About Us

It only takes one day, one gift to make a difference.

Join University of Kentucky alumni, friends and supporters on April 17 for One Day for UK. The giving day will ensure all first-generation college students have life-changing opportunities and the best
classroom and learning experiences possible. 

Today, First-Generation Student Advising is raising money for scholarships and programming efforts. One Day for UK will also support the university’s historic, comprehensive campaign, Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign, which will increase opportunities for student success, fund innovative research, improve health care, strengthen our alumni network and support our athletic programs. Together, we can show the world what Kentucky can do. 

People can make a gift before April 17 at https://uky.networkforgood.com to the college, unit or cause of their choice. Once they complete the gift information on Network for Good, donors can check a box to have their gift applied to the overall One Day for UK total. Track our progress and support the 24-hour giving day on April 17 at https://www.onedayforuk.uky.edu/.


What does it mean to be First Gen?

Being a first-generation (1G) college student means neither of your parents earned a Bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives. First-Generation Student Advising, formally the Office of First Generation Initiatives, was created in 2011 by the Provost to lead campus-wide efforts to recruit, retain and graduate more first-generation students at the University of Kentucky.