K Week Schedule of Events - Saturday, August 19, 2017:

Donut Avoid The Study

8/19/2017, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The Study Central (Donovan Hall, Garden Level); The Study North (Jewel Hall, Bottom Level)

Start your morning and semester off right at The Study!  Enjoy donuts, coffee, and juice while meeting our peer tutors and learning more about The Study's free, drop-in, peer tutoring program. Free tanks, prizes, and information about all of Transformative Learning's services will also be available. Sponsored by Transformative Learning.

 

K Week Information Table and T-shirt Swap

8/19/2017, 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

White Hall Classroom Building, First Floor

If you've got questions about K Week, we've got answers! Stop by the information table to learn more about events and get answers to your questions. You can also participate in our annual T-shirt Swap. Bring your old high school t-shirts or shirts from other colleges and swap them out for UK gear (one per person while supplies last). Used shirts will be donated to charity. Sponsored by K Week.

 

Lewis Honors College Welcome

8/19/2017, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Coliseum

New Lewis Honors College students and their families are invited to join the faculty, staff, and current students for this welcome and introduction to Honors at UK. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Lewis Honors College.

 

Chasing Shadows: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in America

8/19/2017, 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

106 White Hall Classroom Building

A total eclipse of the sun with a perfect view of the solar corona is possible from only one place in the solar system: Earth. On August 21st, the sun's disk will disappear for a maximum of 160 seconds. Where do I have to be to see it? How can I watch it safely? When will my next chance be to see a total eclipse? What can I expect to see? Our discussion will address your questions with a colorful slide presentation. Sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

 

Student Employment

8/19/2017, 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

118 White Hall Classroom Building

Are you looking for a job on campus? The Office of Student Employment wants to provide UK students with an easier way to find flexible jobs while continuing their education. Come and learn about how this one-stop resource can help you during your time here. Sponsored by Human Resources.

 

BCTC-UK Housing Information Session: Learning More about Living on Campus as a BCTC Student

8/19/2017, 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

114 White Hall Classroom Building

This session will be jointly run by UK and BCTC staff to help inform you on what activities, events, and amenities are available as a BCTC student living on UK’s campus! We will talk about the First-Year Experience program at BCTC and explore the resources at UK that will be available to you as well. Sponsored by Enrollment Management and BCTC First-Year Experience

 

When the Chemistry is Right: Surviving Gen Chem

8/19/2017, 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

102 White Hall Classroom Building

Are you taking general chemistry courses this year? Get tips for the best studying and test-taking practices from one of our General Chemistry instructors. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry

 

Surviving Your First Year and Beyond: Strategies for Doing Well in Your Classes

8/19/2017, 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

106 White Hall Classroom Building

Attending college is a different experience than going to high school. There are, however, some strategies that you can use to greatly increase your chances for success. Bill Burke, instructor for Biology 103, will discuss practices that have proven to work. Sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching.

 

Parental Involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Life

8/19/2017, 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

110 White Hall Classroom Building

Parents and families play an important role in their sons and daughters having a positive experience in Greek Life. Families will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff about all issues from academics to leadership and involvement to hazing.  Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

 

Campus Resource Fair

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Outside White Hall Classroom Building

Be sure to stop by to learn more about many of the resources on campus that can help make your first year at UK a success! Sponsored by K Week.

 

Transfer Information Session

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

114 White Hall Classroom Building

Join us for snacks and a brief information session to help connect you with the resources available for transfer students at UK. You’ll have the opportunity to meet representatives from student services and participate in a Q&A. Sponsored by Enrollment Management.

 

All About the Benjamins: UK Resources for Financial Success and Wellness

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

102 White Hall Classroom Building

Navigate your way to financial literacy. Meet our MoneyCATS and the Student Financial Wellness Center team while discovering many of the resources available at UK to students and families to help along the financial success journey. Interactive, fun, and full of awesome prizes – don’t miss out! Parents and families are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by MoneyCATS Peer Coaches and the Student Financial Wellness Center.

 

Succeeding in a Large Lecture Classroom

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

106 White Hall Classroom Building

Do you have classes that meet in Memorial Hall, the 1st floor of White Hall Classroom Building, rooms 121, 221, or 321 in the Jacobs Science Building, or rooms 139, 153, or 155 in the Chemistry-Physics Building? If so, attend this session to discover how to make the most of your academic experience in a large classroom. You’ll learn where to sit, how to form a good relationship with your instructor, and more insider tips for success. Parents and families are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Transformative Learning.

 

Education Abroad Info Session

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

118 White Hall Classroom Building

Join us to learn more about education abroad opportunities at UK! Discover the education abroad experience that meets YOUR interests and plans - there's something for everyone. Let's make your goals a reality so you can #SeeBlueAbroad. Sponsored by Education Abroad & Exchanges.

 

A User Guide to Your Mathematics Class

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

122 White Hall Classroom Building

Are you taking a math class this semester? If so, then don't miss this session on MA 109, 110, 111, 113, 123, and 137. Mathematics faculty will share tips and advice on how to succeed in their classes. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics.

 

Pre-Pharmacy 101

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

110 White Hall Classroom Building

Discover the evolving career of Pharmacy and learn what the #6 nationally-ranked UK College of Pharmacy has to offer! This session introduces a variety of career opportunities available with a PharmD degree and encourages students to explore how to make their applications more competitive for any professional school. Topics will include the importance of volunteering and shadowing, selecting appropriate electives, and networking to build strong references. Special attention is paid to how freshmen can start building healthcare experience. This session is appropriate for all new pre-pharmacy students or anyone wanting to learn more about a degree in pharmacy. Sponsored by the College of Pharmacy.

 

WRD Wish Line

8/19/2017, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Outside White Hall Classroom Building

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) invites all new students to create and share a wish or hope they hold for the coming year at UK. We provide the clothesline and writing utensils, and you provide the wishes and hopes. Share your wishes and your contributions beyond the installation by posting images on social media (#wrdwishuky). Sponsored by Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences.

 

Meet the UK Dining Dietitian

8/19/2017, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

102 White Hall Classroom Building

Join UK Dining Dietitian Lauren McKnight-Ford, RDN, LD for a session on how to eat well on campus, special diets and food allergies, and 'Healthy for Life' programs and initiatives. This thirty-minute session will be offered at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sponsored by UK Dining.

 

Campus Safety Information Session

8/19/2017, 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

122 White Hall Classroom Building

A representative from the UK Police Department will offer important information to keep students safe in the residence halls and around campus. Parents and families are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by UK Police.

 

Horses, Bluegrass, Basketball, and More: Welcome to Kentucky

8/19/2017, 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

110 White Hall Classroom Building

Kentucky is certainly known for its horses, bluegrass, and basketball. You’ll soon find that there is so much more to this great state. This session is the perfect opportunity for out-of-state students and their families to learn about all the great things Kentucky and Lexington have to offer.  Sponsored by K Week.

 

A Parent's Guide to Life After August 19

8/19/2017, 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

106 White Hall Classroom Building

The first year of university life is a period of transition not only for most college students but also for the students’ parents and family members. Join a licensed psychologist from the UK Counseling Center in a discussion of the adjustment issues that students and their families face. Sponsored by the UK Counseling Center.

 

Academic Advising: How It Works!

8/19/2017, 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

114 White Hall Classroom Building

Don’t miss your chance to learn everything you wanted to know about how advisors can help you, the secrets to building a successful advisor-advisee partnership, and making it through to get your degree! Sponsored by the UK Advising Network.

 

Exploring Majors & Careers at UK

8/19/2017, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

102 White Hall Classroom Building

You’ve got questions and we can help! This session will introduce you to the people and resources at UK to help you discover your interests, choose your major, and find a career that’s right for you. Sponsored by the James W. Stuckert Career Center.

 

Canvas 101

8/19/2017, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

110 White Hall Classroom Building

Canvas is an online tool that allows instructors to post course information, conduct discussions, give quizzes, and more. You will likely use Canvas in many of your first-year classes. Come learn how to use the site before classes begin. Sponsored by Information Technology Services.

 

Parents Watch for Warning Signs: The Impact of Mental of Health

8/19/2017, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

114 White Hall Classroom Building

Parents and families, just because your sons and daughters are leaving you at home doesn’t mean they won’t be talking to you when times are tough. Learn how to see the warning signs of suicide and other mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression in your college student. You’ll also learn what questions to ask and be able to make good referrals so students get the help they need. Sponsored by the UK Counseling Center.

 

#UKLifeHacks (In Pres U!)

8/19/2017, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Presentation U! @ The Hub in W.T. Young Library

Learn tips and tricks for academic success from some of UK’s best and brightest students. Sponsored by Transformative Learning.

 

Meet the UK Dining Dietitian

8/19/2017, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

102 White Hall Classroom Building

Join UK Dining Dietitian Lauren McKnight-Ford, RDN, LD for a session on how to eat well on campus, special diets and food allergies, and 'Healthy for Life' programs and initiatives. This thirty-minute session will be offered at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sponsored by UK Dining.

 

Faith and College: Campus Ministry Opportunities at UK

8/19/2017, 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

106 White Hall Classroom Building

What about college and faith? No doubt there is a spectrum of involvement in faith – but we are all on a spiritual journey. There are organizations at the University of Kentucky investing resources to encourage individuals in their journey. The Religious Advisors Staff (RAS) looks forward to sharing information about these organizations with you and helping those newest to the Big Blue family find a faith community where they can be encouraged and thrive. We encourage you to check ukfaith.org for more information. Sponsored by the Religious Advisors Staff.

 

Getting Around Campus and Beyond

8/19/2017, 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

110 White Hall Classroom Building

A UK Transportation Services representative will talk about all the ways to get to and around campus and Lexington. Many students find that it’s just as quick, easy, and convenient to get around by using the alternative transportation resources that the university

and city offer. You’ll also learn about parking basics and have a chance to ask questions about navigating your new home. Sponsored by UK Transportation Services.

 

Successful Off-campus Living

8/19/2017, 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

114 White Hall Classroom Building

Living off campus can be a challenge for any student. First-year students can be particularly at risk for failure when living off campus. Leases, utilities, ordinances, transportation . . . these issues and more simply add to what can be an already stressful academic transition for new students. This session will provide students and families with resources to help navigate the challenges and issues that accompany living off campus. Sponsored by Off-Campus Student Services.

 

#IAmAWomanInSTEM: I'm a Survivor!

8/19/2017, 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

122 White Hall Classroom Building

Women in STEM-related courses have many challenges. Come hear UK students address those challenges and bring new ideas and recommendations for your future success in STEM at UK. Sponsored by #IAmAWomanInSTEM.

 

New Student Induction Ceremony

8/19/2017, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Memorial Coliseum

Students, family members, and guests are invited to join President Eli Capilouto and other members of the university community to commemorate the start of a new school year. All new students are expected to attend this annual university celebration where they will be officially inducted into the UK family. Parents, families, and guests are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by K Week.

 

Pics at the Plaza

8/19/2017, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wildcat Alumni Plaza

Be sure to stop by after the New Student Induction Ceremony for refreshments! We encourage students, families, and friends to get their photo made with our famous Bowman statue. Sponsored by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow.

 

Caturday

8/19/2017, 6:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

Pieratt Fields (Johnson Center Fields)

All new students will gather with their K Teams to continue getting to know one another and start meeting others. You won't believe all the ways we are going to help you meet your new friends and classmates! Sponsored by K Week.

 

Big Blue U

8/19/2017, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Kroger Field

Following Caturday, join the Big Blue Nation with a march into the stadium for one of K Week's best traditions. You’ll learn UK cheers and songs, hear from UK coaches, and get your class photo taken on the football field! Be sure to wear UK blue (maybe your new K Week shirt?!) to show your Wildcat pride. Student football season vouchers will be sold after the event at Ruckus (based on availability). Go Cats! Sponsored by UK Athletics.

 

Campus Ruckus

8/19/2017, 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Pieratt Fields (Johnson Center Fields)

Following Big Blue U...What better way to kick off the new school year than with SAB? Join us at our annual back-to-school bash as we showcase many of the numerous organizations on campus with a night full of free food, free fun, and fireworks! We’ll have a variety of inflatables available, and each organization will have a cool carnival game prepared to break the ice with new students. Sponsored by Student Activities Board.