May 2016 Graduates Invited to Grad Salute

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association invites all UK May 2016 graduates to take part in Grad Salute, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 8-11, at the King Alumni House on the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue.

Grad Salute is the perfect opportunity for graduates to finalize all their Commencement needs in one stop. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation selections. During Grad Salute, graduates will be able to:

• Purchase an official custom cap, gown and tassel.

• Verify there are no stops or holds on graduation records.

• Obtain career information and employment resources.

• Register to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

• Order an official UK class ring.

• Purchase a UK diploma frame.

• Order official personalized graduation announcements.

• Support a Big Blue tradition with a gift to UK.

• Be part of a new UK tradition and order a Wildcat Alumni Plaza paver.

• Become a member of the UK Alumni Association at a special rate of $25 per year for new grads. Those who select the association's three-year pre-paid membership option will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.

For more information about Grad Salute, visit or contact Jill Smith at or 859-257-8906.

The UK Alumni Association is a membership supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit or call 1-800-269-2586.

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Harder, 859-323-2396,