Scheduling a Campus Visit
Please Read this Section Before Registering for a Tour
The Visitor Center asks all visitors to register online for an official campus tour. Some information sessions and tours, particularly in the months from September through April, fill up over three weeks in advance. For the benefit of all registered visitors, we limit the size of our tours. Open sessions will be visible on the registration calendar. Once a session is full, it will automatically be removed from the calendar. Should space become available due to cancelations, the session and tour will automatically be listed on the calendar.
Visitors who are not registered for an official campus tour will be provided with a copy of our self-guided tour and viewbook. Our Visitor Center staff is knowledgeable in admissions information and would be happy to answer questions you have before you begin your self-guided tour.
Please note that the University of Kentucky is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Information Session and Official Campus Tour
The Visitor Center offers 30-minute information sessions followed by 90-minute campus tours every weekday at the University of Kentucky. The information session is designed to cover admission, scholarship, and housing information for prospective freshmen. (The Visitor Center also offers select transfer student sessions and tours each month; see below for more information.)
After your information session, you'll be led by a student tour guide on a 90-minute walking tour of campus. Your tour will include stops at William T. Young Library, the University's largest library; Jacobs Science Building; Haggin Hall, a suite-style residence hall that opened Fall 2015; The 90, a new dining facility; the Johnson Center, our largest recreation facility; and various other landmarks on campus. We tour rain, snow or shine, so dress comfortably!
Schedule Your Tour Now!
The best way to experience campus is to schedule a campus visit.
There's no doubt that the best way to feel the energy and excitement on UK's campus is to come see it for yourself. Some of the benefits of visiting on a weekday include:
- Get the truest feel of life as a Wildcat when you visit while students are moving about between classes.
- Dining facilities are open every weekday, so you don't need to walk far for your Starbucks fix.
- Enrollment offices — Undergraduate Admission, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid — have walk-in hours every weekday.
- Walk through various classroom buildings and colleges after your tour; most are open each weekday.
For the reasons above, we would prefer that every prospective student visit us on a weekday. Please understand that academic colleges and campus offices, including Undergraduate Admission, Scholarships, Housing, etc., are not open on Saturdays. We also understand that visiting on a weekday may pose challenges to some families, so we occasionally offer Saturday tours. While we be hosting weekend visit opportunities on select Saturdays during the fall of 2018. Those dates will be available on the calendar by August 2018.
Campus Living and Housing Tour
We designed the Campus Living and Housing Tour as a supplement to our "Information Session and Campus Tour" or as a second visit for those students interested in seeing housing options. The Campus Living and Housing Tour does not replace our Information Session and Campus Tour.
The visit starts with an information session about UK Housing, Living Learning Programs, Dining and the Housing application. Following the 30-minute information session, our tour guides will show you Fresh Food Company, a restaurant in The 90; a four-person suite in Johnson Hall; and a two-bedroom suite in Haggin Hall. You may learn more about these room types here. The visit will begin at 11:15 a.m. and conclude by 12:45 p.m.
Space is limited for our Campus Living and Housing Tours. Registration is required and can be accessed from our registration calendar.
Prospective Transfer Visits
Our Transfer Student Sessions are 45-minute information sessions directly related to prospective transfer student admission, course equivalency, scholarships, financial aid, housing and more. Immediately following the information session, prospective students see campus with one of our Visitor Center tour guides. To see upcoming Transfer Student Sessions & Tours, click using the Schedule Your Tour Now! and look for the 'Transfer' designation.