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Every Wildcat has their own unique experience – your visit should be personalized to you, too.

Click the button below to build your UK visit. Start by finding an Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, then add additional visits based on your academic interests, if desired and available. Reserve your spot as soon as possible as space is limited. We can't wait to welcome you to our Kentucky Home!

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16 Academic Colleges

UK is one of only eight institutions in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus.

200+ Majors and Programs

UK has a strong faculty core that supports 200+ academic programs spread across 16 degree-granting colleges, the Lewis Honors College, Graduate School and the UK Library system.

600+ Student Organizations

We inspire students to explore the many opportunities for involvement in UK’s community beyond the classroom and residence life experience.

$5.4 Billion

invested in infrastructure across campus, including a $256 million multidisciplinary research building and the continued expansion of a $1 billion health care facility started in 2004.

Admitted Student Days

Our Admitted Student Day events have concluded for the spring semester. Check back in November 2024 for our 2025 Admitted Student Day offerings!

Our Admitted Student Days, taking place in Spring 2025, will allow you to learn more about your next steps, gather valuable advice from current students in your anticipated area of study, and tour campus. During the student’s college meeting, family and guests will attend a session with the UK Parent and Family Association. 

Open Houses and Events

Looking for more ways to get to know UK? 

Our Open House and Events series is designed to introduce you to what's possible at the University of Kentucky. Whether you're traveling to Lexington or we're bringing the Big Blue Nation to your town, we're excited to connect with you!

Open Houses and Events

120 Kentucky Counties

Students from every county in Kentucky.

50 U.S. States

Students from every US State.

100+ Countries

And students from all over the world.

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Be your own tour guide! If you prefer to visit campus on your own or over the weekend, or if you are unable to register for a guided Campus Tour on a date that works for you, the Self-Guided Campus Tour is a great way to get to know UK. Click the button below to get a printable version of our Self-Guided Tour map with information you'll need to explore our campus at your own pace.

Self-Guided Campus Tour Map

2024-25 Holidays and Special Hours

While you're welcome to come to campus for a Self-Guided Tour any time, keep in mind that University building hours may be altered on the weekends and for special holidays.

The University of Kentucky will be closed for the following 2024-25 holidays:

  • June 19 for Juneteenth
  • July 4 for Independence Day
  • September 2 for Labor Day
  • November 5 for Election Day
  • November 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving
  • December 25 - January 1 for Winter Holiday Break
  • January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • May 26 for Memorial Day
  • June 19 for Juneteenth

Diverse Student Visit Opportunities

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First-Generation Student Visit Opportunities

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