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The Big Blue Nation is Waiting for You

Confirm your spot in the UK Class of 2026 at
Confirm your spot in the UK Class of 2026 at

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 18, 2022) – The University of Kentucky Class of 2026 is shaping up to be an impressive group — don’t miss out on being part of it! 

Future Wildcats should confirm their spot by registering for their Big Blue Nation Orientation and paying the enrollment deposit by 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 2, at

Confirming one’s spot in the Class of 2026 only takes a few simple steps.

UK is home to students from every county in Kentucky, all 50 states and more than 100 countries across the globe. We are in your corner — no matter who you are or where you come from. And when different perspectives meet, the world opens up. 

Student success is our top priority — both in the classroom and outside of it. We focus on making you happy, healthy and supported. At UK, you matter.  

It’s how we do things here. Our students and their success are at the center of everything we do, at every level of the university. The faculty, staff and administration at UK want you to do more and be more than you ever thought possible. 

UK is your community, a place where you belong. We can’t wait for you to join us.

For more information, or if you have questions about orientation, visit or email

If you have not applied to live on campus, it’s not too late! Visit to learn about Campus Housing options and the Living Learning Programs, and apply.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.