"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.

Placement Exams

ALEKS for Math

The completion of the ALEKS math placement test is required for the following students:
  • All admitted first-time students with a Math ACT score below 19
  • All admitted first-time students with a Math SAT score below 500 (after March 2016)
The ALEKS placement test is optional for any incoming UK student with a Math ACT of 19 or Math SAT of 500 or above.

ACCUPLACER for Reading and Writing

The completion of the ACCUPLACER is required for the following admitted, first-time students:
Reading ACCUPLACER Placement Exam Writing ACCUPLACER Placement Exam
ACT Reading score 19 and below ACT English score 17 and below
SAT EBRW score below 480 (after March 2016) SAT EBRW score below 480 (after March 2016)
If you are required to complete ACCUPLACER or the ALEKS math placement test based on the information above and have not completed it, please visit You may complete this online prior to orientation (strongly encouaged) or at orientation. Registration is required 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.




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