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Wednesday, August 21

K Week T-shirt Distribution: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., various locations

  • Pick up your 2019 K Week t-shirt and water bottle from one of our tents around campus! K Crew leaders will be on hand to answer any questions you have about K Week and help make sure you're prepared for a great five days. Free t-shirts and water bottles are limited to one per new undergraduate student while supplies last. New students living off campus will be able to pick up their t-shirts at Big Blue U. 

    Make sure to wear your K Week t-shirt and comfortable shoes on Wednesday night for Big Blue U! 

    Locations (click for link to map): 

Off-Campus Student Advising Semester Kickoff: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., B-108C W.T. Young Library

  • Students living off campus this year will have the opportunity to connect to campus and community resources and services, meet other off-campus students, and become acclimated to student life at UK. Sponsored by Off-Campus Student Advising.

Big Blue U: 6:15 - 10:30 p.m. (attendance will be taken), your residence hall (on-campus students) or the Field Club room at Kroger field (off-campus students)

  • 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. New students living on campus will meet in their residence halls, and new students living off campus will meet in the Field Club room at Kroger Field (free parking is available). Then, join the Big Blue Nation with a march to Kroger Field for one of K Week's best traditions. We've got all kinds of crazy ways for you to start meeting a ton of your fellow new Wildcats. You'll also learn UK cheers and songs, hear from UK coaches, and get your class photo taken on the football field! Be sure to wear your new K Week shirt to show your Wildcat pride and comfortable shoes. If you don't know what K Team you are on, check the K Week mobile app for more information. Sponsored by K Week and UK Athletics. 

Parents and Families Reception: 7 - 9 p.m., Gatton Student Center Ballroom

  • While students are participating in the first K Team meeting of K Week, parents and families are invited to an informal reception to meet and mingle with UK administrators, faculty, staff, and fellow UK families. Light refreshments will be provided. Knowing that this can be a stressful time of year, massage therapists will be on hand providing short free chair massages. Participate in Letters from Home; write a letter to your new UK student, and the Parent and Family Association will deliver it a few weeks into the fall semester. President Eli Capilouto will greet parents and families during the reception. Sponsored by the UK Parent and Family Association. 

CSF Luau Party: 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m., CSF Building (Corner of Woodland & Columbia at the stoplight by W.T. Young Library)

  • Biggest party on campus, first night of the year! Free food. Pigs roasting. 3,000+ people dancing! Make your summer last one night longer at the hottest party of K Week. Sponsored by Christian Student Fellowship.

Death by Chocolate: 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m., UK BCM, 429 Columbia Ave

  • Come to the BCM for all the chocolate your heart desires! Finish out your day with fun, new friends, and a mountain of free desserts! You don't want to miss it! Sponsored by Baptist Campus Ministries.