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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 Spring 2022

Orientations for Spring 2022 freshmen will be held In-Person. 

Students starting in the spring are required to attend a BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time.   

November 19 

January 5 

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.

For freshmen starting Summer 2022

Orientations for Summer 2022 freshmen will be held In-Person. 

Students starting in the summer are required to attend a BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time.   

May 13 

June 10 

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.

For freshmen starting Fall 2022

Orientations for Fall 2022 freshmen will be held In-Person. 

Freshmen starting in the fall are required to attend a one-day 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 

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.

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 Spring 2022

Orientations for Spring 2022 transfer students will be held In-Person. 

Transfer students starting in the spring are required to attend a BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time.   

November 19 

January 6 

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

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.

For transfer students starting Summer 2022

Orientations for Summer 2022 transfer students will be held In-Person. 

Transfer students starting in the spring are required to attend a BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time.   

May 13 

June 10 

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

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.

For transfer students starting Fall 2022

Orientations for Fall 2022 transfer students will be held In-Person. 

Transfer students starting in the spring are required to attend a BBN Orientation on any one of these dates. The day’s program will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time.   

June 9 

June 27 

July 5 

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

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.

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 Spring 2022 

January 7 

For International students starting Fall 2022 

August 17