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Freshmen, transfer, international and readmission students joining UK beginning with the fall or summer term will complete "see blue." U Orientation in May, June or July.

We have additional dates in the fall and winter for students joining UK at the start of the spring semester.

All orientations through August 2020 will take place online. 

With the University's decision to move the start of fall 2020 classes to August 17, the orientations originally scheduled for that week have been rescheduled for Friday, August 14.

Freshman orientations

For freshmen starting Summer or Fall 2020

These orientations will take place online this summer. New freshmen must register for and participate in one of these options.

"see blue." U in May*

  • May 26
  • May 27
  • May 28
  • May 29

"see blue." U Summer Orientations*

  • June 22-23
  • June 23-24
  • June 24-25
  • June 25-26
  • June 29-30
  • June 30 - July 1
  • July 1-2
  • July 6-7
  • July 7-8
  • July 8-9
  • July 13-14
  • July 14-15

*Students who accept an offer to participate in Summer 99 will complete their new student orientation on one of the dates above but will be advised by their college for summer coursework prior to these dates.

Start-of-term Orientations

  • August 14

Any student not participating in orientation in May, June, July or on August 14, 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.

Transfer students

For transfer students starting Fall 2020

These orientations will take place online this summer. Transfer students must register for and participate in one of these options.

"see blue." U Summer Orientation

  • June 1
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 13

Start-of-term Orientations

  • August 14

Any student not participating in orientation in June, July or on August 14, 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.

For transfer students starting Summer 2020

These orientations will take place online this summer. New transfer students must register for and participate in one of these options.

Orientations for transfers enrolling beginning with the summer 2020 term

  • May 11, 2020
  • June 9, 2020

Readmission students

For readmission students returning Fall 2020

These orientations will take place online this summer. Readmission students must register for and participate in one of these options.

Orientations for readmitted students enrolling beginning with the fall 2020 term

  • July 10
  • July 16
  • August 14

Any student not participating in an orientation on one of the above dates, 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.

For readmission students returning Summer 2020

These orientations will take place online this summer. Readmission students must register for and participate in one of these options.

Orientations for readmitted students enrolling beginning with the summer 2020 term

  • May 11, 2020
  • June 9, 2020

International students

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