Spring 2019 Freshman & Transfer Orientation Confirmation Packet - January 7, 2019

Spring 2019 Readmission & Non-Degree Orientation Confirmation Packet - January 8, 2019

"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 your academic advisor 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 

All incoming students are required to take the ALEKS math placement exam unless they have an ACT math subscore of 30 or above (or SAT math score of 710 or above) or have completed a college-level math course equivalent to UK MA 109 (College Algebra) or MA 111 (Introduction to Contemporary Math) or higher at UK or another institution.

The ALEKS placement exam is an online placement test that will place students into their first college math course based on their ALEKS score. Students should consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses. To see where your subscore places you please see the math placement chart. (Please note: this chart is for information purposes only. Students should always consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses.)

To access the ALEKS online placement test please click here. The ALEKS online placement test allows students access to an initial assessment and an additional attempt once the student has spent a minimum of five hours working in the online learning modules. The student then has access to the online learning modules for six months.

Admitted and current UK students will access the test by using their Link Blue username and password (the same as they would for their myUK) If you have any problems with sign on, please contact ITS Customer Services at (859) 218-HELP (4357).

If you are having any other technical problems, contact ALEKS at 714-619-7090 or

Please see the FAQs online for additional information. 


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 (Information below for 2018, please chack back for 2019 details)

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 

Orientation Session 2 

Orientation Session 3 

Orientation Session 4 

Orientation Session 5 

Orientation Session 6 

Orientation Session 7 

Orientation Session 8 

Orientation Session 9 

Orientation Session 10 

Orientation Session 11 

Orientation Session 12 


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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