Watch the UK Parent and Family Association's Cat Chat Live! series with information about what to expect during your "see blue." U Orientation along with academic advising and placement exam information!


"see blue." U Orientations

All new and returning students to the University of Kentucky are required to attend a "see blue." U Orientation.  Our "see blue." U Orientations require that each student sign up for their orientation online. Any student who does not arrive on their scheduled date will not be rescheduled for a later date and will be canceling their admission to UK. If you have not scheduled an Orientation you will not be able to attend on a walk-in basis the day of an Orientation.

To review your scheduled Orientation date please visit your myProfile in the myUK web portal under the Student Services tab and myInfo link.  If our office can assist you in confirming your date or changing your date please e-mail us at


Freshman "see blue." U Orientation Information

"see blue." U is the first step in your transition to enrolling as a student at the University of Kentucky.  At the "see blue." U Orientation students will meet other students, hear from campus offices and organizations, meet with advisors and register for classes. By registering for your  "see blue." U Orientation you are notifying our Office of Undergraduate Admission of your intention to attend UK.  Because our orientations are open on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage you to confirm as early as possible.  For freshman students, "see blue." U is a two-day orientation and you are required to attend both days.  The first day is a full day starting in the morning and finishing in late afternoon - day 2 starts in the morning and concludes around lunch time.  You will receive a detailed schedule of events in your confirmation in June.  Please remember to check your UK assigned e-mail address for additional updates leading up to your "see blue." U Orientation dates.


Transfer "see blue." U Orientation Information

All transfer students are required to attend a one-day Orientation - please see Orientation Dates for a list of the upcoming Transfer "see blue." U Orientation dates.  Students can confirm their attendance at a "see blue." U Orientation using the myUK web portal with the information provided in your admission letter.  For any questions about your coursework from prior institution/s please contact the UK Transfer Center at 859-257-2000.


How do I sign up for my "see blue." U Orientation?

To select your Orientation date, please log on to myUK at (Note: This requires that you have successfully activated your link blue account as outlined in your acceptance letter.  If you have not already activated this account please do so by visiting

Once your account has been activated, follow these steps to sign up for your "see blue." U Orientation:

  1. Login to
  2. Click on the Student Services tab.
  3. Select the Admissions tab and on the "see blue." U Orientation Registration link
  4. Click on View Orientations to Register and then click Go. You will be presented with one or more advising orientation dates. Select the orientation of your choice.  If you are having trouble seeing your date options, please be sure to scroll over and down on the myUK screen to see all available dates.

To set up your "see blue." U Orientation, please follow the directions below. "see blue." U Orientation are term and major specific. Click here (PDF) for instructions on activating your computing account.


Math Placement Exams 

Who takes the proctored ALEKS placement test?

All incoming UK students with a Math ACT of 29 or below or Math SAT of 680 or below are asked to take the ALEKS mathematics placement exam. However, students who have a UK approved 100-level or above mathematics credit (including official AP, Dual credit, or transfer credit) accepted by UK admissions are highly encouraged, but not required to take the ALEKS placement exam. This ALEKS placement exam ensures appropriate mathematics course placement and the ALEKS PPL account is free for incoming UK students to continue mathematics preparation for future courses through the individualized learning modules

Step One (Practice Test):  Click this link: and select “I am a current UK student or newly-admitted UK student” to take a practice ALEKS test using your LinkBlue ID. This practice test will unlock study modules to help you prepare for your proctored test.

Step Two (Study Modules): Log back into your ALEKS Placement Account to access your study modules.  Complete at least 3 hours in your learning modules prior to taking your official, proctored test. Practicing material in the study modules will help prepare you for your proctored test.

Step Three (Proctored Test): Register for your official proctored placement test (monitored by a UK approved individual online or in-person). You may take your official test online or when you arrive on campus.  See below for registration:

●        Online (before “see blue.” U) with ProctorU for a small fee: Visit to   sign up with an online proctor through ProctorU

●        On campus: If you are near UK and would like to take the proctored exam on campus visit to sign up for your exam.


If you have any questions regarding the ALEKS math placement exam please visit or reach us through email at


Major Changes

If you wish to change your major, you must do so prior to your Summer "see blue." U Orientation.

The Orientations do have a maximum capacity for each college and therefore major changes are restricted at the orientation and if you choose to change, you may be instructed to return for a later orientation. To change your major, please send an email to with your full name, student ID number, birthday and new major request. Your request will be reviewed by your UK Admissions Officer and they will be in contact regarding if the change was successful.


Overnight Accommodations 

(Overnight accommodations are not available during Merit Weekend - please see the information below for area hotel information.)

Students and their guests have the opportunity to stay on campus during their “see blue.” U Orientation. Although it is not required to stay on campus, students and parents enjoy the experience of staying on campus and the close proximity to the sessions. Those choosing to stay on campus can check-in at Jewell Hall, located on north campus, on day 1 of their "see blue." U Orientation at 4 p.m. and should check-out no later than 2 p.m. on day 2.  If families live a considerable distance away and wish to arrive on campus the night prior to their student's "see blue." U Orientation, they may make reservations to include the night before.  Those choosing to arrive the night before should check-in no earlier than 4 p.m.  Making reservations prior to arrival is highly encouraged.  Walk-ups are welcome. Payment is by credit or debit card only; no cash please.  UK is a tobacco-free campus - this includes overnight accommodations in Jewell Hall.  Make your reservations online using the links below:

Orientation Session 1 - June 17-18

Orientation Session 2 - June 18-19

Orientation Session 3 - June 19-20

Orientation Session 4 - June 20-21

Orientation Session 5 - June 24-25

Orientation Session 6 - June 25-26

Orientation Session 7 - June 26-27

Orientation Session 8 - July 1-2

Orientation Session 9 - July 2-3

Orientation Session 10 - July 8-9

Orientation Session 11 - July 9-10

Orientation Session 12 - July 10-11


Students and guests are charged a $35 fee, per person per night. - THIS FEE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIENTATION FEE AND IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE PAID TO THE SUMMER CONFERENCE HOUSING OFFICE. This rate includes linens.  Complimentary overnight parking is available in the South Limestone Garage (PS #5), located on South Limestone Street. Guests in wheelchairs or those needing special accommodations should contact the Summer Conference Housing Office by email at, or visit us online for more information on accommodations.

If you live close to Lexington, you may opt to stay at home. If you or your family/guests prefer, you may choose to stay in a hotel. Information on Lexington hotels is available at

The following is provided for your convenience:

Lexington Hotels


Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau: 215 W. Main Street, Suite 75, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 / Phone: 1-800-845-3959

Bluegrass Airport: 4000 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510 / Phone: 859-425-3114

Bluegrass Cab : 859-223-8888  

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