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Orientation dates for summer and fall students are below. 

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 2021

Orientations for Fall 2021 freshmen will be held In-Person. 

Make note that you are selecting an in-person orientation – this designation is located after the event date when you register in myUK

BBN Orientations, especially those scheduled to take place in-person, 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.

Fall 2021 freshman planned in-person* BBN Orientations: August 16 and August 19

*Due to new University Policy, we are happy to accommodate up to two (2) parents or guests to attend an in-person BBN Orientation with their student if requested by the student. The guest fee is $30 per guest and can be added when you register for your in-person orientation.

Transfer students and readmitted students with transfer work

For transfer students starting Fall 2021

These orientations will take place in summer 2021. Orientation registration is now open for new transfer students joining us in the fall. Orientations will include Planned In-Person BBN Orientations. 

Fall 2021 transfer student planned in-person BBN Orientations: August 16 and August 19

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

Any student not participating in orientation in the summer 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

For readmitted students with transfer work

Readmitted students with transfer work for fall 2021

These orientations will take place in summer 2021. Orientation registration is now open for readmitted students with transfer work who are joining us in the fall. Orientations will include Planned In-Person BBN Orientations. 

Fall 2021 transfer/readmit with transfer work planned in-person BBN Orientations: August 16 and August 19

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

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

For readmitted students without transfer work

Readmitted students without transfer work for fall 2021

Readmitted students without transfer work who are starting in fall 2021 will complete a self-paced, rolling online orientation. 

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

Within one week 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
  2. 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.

International students for fall 2021

This orientation will take place in summer 2021. Orientation registration is now open for International Students who are joining us in the fall. Orientations will include Planned In-Person BBN Orientations. 

Fall 2021 freshmen/transfer International planned in-person BBN Orientations: August 18th.