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Day 1 Schedule – Morning Time Event


8 a.m.

Check-In Opens

Singletary Center for the Arts Lobby

8:45 a.m.

“see blue.” U Welcome and Presentations

Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall

ATTENTION STUDENTS: You will need your folder and admissions profile report that you received at check-in at various times throughout orientation – please make sure you keep them with you at all times.

10 a.m.

STUDENTS – UKonnect Meeting #1 White Hall Classroom Building Find your UKonnect group number on your nametag

UKonnect 1

205 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 9

237 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 2

207 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 10

238 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 3

209 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 11

239 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 4

211 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 12

240 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 5

231 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 13

241 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 6

233 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 14

242 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 7

234 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 15

244 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 8

235 White Hall Classroom Building

UKonnect 16

246 White Hall Classroom Building

10 a.m.

FAMILIES/GUESTS – Student and Academic Life 101

11:15 a.m.

LUNCH – Gatton Student Center Ballroom

Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Students will be escorted from their UKonnect meeting by their UKonnect leader. Students and their families/guests are encouraged to sit with their groups during lunch – numbers will be displayed on the tables throughout the ballroom.

Day 1 and Day 2


8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Parent and Family Association Recharging Station powered by PNC Bank – Gatton Student Center Fireside Lounge Need a break from the action to recharge? Join the Parent and Family Association and PNC Bank for a place to relax, recharge your mind, body and/or mobile device! Refreshments provided.


Day 1 Schedule – Afternoon 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. RESOURCE FAIR – Gatton Student Center Social Staircase Representatives from these programs and others will be available to answer questions and provide information:

Center for Community Outreach — College of Agriculture, Food and Environment — College of Design — College of Health Sciences — College of Public Health — College of Social Work — DanceBlue — Education Abroad and Exchanges — First Generation Advising — Fraternity and Sorority Life — FUSION — Information Technology Services — Lexington Environmental Youth Outreach — Living on Campus (Housing, Dining and Living Learning Program) — Martin Luther King Center — MathExcel — National Society of Black Engineers — Office of LGBTQ* Resources — PNC Bank — Religious Life at the University of Kentucky — Air Force ROTC — School of Information Science — Stuckert Career Center — Student Activities Board — Office of Student Organizations and Activities — Student Support Services — Student Sustainability Council — Office of Sustainability — Tobacco-Free, Take Action! Ambassadors — Transformative Learning — UK Alumni Association (STAT/TEAM WILDCAT) — UK Athletics Hospitality — UK Athletics Ticket Office — UK Bands — UK Bookstore — UK Federal Credit Union — UK Student Center — University Health Service — Wildcat Wheels (bicycle library)

12:30 p.m.

STUDENTS – UKonnect Meeting #2 – White Hall Classroom Building (same locations as UKonnect Meeting #1)

1:30 p.m.

STUDENTS/FAMILIES/GUESTS – College Presentation Various Locations Agriculture, Food and Environment Arts and Sciences Gatton College of Business and Economics

114 White Hall Classroom Building Worsham Cinema, Gatton Student Center 2nd Floor Lobby, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building

Communication and Information Design Education Engineering Fine Arts Health Sciences Nursing Public Health Social Work

102 White Hall Classroom Building 209 Pence Hall 214 White Hall Classroom Building 118 White Hall Classroom Building 212 White Hall Classroom Building 110 White Hall Classroom Building 122 White Hall Classroom Building 208 White Hall Classroom Building 204 White Hall Classroom Building

2:45 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. INTEREST SESSIONS (See pages 3-4 for descriptions) 102









2:45 3:10 p.m.

PreProfessional Advising

Living on Campus

Peak Performance

Financial Wellness

Campus Involvement

Education Abroad and Exchanges

Disability Resource Center


FirstGeneration Connections

3:20 3:45 p.m.

Recipe for Success

Living on Campus

Peak Performance


Fraternity and Sorority Life


Disability Resource Center

Student Support Services

Resources for First-Generation Parents/Families

3:55 4:20 p.m.

PrePharmacy Advising

Living on Campus

Financial Aid

Major and Career Exploration

Campus Involvement

Education Abroad and Exchanges

Lewis Honors College Advising

UK Bands

UK Student Athletes

Foreign Language Exams 211 Ralph G. Anderson Building or 304 White Hall Classroom Building; 2:45 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. Students with a major offered by the College of Arts and Sciences: If you took Chinese, French, German or Spanish in high school, you are required to take the placement exam in the appropriate language. If you completed another foreign language and would like to continue with that language, please speak with your advisor on Day 2 regarding placement options.

Students with a major in a college other than the College of Arts and Sciences: You must take the exam if you have high school

credit for a language and wish to continue studying the same language. You do not need the exam if you want to start in the first level of a different language than you took in high school or if you do not plan to study a language in the fall. If you completed a foreign language other than Chinese, French, German or Spanish in high school and would like to continue with that language, please speak with your advisor on Day 2 regarding placement options. Space is limited at each time option – tickets available at check-in or the information table outside of 106 White Hall Classroom Building. Please see your ticket for time and room location. Foreign language exam score information will be available at your college during advising and registration on day two.


INTEREST SESSIONS: Summaries Campus Involvement Looking to explore student organizations and involvement opportunities on campus? There are more than 700 registered student organizations that fall into 12 categories including academic, club sports, cultural, fine arts, hobbies and interests, political, professional, recreational, religious, service and more; there is something for everyone! Join us to learn about student organizations and our online student engagement platform where you can connect with organizations, programs and departments. The Office of Student Organizations and Activities connects students to their passions and strengths as well as provides leadership development that helps students build and enhance their marketable skills. Not only will students build lifelong friendships by getting involved, they will also build a better future! Disability Resource Center Getting around campus, attending classes, completing assignments or taking exams can lead to problems for students with ADHD, learning disorders, acute or chronic health conditions, emotional or psychological disorders or physical disabilities. Families and students are invited to attend this session to learn more about the resources and services available through the center regarding academic, dining and residential accommodations. We welcome your questions. Education Abroad and Exchanges UK Education Abroad and Exchanges offers programs for every major during the summer, fall, winter, spring and academic year. Studying abroad is just one piece of the pie; there are also opportunities to intern, teach, serve or conduct research abroad. Come learn how you can complete degree requirements overseas! #seeblueabroad Financial Wellness Basic money management concepts like budgeting, credit, saving and living on a budget require reinforcement at all stages of life. Get a glimpse into the campus resources available, including the Student Financial Wellness Center and MoneyCATS peer coaches, that will serve as a foundation for education and assistance throughout your UK career. You’ll also learn how to navigate your free access to iGrad, a tool to help students and their families achieve continued financial success. Financial Aid Join us for a discussion of the processes and procedures for securing financial assistance, including the types of aid available, filing deadlines, award notification timelines and requirements for continued eligibility for aid after the freshman year. Information for Kentucky high school graduates regarding KEES awards will be provided. Financial aid representatives will be available for individual questions in 215 White Hall Classroom Building from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. First-Generation Connections First-Generation Student Advising is here to help firstgeneration students at UK navigate the complexities of higher education. We do this by providing targeted advising, offering mentoring opportunities and sponsoring a living-learning community. The university defines a “firstgeneration student” as neither parent or guardian having earned a bachelor’s degree. Come connect with us!


Fraternity and Sorority Life Fraternities and sororities have a rich tradition at the University of Kentucky, starting in the 1890s. They continue to provide support, friendship and leadership to students and the UK community today. Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is a great way for students to be involved, form lifelong friendships, participate in community service and philanthropic endeavors and increase their leadership skills. This session provides incoming students and their families more information about the membership opportunities here at UK, as well as time to ask questions of the FSL staff. Internships One of the most important career development experiences that students can participate in is an internship. It is a great space to test out, explore and learn about different jobs and make decisions about maximizing your time at UK as you prepare for the working world. Internship experience is one of the most important activities that employers look for when recruiting new graduates for employment opportunities. You’re invited to meet with representatives from the James W. Stuckert Career Center to learn how to find an internship, how it fits into your four-year plan and how to earn academic credit! Lewis Honors College Advising Session Lewis Honors College students, you’ll want to attend this session! Join us for advising for students admitted to the Lewis Honors College; meeting other Lewis Honors students, faculty and staff; and learning information about special opportunities within the program. Living on Campus Welcome home! Students are our top priority at the University of Kentucky. That’s why UK has invested nearly $2.5 billion in the last several years revitalizing our campus, including our housing and dining facilities. Campus is designed for you. Attend this session and learn about the Living Learning Program, discover the various residence halls and room types available and hear about all the state-of-the-art dining venues and meal plan options. Representatives from Campus Housing, UK Dining and Residence Life offices will be on-hand to share information and answer your questions. Major and Career Exploration Stressed about not knowing which major might be the best choice for you or not sure where to start exploring your academic or career options? Connect your career interests to a major at UK through the career-decision-making process and explore the opportunities available at UK’s Stuckert Career Center. MathExcel Learn about the MathExcel program, a special version of Calculus I (MA 113), and apply for admission after the presentation. MathExcel students get extra personal attention in intensive, collaborative workshops that are devoted to problem solving. MathExcel is open to all students who are eligible to enroll in Calculus I.

Office for Institutional Diversity Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES) This session provides details about academic support services and student programming targeted to African-American, Latino and Native-American students as well as students receiving the William C. Parker Scholarship. Presenters will share information about the Critical First-Year Program and the William C. Parker academic student contract. Peak Performance While coming to college is certainly exciting, positive life events and transitions such as this can still be stressful. To be the best you at UK, it is imperative to manage your stress well. This session will introduce you to stressors related to being a first-year college student as well as strategies and resources, such as the Counseling Center, to help you achieve your peak performance. Pre-Pharmacy Advising All students planning to pursue pharmacy are strongly encouraged to attend this session. The pre-pharmacy advisor will present an overview of the nationally-ranked College of Pharmacy and its doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program, admissions requirements, class scheduling and major selection for pre-pharmacy students. Tips to begin strengthening your application will be provided. Pre-Professional Advising (pre-law, pre-medical and preparatory programs for other pre-professional and allied health professions) Advisors from across the university will share information to help you plan for professional school. This session is open to students from all majors to educate you on the admittance process for professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary science, law and other professional schools. Bring your questions and let this panel give you the details on what you need to know now! Recipe for Success Research has shown there are some common behaviors, habits and strategies students use to succeed academically. This session will walk through the essential ingredients

for academic success and provide a basic “recipe for success� related to the services and resources provided by Transformative Learning (TL). TL is a student’s one-stop shop for on-campus academic resources, and our student services include academic coaching, peer tutoring (The Study and Presentation U) and common hour review sessions. Resources for First Generation Parents/Families This session is designed to teach first-generation families to learn ways to help their students transition to college. You will learn about college lingo and the typical cycle for freshmen. Additionally, you will hear about the different resources available for your student. Come prepared with your questions. Student Support Services We are here to help. Student Support Services is a federally-funded academic support program aimed at first-generation college students, low-income students and students with documented disabilities designed to increase retention and graduation rates. Services provided include free tutoring, academic planning, personal counseling, financial aid information, study skills workshops and cross-cultural activities. UK Student Athletes Building a class schedule around practice times: the first step in finding the proper balance between academics and athletics. NOTE: This session is for varsity athletes and families only. UK Bands The University of Kentucky Bands are an integral part of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music. The extensive activities of the winds, percussion and jazz division include three concert bands, the Wildcat Marching Band and Basketball Pep Band and several jazz and percussion ensembles. Whether you are looking to play in one of our world-renowned concert groups or are interested in entertaining thousands of fans as part of one of the finest collegiate marching bands in the country, UK Bands has a place for you, regardless of major.


Day 1 Schedule – Evening Time

Event – Location

4:30 p.m.

UK PANHELLENIC RECRUITMENT INFORMATION – 106 White Hall Classroom Building Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about UK’s Panhellenic sororities and more! Learn how to become a part of the largest women’s student organization on campus and discover opportunities within community service, social activities and scholarship. UK Panhellenic sorority women will be available to answer your questions and tell you what sorority life is really like. You may also register for fall primary recruitment week.

KENTUCKY IFC FRATERNITY INFORMATION – 102 White Hall Classroom Building Learn more about the Interfraternity Council at the University of Kentucky and the council’s fall recruitment process. This presentation will give you all of the information you need regarding IFC recruitment, the opportunities that are available to you through the fraternity experience and scholarships that are available to incoming male students. Current IFC officers will lead the session and answer questions.

LIVING LEARNING PROGRAM (LLP) ADMITTED STUDENT INFO SESSION Students admitted to one of the following living learning programs will have the opportunity to meet other participating students, meet the LLP staff, get information about move-in activities and have all of your questions answered. Business Enterprise LLP – 124 Gatton College of Business and Economics Building (June 18 and 19 only) Creative Arts LLP – 212 White Hall Classroom Building (June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 and July 10, 11, 12, 13 only) Engineering LLP – 118 White Hall Classroom Building International Village and LEXengaged – 114 White Hall Classroom Building Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College – 110 White Hall Classroom Building (June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 and July 5, 10, 11, 12 only) STEMCats – 122 White Hall Classroom Building

DINNER (on your own)

Maps of area restaurants are available at the information table in White Hall Classroom Building and Jewell Hall

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. EXPLORE DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON The city of Lexington, one of the nation’s best small metro college towns, is a five-time winner of 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, ranks highly on Forbes’ Best Places for Business and Careers and is ranked the seventh Best Midsize City for Finding a Job. Come see the role our vibrant downtown plays in making this city the great place we call home. Stop by and visit our staff and enjoy some Kentucky treats at the Lexington Visitors Center in the heart of downtown at Lexington’s restored “Old Courthouse” at 215 West Main Street. While there you can enjoy interactive displays while learning about Lexington and the Bluegrass Region and snap a picture of yourself with Big Lex, a life-sized blue horse! Optional 30-minute walking tours of downtown will be provided at 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each student who visits will receive a gift and a coupon for discounted options for dinner in the downtown area. Parking is available at The Square Garage at 350 West Short Street and three hours of parking can be validated at the Visitors Center. A shuttle will leave from Jewell Hall on Martin Luther King Boulevard at 5:45 and 6 p.m. and will make return trips at 7:15, 8 and 8:30 p.m. from the Lexington Visitors Center at the corner of Short and Upper Streets. A full list of dining options and events will be provided.

7:30 p.m.

EXPLORE THE GATTON STUDENT CENTER Join us at the newly renovated Gatton Student Center at 7:30 p.m. in the state-of-the-art Worsham Cinema as we will be showing a recent blockbuster movie. Details and an updated schedule of programming for the evening will be announced during “see blue.” U.


“see blue.” U orientation leaders will be available at Jewell Hall to assist with questions about scheduling classes, as well as provide general information about campus.

Day 2 Schedule

Students 8:30 a.m.

STUDENTS - ADVISING AND REGISTRATION Agriculture, Food and Environment Arts and Sciences Gatton College of Business and Economics Communication and Information Design Education Engineering Fine Arts Health Sciences Nursing Public Health Social Work

Various Locations

106 White Hall Classroom Building 110 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building 204 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building 118 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building 208 White Hall Classroom Building 106 White Hall Classroom Building

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. “see blue.” U SUMMER SENDOFF Join us at the Gatton Student Center outside of Champions Kitchen as you conclude your “see blue.” U Orientation. Pick up your yard sign, meet campus representatives, get ready for K Week with free goodies and much more. Enjoy a discounted Day 2 lunch at Champions Kitchen (see page 8 for details). 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. RESIDENCE HALL OPEN HOUSES On Day 2 of “see blue.” U, students and their families will have the opportunity to attend an open house at two of our residence halls. Campus Housing staff will be showcasing the four-person suite room type in Roselle Hall. All other room types will be highlighted in Boyd Hall. Only a five-minute walk from the UK Bookstore, these open houses are a great way for new students to visualize where they will be living in the fall. Contact Campus Housing with questions at 859-257-1866.

Families/Guests 8 - 8:45 a.m. BREAKFAST SERVED – Gatton Student Center First Floor 8:45 a.m.

FAMILY/GUEST PROGRAM – Worsham Cinema, Gatton Student Center Information from the following UK programs and topics will be provided during the Family/Guest Program: Campus Safety, Counseling, Student Account Services, Transportation Services and University Health Service. The program will also include a student panel providing a chance to hear information about life at UK from current students.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. “SEE BLUE.” U SUMMER SENDOFF Meet up with your student outside of Champions Kitchen as we conclude the “see blue.” U Orientation.

Don’t forget to pick up your class of 2022 T-shirts provided by UK Bookstore. 6


Roselle Hall

Jewell Hall


WILDCARD Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.








Visit for complete instructions and information. 7

Jacobs Science Building

Students can purchase their WildCard student ID in 380 Gatton Student Center. There is a $17 charge for a new student ID and $5 charge for an ID holder (this is optional). Each student will need to bring a government-issued ID to obtain the WildCard ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID or state identification card).




M-F 8:00am – 4:15pm.

Students can purchase their WildCard student ID in 105 Bowman’s Den.

There is a $15 charge for a new student ID and $5 charge for an ID holder (this is optional). Each student will need to bring a government issued ID to obtain the WildCard ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID or state identification card).



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UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS: AGRI CULTURE , FOOD AND EN VIRONME NT Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology Agricultural Economics Animal Sciences Career and Technical Education Community and Leadership Development Dietetics Equine Science and Management Family Sciences Food Science Forestry Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences Hospitality Management and Tourism Human Nutrition Landscape Architecture Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles Natural Resources and Environmental Science Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Agriculture COL L EGE OF A RTS AND SCIE NCE S Anthropology Biology Chemistry Economics English Environmental & Sustainability Studies Foreign Language and International Economics Gender & Women’s Studies Geography Geological Sciences Health, Society & Populations History International Studies Linguistics Mathematical Economics Mathematics Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Arabic and Islamic Studies Chinese Studies Classics French and Francophone Studies German Studies Japan Studies Russian Studies Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology

Spanish Topical Studies Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Arts and Sciences Mathematics/Natural Science Humanities/Social Science G AT TO N CO L LE G E O F B U SIN E SS A ND E CO N O M I C S Accounting Economics Finance Management Marketing Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Business and Economics CO L L E G E O F CO M M U N I CATI O N A N D IN FO R M ATI O N Communication Information Communication Technology Integrated Strategic Communication Journalism Media Arts and Studies Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Communication CO L L E G E O F D E S I G N Architecture Interior Design CO L L E G E O F E D U CATI O N Early Elementary Education Health Promotion (Health Education) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Kinesiology (Physical Education) Middle Level Education Secondary English Education Secondary Social Studies Education Secondary STEM Education Special Education Non-Certification Majors: Kinesiology (Exercise Science) Health Promotion Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Education CO L L E G E O F E N G I N E E R I N G First Year Engineering Biosystems Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering

Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining Engineering CO LLE G E O F F I N E A RTS Art Education Art History and Visual Studies Art Studio Arts Administration Dance Digital Media and Design Music Education Music Liberal Arts Music Performance Theatre Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Art Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Arts Administration Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Music Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Theatre CO LLE G E O F HE A LTH S C I E N C E S Clinical Leadership and Management Communication Sciences and Disorders Human Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Health Sciences CO LLE G E O F N U R S I N G Nursing - Four Year CO LLE G E O F P U B LI C HE A LTH Public Health CO LLE G E O F S O C I A L WO R K Social Work PRE-PROFESSIONAL AND G R A D UATE P R O G R A M S Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Studies Pre-Podiatric Medicine Pre-Veterinary Medicine LE W I S HO N O R S CO LLE G E Learn about honors education opportunities at • Maintain addresses • View financial aid information • Access your financial account and pay online • Course registration and add/drop • View your grades and unofficial transcript • Degree planner UK’s official method of communication with currently enrolled students is through your assigned UK email. 9



SO CIA L WO R K 859-257-6650

HO U S I N G O F F I C E 859-257-1866

DE N T IST RY 859-323-6071

I N TE R N ATI O N A L ADMISSION 859-257-4708

G R A DUAT E SCH O O L 859-257-4613 L AW 859-218-1678 ME DICIN E 859-323-6161 PH A R MACY 859-323-2755



EDUCATION 859-257-6076

A IR FO R CE R OTC 859-257-7115

ENGINEE RIN G 859-257-1687

A R MY R OTC 859-257-6865

F INE ARTS 859-218-2487

CA MPU S R E CR E AT IO N 859-257-3928

HEALTH SCIE NCE S 859-218-0573

DE A N O F ST U DE N T S 859-257-3754

N URSI NG 859-323-5108

DISA B IL ITY R E SO U R CE CE N T E R 859-257-2754

P UBL I C H E A LTH 859-218-0241



OFFICE OF U N D E R G R A D UATE ADMISSION 859-257-2000 O F F I C E O F U N I V E R S I TY R E G I STR A R 859-257-7157 OFFICE OF U N D E R G R A D UATE RESEARCH 859-257-0049 undergraduate-research STU C K E RT CA R E E R C E N TE R 859-257-2746 STU D E N T ACCO U N T S E RVI C E S 859-257-3406 STU D E N T S E RV I C E S C E N TE R 859-257-6597 TR A N S F E R C E N TE R 859-257-2000


VI S I TO R C E N TE R 859-257-3595

O F F I C E O F STU D E N T FINANCIAL AID 859-257-3172

VA R S I TY ATHLE TI C S 859-257-8000

O F F I C E O F STU D E N T O R G A N I Z ATI O N S A N D ACTI V I TI E S 859-218-8867

VE TE R A N S R E S O U R C E C E N TE R 859-257-1148

Orientation Leaders Hannah Ayers – Danville, Ky. Jena Carter – Lexington, Ky. Kelley Conley – Waynesboro, Va. Drew Dear – Nicholasville, Ky. Makensie Ellermann – Paducah, Ky. Andrew Fagaly – Mason, Ohio Shyla Harton – Atlanta Kaci Hurks – Mason, Ohio Paige Kappes – Independence, Ky. Paige Maffett – Bloomington, Ill. Kaile McLellan – Kingsport, Tenn.

Christine Okoisama – Lagos, Nigeria Ryan Page – Nashville, Tenn. Nia Pennington – Atlanta Jalyn Reaves – Birmingham, Ala. Katherine Rintamaa – Lexington, Ky. Tyler Rush – London, Ky. Emily Sandford – Lexington, Ky. Jay Simha – Erlanger, Ky. Kristen Steinkamp – Chicago Briana Sweatt – Paducah, Ky. Ellie Williams – Cold Spring, Ky.







MISSION The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY: • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research;

• Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity; and

• Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.

STRATEGIC VISION As Kentucky’s indispensable institution, we transform the lives of our students and advance the Commonwealth we serve – and beyond – through our teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, discovery, research and creativity, promotion of health, and deep community engagement.

VALUES The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values. Integrity

Academic freedom

Civic engagement


Shared governance

Social responsibility

Mutual respect and human dignity

A sense of community

Diversity and inclusion

Work-life sensitivity

Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability


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