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Registered for a BBN Orientation in-person or virtually in June or July? We can't wait to see you!

Your Canvas course has all the info you need:

  • Driving and parking instructions
  • Your orientation schedule
  • On-campus, overnight accommodations
  • Advising and registration preparation form
  • What to bring to an in-person orientation

All freshman and transfer students – regardless of their orientation's modality – should complete their Canvas course at least one week prior to BBN Orientation. 

Canvas is UK's learning management platform and requires you to log in using your link blue credentials. If you cannot log in, visit the UK Account Manager.

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Complete these ASAP

✔️ Visit go.uky.edu/m365 to check your UK email. Your email address to log in is yourlinkblue@uky.edu (e.g. wldct234@uky.edu). 

✔️ Some of our placement tests require you to complete practice modules, so begin this process as soon as possible. Learn more at orientation.uky.edu/placement-testing.

✔️ Major change requests must be submitted at least 14 days weeks prior to your orientation date. Learn more about major changes

Complete these at least 7 days prior to your orientation date

✔️ Be on the lookout for any information from your college to your UK email address. Some colleges may require you to complete some online modules or forms before your BBN Orientation. More details can be found in your BBN Orientation Canvas course. You will be added to Canvas 3-4 weeks prior to your orientation date.

✔️ Complete your orientation modules in Canvas at uky.edu/canvas.  You will not see this module yet. Your Online Orientation Hold will only be lifted on your orientation date if you have completed your Canvas course. You'll receive notification at your UK email. You will be added to Canvas 3-4 weeks prior to your orientation date.

✔️ Request that your high school send us your official, final transcript (with graduation date) so that it is on file at least one week prior to your BBN Orientation. 

✔️ Your Wildcard student ID isn’t complete without your photo! Visit orientation.uky.edu/wildcard.

✔️ Students attending an orientation in the summer can reserve overnight accommodations the night before and/or after your orientation.

Schedule and reminders for on-campus BBN Orientation

⚠️ Bring these with you:

  • If you have a laptop or tablet device, bring that with you to BBN Orientation for course registration. Oftentimes, Chromebooks issued by your school district will not connect to UK’s Wi-fi. Instead, if possible, please bring a personal laptop or tablet.  Download the Google Chrome browser, which supports our course registration systems. Students will receive their UK-issued iPad and accessories as part of K Week in August.
  • Wear comfortable clothing to be prepared for walking outdoors.

✔️ Students may bring up to two (2) guests to their in-person BBN Orientation.

✔️ You'll park in the Cornerstone Garage at 409 S Limestone, Lexington KY 40506. After you've parked, follow signs to the third floor pedway to campus in stairwell A. Cross the pedway and follow signs and flags into the Gatton Student Center for check-in. 

⏰ Freshman students attending an in-person BBN Orientation between June 21 - July 14 will need to check in on the day of their BBN Orientation by 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Most students will be finished by 4:30 p.m.

⏰ Transfer students attending an in-person transfer BBN Orientation between June 9 - July 15 will need to check in on the day of their BBN Orientation by 9:30 a.m. Most students will be finished by noon.