Letters from Home

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Letters from Home

August 16-18, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Family Lounge in the Gatton Student Center (near UK Bookstore)


The UK Parent and Family Association offers Letters from Home as a way for parents, family members, and friends to connect with students during times of transition in college. On August 16, 17, and 18, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET, the Parent and Family Association will host a Family Lounge in the Gatton Student Center (near UK Bookstore) and families will have the opportunity to fill out a Letters from Home postcard to give your students some encouragement during the first few weeks of classes. Postcards will be collected and delivered/mailed (on campus and off campus) to students during the first few weeks of classes. 

If you are not able to participate in Letters from Home in person, you can participate virtually by completing this Letters from Home virtual form. During the first few weeks of classes, we will print and deliver/mail your letter to your student. The deadline for online submission is Monday, August 23, the first day of classes; letters submitted after August 23 will not be delivered to students. Once letters have been mailed, you will be sent an email notification. It may take up to a week after mailing for your student to receive their letter. Please be patient as the Parent and Family Association prints, stuffs, and mails hundreds of Letters from Home each year and cannot guarantee that letters will arrive on a specific date. 

Even if you do not participate in Letters from Home, we encourage you to send your student a letter, postcard, or care package to let them know you are thinking about them as they are starting a new school year at UK. If you would like to send a letter or package to your student in a residence hall, you can find their mailing address by searching for their residence hall website.