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Hello New Wildcat!

At your Big Blue Nation Orientation, you’ll meet with an academic advisor and register for your first-semester classes. You’ll also learn about UK's academics, support programs, and other resources. Plus, you’ll get familiar with campus and meet lots of other new Wildcats.

Ready for Fall 2021?

BBN Orientations for summer and fall 2021 freshmen and transfer students are now open for registration!

Register for an Orientation now and complete your Tuition Pre-payment and Orientation Fee to confirm your spot in a Virtual or Planned In-person BBN Orientation! You can always return to myUK to change your date.

Options for readmitted fall 2021 students will be available beginning May 1.

Learn more about the University of Kentucky as you make your final college decision during our Admitted Student Yield Event series

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Your Wildcat Journey Begins Here.

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Online Orientation Hold

You'll see an Online Orientation Hold placed on your account after registering for orientation. It will be lifted on the day of your orientation, as long as you've completed the required Canvas modules in advance of your orientation.

Complete Canvas Modules


UK has a strong faculty core that supports 200+ academic programs spread across 16 degree-granting colleges, the Lewis Honors College, Graduate School and the UK Library system.


We inspire students to explore the many opportunities for involvement in UK’s community beyond the classroom and residence life experience.


Invested in infrastructure across campus, including a $256 million multidisciplinary research building and the continued expansion of a $1 billion health care facility started in 2004.


Fun Fact: UK is the only school in the SEC, BIG 10, and in the Commonwealth that has all modern residence halls complete with state-of-the-art technology and en suite bathrooms.