterans Resource Fair
Free to all women veterans, family and friends. June 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National College, Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509. Click here for more information.
Combat to Kentucky
I want to encourage all of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to participate in UK's Combat to Kentucky oral history project. This project has proven to be more than just recording history for history's sake. It is helping to close the gap between those who have served and those who have not. Schedule your interview today and see just what I'm talking about. For more information, visit: www.c2ky.org
WARNING: Some Web sites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the UK's Veterans Resource Center. The UK's Veterans Resource Center does not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.