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Freshmen, transfer, international and readmission students joining UK beginning with the fall, spring or summer term must participate in a new student orientation.

Freshman orientations

For freshmen starting Fall 2022

Freshmen starting in the fall are required to attend a one-day, in-person BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern time.   

June 21 

June 22 

June 23 

June 28 

June 29 

June 30 

July 1 

July 6 

July 7 

July 8 

July 11 

July 12 

July 13 

July 14 

 

Capacity Information: BBN Orientations have limited capacity per date. As dates reach capacity, they will be automatically removed from the options available in myUK. Should additional space become available, you will see them in myUK, allowing you to switch your date.

August Orientation: If you cannot participate in any of the offered orientation dates above, you will need to attend the last BBN Orientation before the start of classes on Monday, August 15. First, register for any available date in myUK and pay the appropriate fees to confirm your plans to attend UK. Then, email orientation@uky.edu to request the August 15 BBN Orientation option.

Additional Information and Fees

Any student not participating in orientation for their designated start term  will need to complete late registration in the first week of classes (there is an additional $40 charge for late registration).  

If you are unable to attend any of the above dates, please email orientation@uky.edu.  

Freshmen beginning in fall 2022 are assessed the $125 orientation fee and $125 enrollment prepayment when registering for BBN Orientation.  

Transfer students and readmitted students with transfer work

For transfer students starting Fall 2022

Transfer students starting in the fall are required to attend a BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern time and will take place in-person, on campus.   

June 9

June 27

July 5

August 16

Transfer students will be assessed a $25 orientation fee after their orientation on their fall tuition bill. 

Capacity Information: BBN Orientations have limited capacity per date. As dates reach capacity, they will be automatically removed from the options available in myUK. Should additional space become available, you will see them in myUK, allowing you to switch your date.

Late Registration: If you cannot participate in any of the offered orientation dates, you will need to complete Late Registration during the first week of classes (there is an additional $40 charge for late registration). Email orientation@uky.edu to request Late Registration.

Additional Information + Fees

Transfer students will be assessed a $25 orientation fee after their orientation on their fall tuition bill. 

Any student not participating in orientation for their designated start term will need to complete late registration in the first week of classes (there is an additional $40 charge for late registration). 

Students requesting a start-of-term orientation should contact the Office of Orientation and Outreach

Readmitted students without transfer work

For readmitted students without transfer work

Readmitted students without transfer work will complete a self-paced, rolling online orientation.  

Students must register for this orientation in myUK. You may disregard the placeholder date for this orientation, as this is a rolling, virtual orientation.  

Within two weeks of registering for the orientation, you'll receive an email to your UK email address inviting you to the course in Canvas.  

In the Canvas course for readmitted students, you'll complete three modules. At the conclusion of those modules, you'll be provided instructions on connecting with your academic advisor. Your Online Orientation Hold will be lifted 1-2 business days after completing the modules.  

You will not be able to register for courses until you have done both of these things: 

  1. Completed your Canvas modules to have the Online Orientation Hold lifted and 

  1. Met virtually with your academic advisor to have your Advisor Hold lifted. 

International students

The University of Kentucky International Center serves all international students and provides detailed information about international orientation on their website

For International students starting Fall 2022 

  • August 14 – Arrival Date and Residence Halls Open for International Students
  • August 15-17 – International Big Blue Nation Orientation

Click here for a detailed orientation schedule.