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see blue. U gives new students a head start on life at UK

July 1, 2014

The campus has recently sprung to life again with thousands of young people — the newest members of the UK family — visiting the university for the first time as new students.


It’s all part of see blue. U — a two-day orientation for new students and their families where they can learn everything they need to know about their first year at the University of Kentucky. Over the next few weeks, students and families will get an intense, fast-paced and in-depth look at what they need to know before they officially move to UK in August.


From navigating parking to understanding student code of conduct and the all-important process of registering for classes, see blue. U is designed to help our newest students, and their extended families, get a feel for what it will be like when they begin their studies this fall.


It’s terrific to see the campus abuzz with students and their families. We are expecting a record first-year class again this fall — another sign of the momentum UK has in becoming one of the handful of thriving, public residential research campuses in America.


Students and families are excited about the new living and learning spaces being constructed on campus as well as the distinctive opportunities afforded at UK across more than 200 majors with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.


It’s a reminder of why we are here. We are an institution that places students first. A campus full of new students — the best and brightest in our state and region — is an exciting and compelling reminder of that fact.


All the best,



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