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Welcome to the Big Blue Nation.

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!  Be sure to check this page regularly as we continue to update offerings for our 2021-2022 Open House and Events series. 

Big Blue Open Houses

We're rolling out the Big Blue carpet and inviting you to experience our campus. At UK, we've carefully curated all you need to be successful - opportunities, people, resources and spaces - and our Big Blue Open House events are designed for exploration. The University of Kentucky community is here for you - the admissions team, tour guides, college representatives and campus resources - to help you explore your wildest ambitions and find opportunities you never realized were out there.

How to Register

When you select a date below, you'll see options to add various sessions to your personal itinerary.

✔️ It's important that you add a "Check-in Window" to your itinerary before your first session/tour of the day. This is how you'll receive driving and parking instructions as part of your confirmation itinerary. At check-in, you will receive an agenda for the day, campus tour tickets and swag.

✔️ Sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For example, if a Campus Tour you're interested in attending is listed as full, you'll need to select a different Campus Tour timeslot.

✔️ When you register, you must agree to follow our Campus Visitor Heath and Safety Guidelines.

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Saturday, Jan. 22

Saturday, Feb. 19

Admitted Student Receptions

This is your moment, so we're bringing the Big Blue Nation to YOU! Our Admitted Student Receptions are designed to help you explore all the possibilities available to you within our community.

We will cover the next steps in  your journey to officially becoming a Wildcat at this special event. You and a guest will learn about all UK has to offer - from academic and career opportunities to financial aid and student life. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions and will be on hand to answer your questions and walk you through your next steps as an admitted student. 

Space is limited. Register soon - you don't want to miss this! #BBNBound 

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Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

There are two event options for Lexington-area students and admitted students are welcome to attend either or both events. These receptions will both take place at the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus. 

The reception on March 22 will include a presentation about next steps as an admitted student and the opportunity to connect with other future Wildcats. 

Tuesday, March 22 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

 

The reception on April 18 will focus on topics related to multicultural students at the University of Kentucky. There will be a presentation about next steps as an admitted student, opportunity to connect with other future Wildcats, and information about UK campus resources for multicultural students including social, academic, cultural, and financial resources.

Monday, April 18 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

There are two event options for Louisville-area students and admitted students are welcome to attend either or both events. 

The reception on March 8 will include a presentation about next steps as an admitted student and the opportunity to connect with other future Wildcats. 

Tuesday, March 8 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

 

The reception on April 11 will focus on topics related to multicultural students at the University of Kentucky. There will be a presentation about next steps as an admitted student, opportunity to connect with other future Wildcats, and information about UK campus resources for multicultural students including social, academic, cultural, and financial resources.

Monday, April 11 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Eastern Kentucky

London, Kentucky

Wednesday, March 16 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Northern Kentucky

Erlanger, Kentucky

Monday, March 7 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Western Kentucky

Paducah, Kentucky

Tuesday, February 22 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

 

Owensboro, Kentucky

Monday, March 14 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

 

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Tuesday, March 15 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Wednesday, March 2 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, February 24 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Illinois

Oak Brook, Illinois

Tuesday, March 1 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

 

South Barrington, Illinois

Wednesday, March 2 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Monday, February 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Michigan

Troy, Michigan

Tuesday, March 29 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Missouri

Richmond Heights, MO

Monday, February 21| 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Ohio

Independence, Ohio

Tuesday, February 15 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

 

Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, February 16 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

Thursday, February 17 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, March 15| 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Wednesday, February 23 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Texas

Plano, Texas

Wednesday, March 23 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

On-Campus Admitted Student Days

We are honored that you are considering attending the University of Kentucky so we've created an on-campus visit experience just for you -- the Class of 2022.

Join us on campus this spring to learn more about the Big Blue Nation, tour campus, meet with current students from your anticipated area of study, and get answers for all of your questions about becoming a Wildcat.

We can't wait to meet you!

Learn More and register

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Be sure to check this page regularly as we continue to update offerings for our 2021-2022 Open House and Events series. 

Questions?

Prim Wathen Hudgins Director of Events for Enrollment Management

Email
primwathen@uky.edu

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Alexis Meza de los Santos Reclutadora de Diversidad Latinx/Hispana

Email
alexis.meza@uky.edu
Phone
859-562-2991
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