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Save the Date! International Tent/Tailgate Party

UK is celebrating its international family through an International Tent/Tailgate Party on Saturday, October 11. The event will take place two hours before UK’s football game against the University of Louisiana Monroe, the tent will be located near the corner of University Drive and Cooper Drive

All international alumni, Education Abroad alumni, IHP families, faculty, staff and students are invited to gather for this unique U.S. custom, which involves celebrating in the parking lots of stadiums and arenas before a sporting event. Please RSVP here.

The International Tent/Tailgate Party will take place during UK’s Family Weekend.

“Family Weekend is a great time for families to share in their son or daughter’s UK experience for a few days,” said Nancy Stephens, assistant director of New Student and Parent Programs. “We try to put together a diverse schedule of events that showcases the best of UK and Lexington. We like to think there is something that appeals to every member of the family on our calendar.”

The International Tent/Tailgate Party will extend Family Weekend beyond the borders of Kentucky and reflect UK’s global family.

"The international UK alumni family is broad and growing rapidly,” said Beth Barnes, assistant provost for internationalization. “We're looking forward to this event as a way to celebrate the range of internationalization at UK, and as a new gathering point for our international family."

If you cannot attend but would like to participate please send a photo of your UK spirit to, he will share your “family” photos on the International Tent/Tailgate Party website and UK’s social media.

The UK International Center, the UK Alumni Association, and the UK Parent Association are hosting the event.

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