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All new and readmitted degree-seeking students are required to participate in a BBN Orientation. Registration for BBN Orientation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Information for Admitted First-Year Students Who Have Not Confirmed for Fall 2022

The interest among incoming first-year students to be part of the Big Blue Nation this fall has been unprecedented.  

To that end, on May 4, 2022, the University transitioned its admittance for first-year students for the Fall 2022 semester based on admitted college and residency. Please see this page for current enrollment opportunities.

Information for Admitted Transfer and Readmit Students Can Find Be Found Below

UK Wildcat at orientation with student and guest
1 Log into myUK

Log into myUK.uky.edu with your linkblue username and password. Haven't set up your linkblue? Visit newstudent.uky.edu

2 Navigate to BBNO Registration

After logging in, select Student Services, disregard the "Not an Active Student" message, select Admissions, then select BBN Orientation Registration from the left sidebar.

3 Reserve your date

Follow the prompts to select your date and pay any applicable fees. See full details about orientation fees below.

4 Congrats!

After completing the prompts, you'll receive an email indicating that you've successfully registered for BBN Orientation! Welcome, Wildcat!

Detailed instructions

Incoming Freshmen

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.

See instructions with screenshots and hints

  • Log in to myUK.uky.edu with your linkblue username and password.
    • If you have not already created your linkblue account, please do so at newstudent.uky.edu. 
    • If you have technical trouble accessing myUK, contact UK ITS at 859-218-4357.
  • 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 Register for an Orientation;

    • Select the orientation date of choice;

    • Select Continue and choose your payment method

      • Note: payment is required in advance of orientation only for fall freshmen; other students will have applicable orientation fees assessed after participating in orientation.

    • Once you have selected your payment method, click the Next button to enter your payment method information. If payment is not made at the time of confirmation, you will not be confirmed for BBN Orientation and will need to reserve your space when your payment can be completed.

      IMPORTANT: After completing your payment, be sure to follow all prompts. If you do not complete the process after payment to select an orientation date, you will not be registered for an orientation.

    • Military-connected students and families: We appreciate those who defend our country and the incredible role of military families, who sacrifice and support their loved ones. If your admission application responses indicated that you are a member of a military-connected family, as gratitude from the University of Kentucky you'll receive a reduced registration fee when registering for a UK orientation date.

By completing the steps above, you're confirmed your plans to attend the University of Kentucky! Welcome to the Big Blue Nation!

Transfer and Readmitted Students with Transfer work

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.

See instructions with screenshots and hints

  • Log in to myUK.uky.edu with your linkblue username and password.
    • If you have not already created your linkblue account, please do so at newstudent.uky.edu. 
    • If you have technical trouble accessing myUK, contact UK ITS at 859-218-4357.
  • 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 Register for an Orientation;

    • Select the orientation date of choice;

    • Select Continue

    • IMPORTANT: After selecting Continue, you are confirmed and registered for your BBN Orientation. You will be assessed a $25 orientation fee after completing your BBN Orientation.

By completing the steps above, you're confirmed your plans to attend the University of Kentucky! Welcome to the Big Blue Nation!

Online Program and Readmitted Students without Transfer Work

PLEASE NOTE: This is a fully online, self-paced orientation. There is no orientation programming on January 4th. You will be added to a Canvas course to complete your orientation requirement via a series of modules. Your academic advisor will be reaching out to you within 2-3 weeks to help you register for courses.

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.
    • If you have not already created your linkblue account, please do so at newstudent.uky.edu. 
    • If you have technical trouble accessing myUK, contact UK ITS at 859-218-4357.
  • 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 Register for an Orientation;

    • Select the orientation date of choice;

    • Select Continue

    • IMPORTANT: After selecting Continue, you are confirmed and registered for your BBN Orientation. There are no orientation fees for your online, self-paced BBN Orientation.

By completing the steps above, you're confirmed your plans to attend the University of Kentucky! Welcome to the Big Blue Nation!

Need to change your 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 BBNO date of choice;

    • Select Continue

There will be no additional charges for switching your orientation.

Can't see the date you're looking for?

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.