Key Events

All new students are expected to attend K Week and have the opportunity to customize their experience by creating a schedule that reflects their needs and interests. Please note that attendance will be taken at all in-person events for contact tracing purposes. 

Be sure to bring your WildCard student ID and Event Pass from BBNvolved; attendance will be taken at in-person events. A complete schedule of events will be posted prior to K Week; download the K Week mobile app or check out the online schedule of events. 

When you’re not attending K Week events, we encourage you to explore campus and Lexington, stop by UK Bookstore to pick up any textbooks and school supplies you might need, and connect with others living around you either virtually or safely in person. This time prior to the first day of classes is meant to ease your transition to the UK community and help you feel more comfortable on our campus!

  

Thursday 

K Team Meeting: 7 - 8 p.m.  

  • It's time to get K Week started! Grab dinner beforehand on your own, and then new students will gather to meet the others on their K Teams as well as their K Crew leader and learn more about what is going to be taking place during K Week. Check the K Week app for more information on your meeting location. Attendance will be taken. If you don't know what K Team you are on, check the K Week mobile app for more information. Sponsored by K Week.  

New Student Induction Ceremony: 8 - 9 p.m.  

  • Students, family members, and guests are invited to join President Eli Capilouto and other members of the university community for a virtual commemoration of the start of a new school year. All new students are strongly encouraged to view this annual university celebration where they will be officially inducted into the UK family. This event will be live streamed due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements and limitations on large gatherings. Students will watch together in their K Teams. Parents, families, and guests are encouraged to watch from homeA link will be posted online prior to the event. Sponsored by K Week.  

Friday  

College Meetingsat various times between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

  • All new students are expected to attend their designated meeting; attendance will be taken. Check the full K Week schedule in August for details for your college. 

 Campus Ruckus: 4 - 9 p.m., Kroger Field  

  • What better way to kick off the new school year than with SAB? Join us at our annual back-to-school bash as we showcase many of the numerous organizations on campus. New students will attend with their K Teams during a designated entry time. Check with your K Crew leader for your assigned entry time and meet-up location. Sponsored by Student Activities Board.  

Saturday 

Pick Your Paththroughout the day, various locations 

  • Spend some time getting to know more about some of UK's wonderful campus resources!
  • See the full K Week schedule of events in August for offerings, times, and locations. 
  • Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for planning purposes but is not required.  

Registered Student Organization Events and Open Houses: throughout the day, various locations 

  • Today is a great day to connect with many of the amazing student organizations on campus! 
  • See the full K Week schedule of events in August for offerings, times, and locations. 

Sunday 

Pick Your Path, throughout the day, various locations 

  • Spend some time getting to know more about some of UK's wonderful campus resources! 
  • See the full K Week schedule of events in August for offerings, times, and locations.
  • Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for planning purposes but is not required.  

Registered Student Organization Events and Open Houses: throughout the day, various locations 

  • Today is a great day to connect with many of the amazing student organizations on campus! 
  • See the full K Week schedule of events in August for offerings, times, and locations. 

K Team Classrooms Tours: throughout the day, various locations  

  • All new students will meet with their K Teams for a campus tour to help them find their classes and other important destinations on campus. Check with your K Crew leader to find out where to meet (in person or online) and what time to attend.