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photo of students making the shape of Kentucky on Kroger Field
Are you ready to join #UK2025? Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Class of 2025 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 May 1 at (Since May 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended until 11:59 p.m. ET the following Monday).

Confirming one’s spot in the Class of 2025 just takes a few simple steps.

  • Set up your linkblue account and UKY email address (linkblue ID and temporary password are provided in a student’s acceptance letter)
  • Review and select a BBN Orientation date
  • Pay your enrollment deposit and orientation fee
  • That’s it — welcome to UK 2025!

The university is excited to welcome all of our Wildcats back to campus this fall as preparations continue for a traditional in-person, residential experience — an experience that makes UK so distinctive.

It’s a distinct experience because 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.

The University of Kentucky 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, the Living Learning Program and apply.