Lewis Launch 2020

Lewis 2024, we have liftoff!

Join us for your virtual launch into Lewis Life! These online orientation events will allow you to explore your new living and learning spaces and make connections with the faculty, staff and peers who will be joining you on your Honors journey. You'll also meet representatives from other departments on campus and receive a few pro tips for navigating life on campus. Although the fall semester will look a bit different than any of us imagined, we are still excited to share with you all of the events and opportunities that await you in your first semester as a Lewis Honors student. 

There are three sessions every incoming Honors student must complete: Academic Affairs and Center for Personal Development Review SessionUsing Your Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Results for College Success, and Living the Lewis Life. There are a variety of dates/times offered, so please select a date/time for each section that works best for you. If the date/time you selected for a section becomes full, you will be given your second choice for that session. Select your three sessions here

In addition to student orientation events, we will also be hosting a Q&A Session for Honors Parents/Guardians. When completing the form, please ask your parents or guardians to indicate which date/time they would like to attend this session and include this information in your submission. 


Academic Affairs and Center for Personal Development Review Session

Aug. 3, 4-5:30 p.m. • Aug. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. • Aug. 5, 4-5:30 p.m. • Aug. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. • Aug. 11, 10-11:30 a.m

In this session, you will have an opportunity to meet the Honors academic advisors and faculty. This will be an opportunity to hear more about how they will be there to support you in your Honors journey. Advisors will share details about the various aspects of academic advising like course selection, long-term academic planning and time management. Faculty will share details about their educational backgrounds, research and passions.

Later in this session, you will meet the staff of our Center for Personal Development (CPD). The CPD  is an Honors-only resource that is an important part of your support system. Your personal development counselor partners with you in your exploration of purpose to cultivate self-awareness, well-being and career readiness. During this session, you will get to know the CPD team and the ways it can work with you to have a positive college experience.

Using Your Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Results for College Success
Aug. 12, 4-5:15 p.m. • Aug. 13, 1-2:15 p.m. • Aug. 14, 10-11:15 a.m. 
This session is your chance to review your MBTI results while understanding the personality characteristics that will help you in your transition to college. The Center for Personal Development team will lead you through interactive discussions that will build self-awareness and sensitivity to others.
Living the Lewis Life
Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. 
This session will provide an opportunity for students to get familiar with resources for engagement on campus. Dean Brady, Director of College Life Kondwani Phwandaphwanda ( Dr. K) and Honors peer mentors will lead the session. Student leaders will give an overview of organizations/clubs that they lead and share how new students can get involved. Dean Brady will facilitate a Q&A with representatives from the UK Center for Student Involvement, UK Campus Recreation and Wellness,  the UK Counseling Center, the William T. Young Library and more. 
Q&A Session for Honors Parents/Guardians
Aug. 3, 6 p.m. • Aug. 4, 6 p.m.
This is a special session for parents/guardians, featuring Dean Brady and UK staff. During this time, parents/guardians are able to get familiar with the different resources that are available to Honors students on campus. Dean Brady will lead the sessions and facilitate a Q&A with campus partners from the offices of Residence Life, the Dean of Students, Campus Safety and the Counseling Center. 


*If you have questions about Lewis Launch, contact Director of College Life  Kondwani Phwandaphwanda (Dr. K.) at Kondwani@uky.edu or 859-323-7561.