K2 Spring Semester Welcome: January 20 - 24, 2021


Join us for K2, UK's spring semester welcome for new students, which will be held Wednesday, January 20, through Sunday, January 24, 2021! 
You're encouraged to participate in a series of events designed to help you get to know other new students, learn what campus resources are available, and start getting involved in student organizations. K2 is the second step in the orientation process to UK and is meant to supplement your Big Blue Nation Orientation experience. View the full K2 schedule below! Text us at 859-535-8876 or email us at KWeek@lsv.uky.edu with any questions. 
The highlight of K2 is the kick-off event, which will be held virtually Thursday, January 21, 2021, with optional in-person activities on Friday, January 22. The afternoon will include guest speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities to meet other new students. Students can also choose to participate in in-person events on Friday, January 22, including a campus tour and free lunch with current students. K2 is the best way to kick off a great first semester at UK, and we hope to see you there!

K2 Kick-off Overview - Thursday, January 21 (via Zoom): Register for the event here. Registration closes at 12 noon on January 21. 

1 - 2 p.m. Welcome and Induction to UK / Academic Success Strategies

2 - 2:30 p.m. Getting Involved at UK

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions 

  • First-year students
  • Transfer students 
  • First-generation students
  • Off-campus students

3:15 - 4 p.m. Break

4 - 5 p.m. College and Department Resource Fair 

K2 Kick-off Overview - Friday, January 22 (optional, in-person):

Option 1:
11 a.m.: Free lunch at Champions Kitchen in the Gatton Student Center followed by group games and activities and a campus tour
Option 2: 
12:15 p.m.: Free lunch at Champions Kitchen in the Gatton Student Center followed by group games and activities and a campus tour

Option 3:
3 p.m.: Group games and activities in the Gatton Student Center's Brockman Senate Chamber followed by a campus tour

*Friday, January 22 optional programming is limited to the first twenty (20) people per option. Please indicate your interest when you register.


Additional Opportunities

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Speed Friending, 8 - 9 p.m., Zoom

  • The best part of starting college is the opportunity to meet people, and you don't even have to leave your room for this chance to make new friends! Our K Board student leaders are ready with creative ways to meet your fellow new students, so get on Zoom and get ready to have fun! https://uky.zoom.us/j/86731907695. Sponsored by K2.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Guided Canvas Painting, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Zoom

  • Start off the new year by learning a new skill or starting a new hobby! On Thursday, January 21, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., Savannah Miller will guide participants through a UK-themed canvas painting activity. In addition to being an Art Studio minor, Savannah serves as the Panhellenic Council Vice President of Member Education and Order of Omega President, so participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the fraternity and sorority community while painting. Supplies will be provided by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office for those who RSVP via BBNvolved by Thursday, January 7.
  • Please note: Supplies will be available for pickup at 518 Patterson Office Tower in the days leading up to the event. Participants who are unable to travel to campus to pick up supplies are welcome to provide their own supplies and join in on the fun! RSVP via BBNvolved to see the list of necessary supplies. Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Volunteering in the Lexington Community, 1 - 2 p.m., Zoom

  • We'll highlight amazing non-profits around Lexington as well as service-focused student organizations to get involved in. There are so many ways you can impact the UK campus and Lexington community! Contact elizabeth.harrismedina@uky.edu with questions or for more information. Learn more about the event here and register here. Sponsored by Student Organizations and Activities.

UK Trivia, 2 - 3 p.m., Gatton Student Center Cats Den

  • How much do you really know about UK? Test your knowledge during UK Trivia! Register for the event here or just show up! Sponsored by Student Organizations and Activities.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Welcome to the Commonwealth, 12 - 1 p.m., Zoom

  • Attention out-of-state students, are you ready to learn more about your new home? Join the K Board for tips on how to get to know Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. They'll share favorite getaways, restaurants, and fun KY facts. https://uky.zoom.us/j/81421358679. Sponsored by K2.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Are You Ready for Your First Class?

  • Classes are starting soon - do you feel ready? Our K Board have insider tips for academic success at UK. They'll share practical advice, connections to UK resources, and ways they have managed and organized their academic and social lives. Take advantage of their expertise! https://uky.zoom.us/j/86454753927. Sponsored by K2.


Questions? Contact K2 staff by email at KWeek@lsv.uky.edu or text us at 859-535-8876.