Parent and Family Association


Join the FREE UK Parent and Family Association

The UK Parent and Family Association welcomes, educates, and connects parents and family members of UK undergraduate students with the goal of supporting successful student transition, retention, and persistence to graduation.

The UK Parent and Family Association embraces a multidimensional concept of family and the diversity of family structures, including families of origin and families of choice. We are proud to serve parents, guardians, grandparents, spouses/partners, and any other supportive people in the lives of our students. Our staff is committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in our work with UK students and their families.

To learn more about the UK Parent and Family Association, check out these frequently asked questions.


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Contact the Parent and Family Association

As part of the University of Kentucky's response to COVID-19 (, the Parent and Family Association staff will be working remotely during regular business hours until further notice. Email will be the best way to reach our staff during this time. Our email address is We will continue to update our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we have news related to our programs, services, and events. We also encourage families to connect with one another on UK's only official parent and family Facebook group, UK Wildcat Families. We look forward to serving our students and families throughout this time, so please do not hesitate to reach out.
Nicki Jenkins
Senior Program Specialist for the
Parent and Family Association

230 McVey Hall
155 Graham Avenue
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506