Before Your Advising Conference

You will take care of most of your pre-enrollment decisions at your Advising Conference, but you might prefer to do some of the following now.

Set Up Your Email and Computing Accounts

Once accepted as a student of the University of Kentucky, you will have Exchange Active Directory computing accounts automatically created for you. These accounts are the primary means by which you will access UK's computing resources.

To activate your account, visit UK Computing's Customer Service Center and follow the instructions given.

Explore UK's Undergraduate Major Programs

If you haven't decided on a major (or even if you have), be sure to check out UK's many undergraduate majors. You'll find all our major program offerings, as well as their requirements in printable PDF format.

Apply to the Honors Program

If you are a highly-motivated student with an outstanding high school or college GPA, be sure to check out the UK Honors Program.

Students who have not yet made their application to the program may do so in their freshman year to begin course work in the first semester of their sophomore year. The Admissions Committee will primarily consider an applicant's writing and first-semester grades in making admissions decisions for currently enrolled students.

The deadline for all applicants is January 15.

Apply for a Parking Permit

If you plan to bring a car to campus, you may want to sign up for a K Permit, which allows you to park at Commonwealth Stadium. You can apply online between June 1 and July 31. Parking permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Be sure to check out UK's Campus Bus and Shuttle services that offer convenient and timely free transportation for students.

Learn About the University Health Service

UK's University Health Service provides full-time students with outpatient services that cover many of their basic health needs. Other services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.

The health fee is part of the mandatory registration fee paid by full-time students. Part-time students may elect to pre-pay the health fee to entitle them to receive the same covered benefits as full-time students, or they may use the Health Service on a fee-for-service basis.

Get Your WildCard UK ID

You can get your WildCard UK identification at the WildCard ID Center, Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. The Center is located in 107 Student Center. You'll need to bring a photo ID as well as $15.00, payable with cash, check, Plus Account, Visa, or MasterCard. Your WildCard will not be valid until the beginning of the semester.

Register with the Disability Resource Center

Students with documented physical, learning, or temporary disabilities may receive assistance and support from the Disability Resource Center. Many students register during their Advising Conference and we recommended that students register early. However, students are welcome to come in and register at any time. The Disability Resource Center is located in Alumni Gym, Room 2 (859) 257-2754.

Apply for Student Employment

If you're planning to work a part-time job during the school year, be sure to check out the listings at UK's Student Employment Office. Student Employment has links to job openings both on and off-campus in various fields with assorted skills, pay rates, and flexible schedules.

Find Out About Greek Life at UK

Find out about fraternities and sororities at UK at the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Office. The office advises the 44 student-run general fraternities and sororities that exist at the University of Kentucky. Collectively, these organizations represent over 3,000 students, offer over 400 leadership positions, manage 31 small group living facilities, and budget, collect and expend over $3.2 million each year.

Plan to Get Involved!

College isn't all about books, and learning doesn't end at the classroom door. At UK, you will get a well-rounded education in books and life. Check out over 300 student organizations including academic clubs, social groups, Greek organizations, student media, cultural events and leadership activities - all looking for enthusiastic participants like you. The Office of Student Involvement can point you in the right direction!

Learn About UK's Campus

You can familiarize yourself with the UK campus using the interactive campus map. This powerful tool allows users to zoom in or out, get directions, and calculate the distance between two or more buildings. You can roll over a location to see a photo of the building and information, including the street address, official map number and Registrar code (as it appears on your class schedule). You can also access information about parking and download UK maps for printing.


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