K Week FAQs

  1. Why should I attend K Week?

    K Week is the second step in the orientation process and the best way to get started at UK. Everything is designed to help your transition to college be a smooth one. There are more than 100 events that take place during K Week, so we are confident you will find something that interests you! K Week is one of the biggest traditions on campus, and we encourage you to take full advantage of it. You get out what you put in, so be confident and take that first step!

  2. Is K Week mandatory?

    All new students are expected to attend K Week, and attendance will be taken at major K Week events, including K Team meetings, the Wildcat Welcome Ceremony, and college meetings. Students are strongly encouraged to attend other K Week events of interest to them.

  3. What if I need to miss part of K Week?

    We understand that some students may have other obligations during K Week, but coming to college is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We strongly encourage you to participate fully in K Week, as this is the opportunity to make your new home at UK, meet people you will be living with, make new friends, and get started on the right foot. Attendance will be taken at K Team meetings, Wildcat Welcome Ceremony, and college meetings.

  4. How has COVID-19 impacted K Week? 

    The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority in all we do, including making plans for K Week 2021. We want you to have the best K Week experience possible given the circumstances. In keeping with the University of Kentucky’s anticipated return to normal operations in the fall of 2021, we are planning for a K Week that prepares our incoming students for a campus-based experience.To see the latest university policies and recommendations around Covid-19 safety, including masking requirements, visit go.uky.edu/resources. If you have any questions or concerns about your K Week participation, please email us at KWeek@lsv.uky.edu

  5. Where do I park during K Week?

    During K Week (August 19 - 22), free parking is available on campus in the Periphery (K) Lots at Kroger Field, Cornerstone Garage (PS #5), and the Scott Street area (C9) lots. In addition, pay-by-the-hour visitor lots and structures are located at the Gatton Student Center, William T. Young Library, and the Sports Center Garage (PS #7). All other campus lots and structures will be restricted to UK parking permit holders.

    On-campus bus transportation will be available on the Blue and White routes, which can be tracked using the TransLoc app (uky.transloc.com).

    UK Transportation Services is located at 721 Press Avenue and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    If you have questions about parking on campus, please call 859-257-5757 or email UK Transportation Services. Follow them on Twitter @UKParking. For more information on parking and transportation on campus, visit www.uky.edu/transportation.

  6. When do I move in?

    Check out the Housing and Residence Life website for more information related to your residence hall. 

  7. What is a K Team?

    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 200 of UK’s best student leaders to assist you throughout K Week. 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 approximately 25 new students, during K Week. 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.

  8. I’m a new student living on campus. How do I find my K Team?

    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 and searching for your residence hall room number. 

  9. I’m a new student living off campus. How do I find my K Team?

    Off-campus students are assigned to K Teams specific to their zip code. This is designed to help you meet people where you live! Students can find their K Team assignment in the K Week mobile app

  10. How do I find out who my K Crew leader is?

    Download the K Week mobile app for more information about your K Crew leader. If you live on campus, search by your residence hall. If your bed/room is not listed in the K Week app, just go with your roommate or join the K Team nearest to your room. If you live off campus, search by your off-campus zip code. K Crew leaders’ contact information is listed should you need to contact them!  

  11. What should I wear to K Week?

    Kentucky’s August weather can be unpredictable! We encourage dressing for hot weather. Events take place all over campus, so comfortable walking shoes are a must. Events will take place rain or shine, so check the forecast and be prepared. We’ll have fun no matter what!

  12. If I change residence hall rooms right before K Week, will my K Team change?

    Maybe. K Team assignments for on-campus residents are made based on your residence hall and room number. Find your residence hall and room number on the K Week mobile app to confirm your K Team.

  13. Is there a chance that my K Team number will change after K Week has started?

    Possibly. If a K Crew leader is sick or we have to combine K Teams, it is possible that your K Team number will change. Whatever the situation, we ask that students be patient and trust that we are working hard to make their first week at UK as easy as possible. We will notify new students of any K Team changes via their UK email.

  14. Can I change K Teams to be with my friend from home?

    While we want all new students to feel at home at UK, we ask that students stick with their assigned K Teams. K Teams are designed to create opportunities for new students to meet new people and create connections in the community in which they will be living.

  15. UK is a big campus! How do I find my way around?

    We recognize that UK is a large campus and it is sometimes difficult to find your way around. Your K Crew leader is a great resource for help mapping out a plan to get to your classes, and they will lead your K Team on a tour as part of K Week. If you are in need of a campus map, check out maps.uky.edu/campusmap or download the myUK mobile app to view a map on the go.

  16. Can parents and families participate in K Week?

    We encourage families of incoming students to stop by the UK Parent and Family Association move-in lounge in the Gatton Student Center (across from UK Bookstore) Monday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 18, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET. We'll be giving out some free goodies and you can chat with our staff, student ambassadors, and your fellow Wildcat families. Families are invited to watch the live stream of the Wildcat Welcome Ceremony on Friday, August 20, at 7 p.m. ET. Students will attend with their K Teams, and families can join in from home and watch as their students officially join the UK community. Share the link with your loved ones - you're all part of the Wildcat family! Click here for more information on ways to support your new UK student before, during, and after K Week. 

  17. Can BCTC students living in UK residence halls participate in K Week?

    BCTC students living in UK halls are welcome but not required to attend K Week events. BCTC students with additional questions can email KWeek@lsv.uky.edu

  18. How can I request accommodations in order to be able to participate in K Week? The K Week team is committed to supporting your needs so that all incoming students can fully participate in the scheduled activities. To request accommodations for special needs during K Week, contact the Disability Resource Center at drc@uky.edu or 859-257-2754.