Frequently Asked Questions
BBN Orientation Overview
Aside from registering for 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.
The orientation date that I prefer is not displaying within my registration portal.
Orientations are open for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure the best advising experience possible, we work with colleges to set capacities for individual dates.
If you are already registered for BBN Orientation, you can select a new date using the instructions above. You'll only see available dates.
If you have not already registered for BBN Orientation and are a first-time freshmen planning to enroll in Fall 2022, please see this information about update enrollment opportunities.
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.
Attending BBN Orientation
What is the orientation fee for freshmen?
Freshman students joining us in Fall 2022 pay a $125 orientation fee and $125 enrollment prepayment when registering for orientation. Additionally, students must pay a $30 guest fee per guest if bringing a guest(s) 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.
I am planning to spend the night in Lexington. Where should I stay?
We encourage you to stay on campus during your time at BBN Orientation. We will have a residence hall open that allows students and their guests to stay in a two bedroom suite style room. For more information, click here.
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 parents or guests to attend an in-person BBN Orientation. The guest fee is $30 per guest and can be added when you register for your in-person orientation.
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!
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 2026 should review 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 email@example.com (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).