We know from experience that coming to college can be overwhelming as you are meeting new people and finding your way around campus. To help ease the transition, we have recruited more than 240 of UK’s best student leaders to assist you with your first semester on campus. These students are members of K Crew, and they will be helping you and the other new students on your K Team, a group of 15 - 25 new students, throughout your first semester on campus. You will attend several K Week events with your K Team, so don’t worry about going to events alone or finding your way around by yourself.
How are K Teams Assigned?
In an effort to help you start building relationships early with the people you will be living with/near, K Teams are assigned based on where you will be living. If you are living on campus, you will be placed on a K Team with neighbors, roommates, and other students from your residence hall. If you will be living off campus, you will be in a K Team with other students who live in your neighborhood or surrounding areas.
What is My K Team Number?
K Teams are assigned in August and announced a few days before K Week begins. You will be able to find your K Team number by downloading the K Week mobile app (download UK Guides in your app store and click on the K Week guide; you can also find the app online here) and searching for your residence hall room number or off-campus location/neighborhood.
What if I don't feel comfortable with an in-person K Team?
In response to COVID-19, a fully virtual K Team experience is an option for students to consider if they cannot attend in person or do not feel comfortable gathering in small groups of 25. To opt in to a fully virtual K Team, please complete this online form by Wednesday, August 5th. Virtual participation in K Week is a valuable way to acclimate to the UK community and is encouraged for all those who wish to join in without being part of an in-person group. Details will be sent prior to K Week to all those who complete the online form. Even if you did not complete the online request form before it closed, you can still participate in a virtual K Team on Thursday, August 13, at 7 p.m. EDT. If you live on campus in a UK residence hall, the Zoom link for the meeting is https://uky.zoom.us/j/93776192296. If you live off campus, check the K Week app for your off-campus zip code to find your Zoom link for the Thursday K Team meeting.
When do K Teams Meet?
New students will meet with their K Team and assigned K Crew leader at least three times during K Week. The full schedule will be published in August.
All K Week events are on UK’s campus. If you live off campus, free parking is available in K Lot at Kroger Field.
August in Lexington can be on the warmer side. Be sure to stay hydrated while you are out and about for K Week. UK has provided many filtered water refilling stations on campus. To see a map of all the water refilling stations, visit http://bit.ly/UKWaterRefillingStations.