Residence Life Academic Initiatives for Students
C.A.T.S. UP Sessions
C.A.T.S. UP sessions are structured conversations that provide information on students’ well-being, roommate relationships, and academic and social adjustment issues, as well as creates more intentional and meaningful interactions between student staff and their residents.
After Office Hours
After Office Hours is a fall semester campus wide program designed to connect you with UK faculty and administrators after traditional office hours in the evening. Most students today balance a full course load, in addition to working or engaging in other activities, which prevents them from going to regularly scheduled office hours. This program brings in a variety of volunteers from around campus into the residence hall where you and other students can ask questions and obtain help you may not have time to do in a normal day.
Living Learning Program (LLP)
Some of our first-year residents live in learning communities that provide in-depth instruction and academic growth in such fields as global issues, healthcare, business and music. UKs Living Learning Programs range from 25 students to over 550 students. Should you choose to participate in an LLP (which you are given an opportunity in your housing application to do so) you will participate in an intense learning experience through a group program that features assignment to rooms within the same vicinity, concurrent registration to academic classes in the field of interest, completion of a service learning project and collaboration with faculty and instructors and an upper-class student peer advisor. Interested residents are strongly encouraged to act as soon as possible to secure a space for academic school year. You can learn more about all of our current programs here.
Additional Academic Resources Outside of Residence Life
*UK is going through a re-structuring process over the next year and so some of these links, offices and resources may change.
- Overview: We provide free tutoring in written, oral, visual, and digital communication to students, faculty, and staff in the College of Engineering.
- Location: WT Young Library/TheStudy North
- Website: www.engr.uky.edu/estudio/
- Overview: Provide a comprehensive academic support system as well as enrichment services to aid in increasing the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. Programs and activities assist students in achieving academic excellence and adjusting to student life at the University of Kentucky.
- Location: 104 McVey Hall
- Website: www.uky.edu/Diversity/CARES/
- Overview: The mission of the CATS program is to create an environment where all student-athletes have the opportunity to maximize their academic, personal, and social growth and improve their post-college quality of life
- Location: Joe Craft Center
- Website: catsacademics.com/about/
- Overview: Several graduate students and undergraduate Chemistry majors offer private tutoring for students in Chemistry courses. Tutoring arrangements are made directly between the student and the tutor, and are not the responsibility of the Department of Chemistry. Inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation by the Department of Chemistry. We encourage students to interview prospective tutors before selecting one, and we remind you that you are not obligated to stay with one tutor if you are not satisfied.
- Location: 125 Chemistry-Physics Building
- Website: https://chem.as.uky.edu/tutors
- Overview: The Organic Chemistry Learning Center is located in CP-25 and is open to any student needing help with introductory organic chemistry classes. All help is provided on a drop-in basis by TAs from the organic chemistry lab courses.
- Location: 125 Chemistry-Physic Building
- Website: https://chem.as.uky.edu/organic-chemistry-learning-center
- Overview: L.E.A.P. provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in ACC 201, ACC 202, ACC 301, ECO 201, ECO 202, and ECO 391 at the University of Kentucky. LEAP is operated by the Gatton College of Business & Economics.
- Location: Gatton College of Business & Economics
- Website: http://gatton.uky.edu/programs/undergraduate/student-success/lab-economics-accounting-proficiency
- Overview: The center is a computing and mathematics learning center of the Mathematics Department and the Mathematical Sciences Computing Facility at the University of Kentucky. Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Assistants for 100 level courses hold office hours in the Mathskeller. In addition, peer tutoring for a variety of math courses is available at The Study in two locations: the third floor of the Commons in the South Campus Residence Complex and the first floor of Champions Court I (Jewal Hall) on north campus.
- Location: CB63 White Hall
- Website: www.mathskeller.com
- Overview: Several graduate students and instructors offer private tutoring for students in 100- and 200-level Physics & Astronomy courses. All listed tutors have experience teaching recitations and/or laboratory sections of these courses. Tutoring arrangements are made directly between the student and the tutor, and are not the responsibility of the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
- Location: 505 Rose Street
- Website: https://pa.as.uky.edu/physics-tutors
- Overview: Is a state-of-the-art multimodal communication center offering tutoring for students and support services for faculty to increase oral, written, and visual communication competence both inside and outside of the classroom, as part of UK's Quality Enhancement Plan (a component of the requirements for our SACS-COC accreditation).
- Location: WT Young Library/ TheStudyNorth
- Website: www.uky.edu/UGE/pres-u
Student Support Services
- Overview: Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to work with students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability. We provide a holistic approach to working with students designed to aid in retention and graduation. The center is dedicated to guide and support you on becoming Our Next Success Story. Our staff and student workers are available to work with you on a one-on-one and group basis. We provide a comprehensive program of academic support combined with personal and career exploration that will maximize your chances for persistence to graduation.
- Location: Multidisciplinary Science Building, Suite 443
- Website: www.uky.edu/sss/
The College of Engineering (Engineering) Tau Beta Pi
- Location: All engineering students are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE tutoring offered every semester in the 1st floor commons of RGAN, Sunday -Thursday, from 3-9 pm each day. Peer tutors that are engineering upperclassmen who have been successful in all levels of pre-engineering and engineering required courses are there to help you. Watch for a notice in the Commons area each semester for an announcement regarding the exact starting date (usually about 2 weeks into the term). In addition, two helpful online resources for assistance with math are “Paul’s Online Math Notes” (a google search will bring up the website) and “Wolfram Alpha”.
- Time: Sun- Thursday from 3pm - 9pm
- Overview: http://www.engr.uky.edu/students/advising/tutoring/
- Overview: The Peer Tutoring Program offers FREE drop-in tutoring for many University of Kentucky (UK) core courses. Offering proactive assistance, the goal of the Peer Tutoring Program is to enhance students' academic experience as early and as often as possible. The Peer Tutoring Program provides a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for students to drop in, as they wish, to seek help on homework or exam prep, or simply to study within a group environment. Peer Tutors in The Study and The Study North are nationally certified, well-trained undergraduate students who have successfully completed the course for which they tutor at UK. This makes them a great resource for questions about a professor or course format in addition to questions pertaining to the subject
- Location: Championship Court 1 (Jewal Hall)/Complex Commons
- Website: https://www.uky.edu/thestudy/
The Writing Center
- Overview: We have a number of different tutorials on topics ranging from document design to simple and fun Photoshop techniques. Most tutorials (except for website creation) are single page PDFs that explain a concept or provide simple step by step instructions. Links within the PDF can be clicked for more information or interesting related material. The PDFs can be opened on any computer. If you prefer reading in print, you can also come by the Writing Center to browse our tutorial binders in person.
- Location: WT Young Library
- Website: https://ukwrite.wordpress.com