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We know you have some questions, and we're here to help. 

Students looking to register for orientation can find instructions on our Registration page.

If you have any questions that are not answered below, let us know.

BBN Orientation Overview

Aside from registering for an online orientation, what other steps do I need to take to confirm my spot at UK?

Registering for an orientation is the official way to confirm your attendance at UK!

You can see more about other steps – including information on housing, financial aid and scholarships – on our admitted students page.

I have questions about attending UK, and I would prefer to meet with someone about them.

The University of Kentucky has a passionate and dedicated recruitment team that is happy to provide information to prospective Wildcats. Check out our Recruiters page to see who your recruiter is and to schedule a time to meet virtually.

The orientation date that I prefer is not displaying within my registration portal.

We have to maintain a registration limit for each academic college’s sections. This ensures that our advisors can provide individualized, personal advising experiences for each student.

Only orientations with adequate space remaining in your college’s section will display as available within the registration portal. Please select another orientation date with availability for your admitted college.

What if I already registered for BBN Orientation but need to switch my orientation date?

You’ll need to use Google Chrome or Firefox to complete this process. Microsoft Edge, Safari and Internet Explorer do not work with the myUK portal.

  • Log in to myUK.uky.edu with your linkblue username and password.
  • Select Student Services
    • You'll see the message "Not an Active Student."
    • This is a normal message to see until you've registered for coursework at orientation. You can still continue with the registration steps below.
  • Select Admissions from the top toolbar, then select BBN Orientation Registration on the left panel.
  • Once you’re in the BBN Orientation Registration in myUK: 
    • Select Switch Orientation;
    • Select your BBN Orientation date of choice;
    • Select Continue

There will be no additional charges for switching your BBN Orientation.

 

Do I need to submit my final high school transcript?

A final high school transcript showing GPA and date of graduation is still required even if your school used a pass/fail grading system for the final semester. Please have your high school counselor send directly to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission

100 W.D. Funkhouser Bldg.

Lexington, KY 40506-0054.

Is UK still accepting AP and IB testing for credit?

Test modifications and changes are not affecting our current credit awarding process for incoming students. Please have the testing agency send your official score report to the University of Kentucky.

How can I connect with other new students in the class of 2025?

Join thousands of future Wildcats on our UK 2025 Mighty Community at 2025.uky.edu!

In-person BBN Orientations

What is the in-person orientation fee for freshmen?

Freshman students joining us in Fall 2021 who participate in an in-person orientation must pay a $125 orientation fee and $125 enrollment prepayment when registering for orientation. Additionally, students must pay a $30 guest fee if bringing a guest to BBN Orientation. The enrollment prepayment secures your place in the class and will appear as a credit on a student’s fall tuition bill.

What is UK doing to make sure campus is safe for in-person events?

In accordance with state and university guidelines, UK has established a plan to ensure the safety of all students and campus visitors. You can find more information here on what to expect when coming to campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at orientation.uky.edu

 

I am planning to spend the night in Lexington. Where should I stay?

If you are looking to find a hotel room near campus you can consider using BBN Hotels, which  allows you to book rooms with a low-rate guarantee, with each reservation supporting UK student-run philanthropic organization DanceBlue.

 

Can I bring a parent or guest with me?

Yes, we are happy to accommodate one (1) parent or guest to attend an in-person BBN Orientation. The guest fee is $30 and can be added when you register for your in-person orientation.

 

Virtual BBN Orientations

What is the virtual orientation fee for freshmen?

Freshman students joining us in Fall 2021 who participate in a virtual orientation must pay the $100 orientation fee and $125 enrollment prepayment when registering for orientation. The enrollment prepayment secures your place in the class and will appear as a credit on a student’s fall tuition bill.

What will the schedule for these online orientations look like?

It is important that you continue checking your UK email address for additional information. 

During our online orientations, students will still receive comprehensive campus resource information, connect with other incoming Wildcats and speak with an academic advisor to complete course registration.

The latest information can be found in your Checklist.

Will I still be able to meet with an advisor if my orientation is virtual?

Yes. Many of our colleges will be conducting advising before your orientation date. Please check your BBN Orientation Canvas course and your UKY email for a message from your advisor in the weeks prior to your orientation.

Will I need any specific equipment or software to participate in the online orientation?

We ask that all of our students attending an orientation have access to a stable internet connection and a device that has a webcam. If a webcam is unavailable, there will be the option to participate using audio-only. 

What if I do not have reliable internet access at home?

If you are planning to complete orientation virtually and are worried about being able to connect with us, please let us know by email at orientation@uky.edu as soon as possible. We’ll work with you to find a solution to ensure you’re registered for classes this fall.

What should I complete prior to my BBN Orientation?

In addition to completing the Orientation Checklist, we recommend students check their UKY email weekly for updates from their advisor to plan classes.

Visiting campus

I still would like to see the campus before making the decision to confirm at UK.

The University of Kentucky Visitor Center is proud to share our beautiful campus through our on-campus tours and enhanced virtual tours and online information sessions. This is the best way to experience the true beauty of UK’s campus while also ensuring safety. 

After registering for BBN Orientation

Where can I find a checklist of what to do after I register for BBNO?

Students joining us in the UK Class of 2025 should review this "What's Next!" checklist

You can find more information at orientation.uky.edu/checklist

When and how will I access my Canvas modules?

You should be added to your Canvas course about 3-4 weeks prior to orientation. You'll receive an invitation to join the Canvas course through your UK email (accessible at go.uky.edu/m365)

How will I receive updates about BBNO?

While you may receive mail from the Office of Orientation to your home address, most communication, including information from your advisor, will go to your UK email address. Visit go.uky.edu/m365 to check your mail. Your email address to log in is yourlinkblue@uky.edu (e.g. wldct234@uky.edu).