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UK Alumni Association Announces Senior Week Activities Dec. 1-3

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association will celebrate December 2021 graduates during Senior Week, Dec. 1-3.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, join the “Wildcats: Let’s Get Ready for the Real World” discussion beginning 7:30 p.m. EST, via Zoom. UK alumni will share their tips and best advice for life after graduation. This will also be a chance for seniors to network with alumni and connect with fellow graduates in this fun and interactive panel discussion. Click here to register.

It’s picture day on Thursday, Dec. 2. Photo sessions will be offered at Wildcat Alumni Plaza in front of Bowman, the Wildcat statue, on Avenue of Champions across from Memorial Coliseum from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST. December 2021 graduates can register at to schedule a time for a free professional headshot or a photo in their cap and gown.

The Graduate Celebration is on Friday, Dec. 3. Graduates can pick up their free UK alumni T-shirt and enjoy hot chocolate on the second floor of the Gatton Student Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST.  

See details on all events at

For questions, contact Samantha Seitz at 859-257-8700 or

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.

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