Saturday, August 15

Cats on the Prowl: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on 8/16, Various locations

  • Join the fraternity and sorority life community for a virtual scavenger hunt! Clues will be released at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 15 on the @UKYGreek Instagram story, and participants will have until Sunday, August 16 at 9 p.m. EDT to find each of the clue locations. Take a picture at each location, create a layout of all the photos, and post in your Instagram feed, tagging @UKYGreek and using the hashtag #CatsontheProwl. Participants who find ALL clue locations will be entered to win a portable speaker! Participants who find just a few of the clue locations will receive a FSL promo item. Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Virtual Escape Room: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. on 8/16, Various locations

  • Escape Patterson Office Tower and learn about resources to help you succeed in the process! Beat all 18 levels of our virtual escape room, and we'll have a sweet prize waiting for you at the end! Sponsored by Transformative Learning (The Study, Academic Coaching).

FUSION: Day of Service: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Gatton Student Center Ballroom

  • FUSION is the University of Kentucky's annual day of service. This year, FUSION will work with the following community-based organizations: Campus Kitchens, God's Pantry, and African Cemetery No. 2. Space is limited so register as soon as you can! Register here: Sponsored by Student Organizations and Activities.

Student Support Services Fall Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 127 Wethington Building

  • This event is for new Student Support Services participants to meet students and staff. Learn about all the academic and social opportunities offered to participants of the SSS program. Sponsored by Student Support Services.

Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's: Get to Know Us: 10 – 10:30 a.m., Zoom

Candy, Coffee, Condoms: 10 – 11 a.m., Gatton B&E Plaza

  • Take part in an interactive game to learn interesting facts about sexual health. Prizes will be awarded for winners, but everyone gets a coffee, candy, and sexual health resources. Sponsored by University Health Service and UK Sexperts.

Making a Major Decision: 10 – 11 a.m., Zoom

UK Off-Campus Student Resources: 10 a.m. – 12p.m., Zoom

  • New students living off campus this year are encouraged to attend this overview of tips and resources available to them. Sponsored by Student Transitions and Family Programs, UK Transportation Services, and Lexington Police Department.

Students Helping Honduras: 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Zoom

  • Become a sidekick in the journey to ending extreme poverty and violence in Honduras through education and youth empowerment. Sponsored by Students Helping Honduras.

Experience Spain!: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Zoom

  • Join UK Education Abroad & Exchanges for a virtual international experience! Our team will take you along for a Spanish cultural adventure, introducing you to some of the sights, sounds, and traditions of one of our most popular study abroad destinations for University of Kentucky students. Sponsored by UK Education Abroad.

Hiring a Wildcat: Finding and Applying for Jobs Through Career Services!: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Zoom

  • Are you looking for a part-time job? Come meet with some career service representatives from Student Employment, Work Study, and the Stuckert Career Center to learn about the benefits of work study, on-campus jobs, and off-campus employment as well as searching and applying for jobs. Sponsored by Human Resources - Student Employment, Stuckert Career Center, and Student Financial Aid Office - Federal Work Study/Emergency Loans.

iPad Tips & Tricks Workshop: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., WebEx

  • Please join us for an exciting iPad Tips & Tricks Workshop! Come see how the Apple Platform for Learning can help you be more innovative, take better notes, and learn more about the iOS shortcuts. There will also be time for open Q & A surrounding all things iPad. The speakers of these workshops are college students from institutions across the country provided by Apple. This session will be done virtually through the WebEx platform. All you have to do is click the link to join directly: Sponsored by Smart Campus Initiative.
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Brunch Bingo: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Zoom

  • Grab your avocado toast and matcha and join K Board leaders for virtual bingo! You will receive a bingo card during the event. All new UK students are invited to play for a chance to win great prizes! Sponsored by K Week.

Making a Major Decision: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Zoom

Candy, Coffee, Condoms: 12 – 1 p.m., Zoom

  • Participate in an interactive game where you learn interesting facts about sexual health. Prizes are awarded for winners, but everyone gets a coffee, candy, and sexual health resources. We will provide a time for you to come by our office to pick up these items! Sponsored by University Health Service and UK Sexperts

Student Media Depot Virtual Tour: 12 – 4 p.m., Zoom

  • Come take a virtual tour of the Student Media Depot @ the Hub in W.T. Young Library. The Student Media Depot provides access to recording equipment and space, editing stations with specialized multimedia software, and technical support for students to develop their academic media projects. Join our Zoom link to see the space, ask questions, and hear more about what the Student Media Depot will have to offer during the Fall 2020 semester. Sponsored by Information Technology Services.

Formula Kentucky Racing Team Shop Tour: 1 – 1:30 p.m., Terrell Civil Engineering Bldg. (140 Graham Ave)

  • Come take a tour of our shop! Here we build our formula-style race car each year then prep it for competition. Sponsored by College of Engineering.

10 Things to Know as a New Transfer Student: 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • Do you have questions about being a transfer student at UK? The Transfer Center staff has your answers! Come join them for a discussion of 10 need-to-know tips to ensure your first year at UK is an awesome one. Sponsored by the Transfer Center.

Hiring a Wildcat: Finding and Applying for Jobs Through Career Services: 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • Are you looking for a part-time job? Come meet with some career service representatives from Student Employment, Work Study, and the Stuckert Career Center to learn about the benefits of work study, on-campus jobs, and off-campus employment as well as searching and applying for jobs. Sponsored by Human Resources - Student Employment, Stuckert Career Center, and Student Financial Aid Office - Federal Work Study/Emergency Loans.

Meet the UK Police Orientation: 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • Join us for an orientation presentation on what UK Police does around campus, how you can get involved, safety apps to download, meeting the K9's, and more. There will be time for Q&A with our community service officers. Sponsored by UKPD.

Scholarships, Food Events, and Free Classes: Student Opportunities at UK Confucius Institute: 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • Learn about UK's Confucius Institute, and we can help YOU while you're at UK. From scholarships to study abroad in China to free Chinese language/culture courses for students, UKCI has a wide variety of opportunities for you to explore. Sponsored by UK Confucius Institute.

So You Think You Can DanceBlue?: 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • So You Think You Can DanceBlue? We are sure you can! Come join us virtually to learn all about the beloved campus tradition, DanceBlue, the University of Kentucky's dance marathon, and how you can get involved. From 1 - 1:30 p.m., a video will be played and a testimonial will be shared to help you gain understanding about what DanceBlue does. From 1:30 - 2 p.m., there will be time to ask any questions you may have. Learn more about this event on our social media (Instagram - @uk_danceblue; Facebook - DanceBlue; Twitter - @ukdanceblue; TikTok - @ukdanceblue). We hope to see you there! Sponsored by DanceBlue.

What Does it Take to Be #1: Tips for First-Generation Students: 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • This session is targeted at helping first-generation students understand how to best navigate the college experience. Receive advice on how to talk to professors and other authority figures, cultivate relationships, advocate for yourself, and pursue new and interesting opportunities you might not know exist. Sponsored by First-Generation Student Advising.

The Ultimate Combine: 1 – 3 p.m., Pieratt Fields (outside the Johnson Center)

  • Don't miss the Ultimate Combine hosted by the Men's Club Ultimate Frisbee team. Bring a friend and compete in the Ultimate Combine. Sponsored by Club Sports.

Meet Presentation U - UK's free tutoring center for speaking and writing: 1:30 – 2 p.m., Zoom

  • Virtually explore UK's free tutoring center for speeches, papers, and communication assignments. Attendees will receive a digital goodie bag and voucher for free PresentationU water bottle (while supplies last). Sponsored by Presentation U - UK's Speaking and Writing Center.

Ask a K Board Leader: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Zoom

  • Got questions about UK that are best answered by a current student? The K Board is made up of involved student leaders with years of experience with both K Week and life at UK. Hop on Zoom – they’re ready to help you out! Sponsored by K Week.

Appalachian Student Virtual Welcome: 2 – 3 p.m., Zoom

Making a Major Decision: 2 – 3 p.m., Zoom

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Open House: 2 – 3 p.m., Zoom

Get Out of Your Bubble: 2 – 3:30 p.m., Zoom

  • Part game show, part stand-up, and part dialogue, Get Out of Your Bubble is a game show-style college orientation. It is a fun and fast-paced presentation which introduces students to a new and more open way of seeing cultural differences. Through jokes, prizes, and facts, the show gives students the tools to understand cultural difference and maximize their potential in a changing world. Sponsored by Bias Incident Support Services.

Uni-Tie-Dye: 2 – 4 p.m., Barker Plaza by the Gatton Student Center

  • Kick off the semester with UGC's Uni-Tie-Dye! Pick up a pre-packaged tie-dye kit to take home any time from 2 - 4 p.m. and follow along with our Instagram tutorial (@uk_ugc) starting at 4:30 p.m.! Sponsored by United Greek Council.

NAACP Meet-and-Greet: 2 – 4:30 p.m., NAACP Office: A257 Gatton Student Center

  • Class of 2024, NAACP is excited to meet you! Join us for a chance to tour our office space, chat with current officers, and learn more about our organization. Sponsored by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Speed Friending: 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Zoom

  • The best part of K Week is the opportunity to meet new 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! Sponsored by K Week.

Making a Major Decision: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Zoom

Minority Student Welcome: 5 – 7 p.m., Patterson Office Tower Plaza

  • Stop by to find most of the minority student organizations in one place. Sign up for organizations and meet current students, both in person and virtually. This entire event will be broadcasted on the UK National Pan-Hellenic Council Instagram live (@uk_nphc).On Instagram, you can follow along with the event, listen to student leaders speak about their organizations, and even sign up to hear more information. Sponsored by The National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Taste of Church: 5 – 7 p.m., UK BCM (429 Columbia Ave)

  • Join us for free food and an opportunity to get plugged into local churches! Sponsored by UK BCM.

Cru + Jesus Chicken: 5 – 7 p.m., Woodland Glen Courtyard

  • That's right, Jesus Chicken. The best chicken. Come grab some free Zaxby's and learn how you can get involved in a close-knit community throughout the fall semester. Win awesome door prizes like a $150 Amazon gift card and more! Free t-shirts and stickers while they last! More info on our Instagram: @ukcru. Virtual option - connect with a Cru student over Zoom. Sponsored by Cru.

CSF Luau Cookout: 5 – 8 p.m., CSF Building (Corner of Woodland & Columbia at the stoplight by W.T. Young Library)

  • Make your summer last one night longer at one of the best cookouts of week. We're kicking back island-style for a totally chill (and totally tasty) tropical cookout. Sponsored by Christian Student Fellowship.

Esports Game Night: 5 – 9 p.m., Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema

  • Please join us in the Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema for some casual gaming among other new students. We will have gaming stations set up with games that you and your friends can enjoy! Sponsored by Smart Campus Initiative Esports Program.
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Bollywood Zumba: 6 – 7 p.m., Zoom

  • Come join Kentucky Karana, UK's premier co-ed Bollywood Fusion team for a fun hour of Bollywood Zumba! Bollywood Zumba combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from India. Everyone is welcome and no dance experience is required. Sponsored by Kentucky Karana.

IFC Main Lawn Mingle: 6 – 8 p.m., please note new location: Gatton Student Center Ballrooms B and C

  • Main Lawn Mingle is an IFC Recruitment event that introduces all 22 fraternities to Potential New Members. Students will have the opportunity to mingle and learn more about the chapters. Sponsored by Interfraternity Council.

Trivia & Tie-Dye: 6 – 9 p.m., Woodland Glen Basketball Court and Courtyard

  • Join us for physically distant outdoor trivia! The winning team wins $100 to the UK Bookstore. Not into trivia? Come tie-dye a free t-shirt! Sponsored by Reformed University Fellowship.

Implicit Dance Crew Workshop: 7 – 8:30 p.m., Zoom

SGA's Build Your Own Terrarium Event: 7 – 10 p.m., Barker Plaza by the Gatton Student Center

  • Physical and social distancing doesn't have to succ! Come hang out with Student Government and build your own terrarium, take pictures, and listen to some music. All materials you'll need will be provided! Sponsored by SGA.

Welcome to the Commonwealth!: 7:30 – 8:15 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 their favorite getaways, restaurants, and fun KY facts. Sponsored by K Week.

Food Truck and Trivia!: 8 – 10 p.m., UK Catholic Newman Center

  • Test your trivia knowledge in a small team of students while cooling off with a refreshing snow cone! Winners receive a prize. Rain or shine, we'll see you there! Sponsored by Catholic Newman Center.

Young Life College Trivia Night: 8:30 – 11:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Amphitheater 

  • Trivia night at the Amphitheater! Bring your own blanket and drink. Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Young Life College.

Have You Found Your Birthday Twin?: 9:30 – 10:15 p.m., Zoom

  • You’re one of several thousand new students joining the UK family this year, but have you ever stopped to consider that one of your new classmates might be your birthday twin? We want as many people as possible to get on Zoom with the K Board so we can make some birthday twin matches. Sponsored by K Week.