Resources & Services

There are a variety of resources and services available to students who live on campus, whether the need is academic, financial, or related to health and wellness concerns. The list below includes many of the resources and services that can assist students with the questions and concerns they might have. If a student has questions about any of the information listed, they are encouraged to contact their R.A. or the staff at the front desk of their residence hall.

The Study North, South and Central 

Provides free tutoring by peers; visit their website for tutoring hours based on subject.

The Hub

Comfortable place to study; helpful reference librarians; technology support; Writing Center; computer labs; vending food.

Writing Center

Graduate and undergraduate student peer consultants assist with the process of composing and communicating in all media, including essays, reports, posters, visuals, websites, slide presentations, and videos.


Offers free tutoring and help with 100-level math classes.

General Chemistry Learning Center

Receive help from chemistry graduate students for 100-level chemistry courses.

Presentation U!

Get help with honing any aspect of your multimodal communication skills and/or projects (e.g., public speeches, group presentations, computerized slideshows, digital projects, etc.). Schedule a tutoring appointment via website or drop-in.

Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES)

The overall program goals are to increase the retention and graduation rates of students traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education, including African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans. Services include tutoring, study groups, academic planning/monitoring, career exploration and networking opportunities, personal development workshops, graduate school information/preparation.

Student Support Services

Provides a holistic approach to working with students who are first generation, low income, or have a documented disability. Services include but are not limited to the following: tutoring, mentoring, and limited computer use. You must come in and complete an application to receive services. Visit website or call (859) 257-9797 for more information.

Financial Ombud Services

The Financial Ombud works 1-on-1 with students/parents to identify/resolve financial problems affecting payment of tuition & fees and enrollment.

University Health Service

If sick, this is the place to go. Full-time UK students see clinicians without charge. To make an appointment, call (859) 323-2778 (APPT).

Counseling Center

Provides academic, personal, and career counseling; free and confidential; call (859) 257-8701 to schedule an appointment.

The Academic Exploration Tool and

The Academic Exploration Tool (AET) helps unlock your potential, taking your passions, interests and career aspirations and connecting you with UK majors that suit your goals. With AET, explore the many majors offered at UK!

Martin Luther King Center

Strives to achieve a more diverse and inclusive environment, increase retention of students generally underrepresented in the student body, and enhance student achievement. Serves campus by exposing students, faculty, and staff to cultural, educational, and social activities.

Undergraduate Research

Promotes high quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines across campus.

Student Employment Office

Helps students find jobs on and off campus; visit website to get started, or call (859) 257-9555 for more information.

Academic Scholarships

Information and applications for University and departmental scholarships available on this site.

Calendar of Events

Visit this website to find out about everything happening across campus.

Academic Calendar

"Multiple Final Exams" Information

University Senate Rule "Any student with more than two final examinations scheduled on any one date shall be entitled to have the examination for the class with the highest catalog number rescheduled at another time during the final examination period. In case this highest number is shared by more than one course, the one whose departmental prefix is first alphabetically will be rescheduled. The option to reschedule must be exercised in writing to the appropriate Instructor of Record or his/her designee two weeks prior to the last class meeting."

National Student Exchange Program

Attend one of nearly 200 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, and pay only UK tuition.

SAFECATS and After-Hours On-Demand Bus Service

SAFECATS provides free safety escort service on campus; after-hours on-demand bus service provides on call bus services at varying hours Sunday-Thursday. Call 257-SAFE (7233) for both services. Hearing impaired students may request a SAFECATS escort by e-mailing SAFECATS at

VIP Center

Works with the campus to help fight acts of violence, including sexual assault, partner violence, and stalking. Home of the Green Dot. For more information call (859) 257-3574 (confidential) or e-mail VIP at (not confidential).

VIP Center Bias Incident Support

The VIP Center provides support and advocacy to those who have experienced acts of hate, bias or identity-based violence. Services include support at the time of crisis, academic and housing advocacy, and assistance navigating reporting systems both on and off campus.

Stuckert Career Center

Receive help with career exploration, resumes, internships, and job search. Open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Provides financial wellness education, resources, and 1:1 financial coaching to students enrolled at the University of Kentucky. Contact them by email at

Student Financial Aid

Assists students with the financial aid application process, responsible for the awarding and disbursement of federal, state, and institutional grants, loans, and scholarships.

Academic Ombud

Helps students work through and resolve academic problems and conflicts.

Education Abroad

There are hundreds of programs to match every academic interest and budget; make an appointment, and they’ll tell you everything you need to know.

Office of LGBTQ* Resources

This is the central hub for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexualities and gender identities. Staffed by a full-time director, the office serves all students, faculty and staff at the university. The staff also seek to connect and collaborate with LGBTQ* community groups and friends across the city of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Although the office is structured to be adaptable in support of our constantly evolving mission of being radically inclusive, our work generally focuses on three core pillars: community building, education, and advocacy.

Disability Resource Center

Students with documented physical, learning, or temporary disabilities may receive assistance and support from this office.

Big Blue Pantry

The Big Blue Pantry serves UK students who are experiencing food insecurity or hunger. Any UK student, with a valid UK ID, is eligible to receive non-perishable goods from the Big Blue Pantry.