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May Grads Invited to Take Part in UK Alumni Association's Senior Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2022) — It’s time to honor University of Kentucky's spring graduates with a variety of get-togethers that include a look to the future, photographs and free giveaways during Senior Week, April 12-14.

The commemoration begins with a virtual event with UK alumni as they discuss their tips and advice for life after graduation. This gives seniors a chance to network with alumni and connect with other graduates on this fun and interactive panel discussion via Zoom. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Click here to register.

We are throwing it back to the classic picture day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. May 2022 graduates are invited to come to Wildcat Alumni Plaza on Avenue of Champions across from Memorial Coliseum to get a free professional photo taken in front of everyone’s favorite Wildcat statue, Bowman. Seniors can wear their cap and gown or have a professional headshot taken. Register here to schedule a time.

Our Thursday, April 14, it’s time to celebrate! Seniors can come by the Gatton Student Center: Barker Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pick up a free T-shirt and get free ice cream.

Details on all events are available at For more information about Senior Week, email Samantha Seitz at

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

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.