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 their K Team meetings, and attendance will be taken at major K Week events, including the New Student Induction 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, New Student Induction Ceremony, and College Meetings.

  4. Where do I park during K Week?

    All K Week events are on UK’s campus. If you live off campus, free parking is available in Parking Structure #5. Additionally, K Lot is open and free of charge during K Week. For more information, visit www.uky.edu/transportation.

  5. When do I move in?

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

  6. 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 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 - 20 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.

  7. 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. You can also check your K Team number when you move in to your residence hall.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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 you live off campus, search by your off-campus location. K Crew leaders’ contact information is listed should you need to contact them!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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. 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.

  15. Can parents and families participate in K Week?

    Absolutely! There will be many events for parents and families to participate in. For a complete list of parent and family events, visit the K Week Parents and Families website.

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

    BCTC students living in UK halls are welcome to attend K Week social events like Big Blue U, Campus Ruckus, Gatton Student Center Spectacular, and Lex-Mart.