On behalf of the Student Services Center, welcome to the University of Kentucky! We are thrilled you have decided to join the Big Blue Nation, and we anxiously anticipate your arrival to campus in January!

The entire University of Kentucky community is eager to assist you in your transition to the University. In the fall, new students are welcomed to campus during K Week, our fall orientation, and in January, we kick off the semester with K2. This spring welcome is designed to make your transition to UK and to college life as smooth as possible. During K2, you will find a wide variety of sessions, events, and social gatherings to help you get to know UK better. 

While K2 is designed to welcome all students to campus, our office coordinates a special orientation event for all new undergraduate students. The best way for you to get started at UK is to attend the K2 Kick-off!  Here are the important details:


Date:                      Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Time:                     12:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Check-in is from 12:15 - 1 p.m.)

Location:               The 90, second floor

Registration:          Pre-registration is highly encouraged but not required. Please register here.  

Parking:                 Free parking is available in Parking Structures #5 and #7. Park in one of these areas and you will receive a free parking voucher when you attend the Kick-off. Please visit UK Transportation Services for more information and parking maps. 


What will happen at the K2 Kick-off?  We’ll start off with a resource fair and free lunch for you when you arrive. K2 Kick-off includes an official induction to the university as well as presentations on academic and student life. You will receive tips from a UK faculty member, learn how to get tickets to UK sporting events, and learn about UK parking, campus safety, wellness, and more.

After the conclusion of the program, you will have the chance to tour campus to find your classrooms.  You will also have the option of joining a K2 Team, a small orientation group led by an upperclass student leader, for a free dinner.  At the end of our program, everyone will receive a free long-sleeve K2 t-shirt! While we want your friends and family to also get to know UK, the K2 Kick-off is only for students. Visit the master calendar online at http://calendar.uky.edu for opportunities to attend events with family and friends.

On Tuesday, January 9, the University of Kentucky men's basketball team will host Texas A&M University, and we want you to join in on the fun! In partnership with the Cats Den, K2 will host a watch party for the basketball game. Join us as we cheer on the Cats!

Email us at KWeek@lsv.uky.edu with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on January 9!