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UK Alumni Association celebrates Senior Week

Graduating seniors are invited to celebrate Senior Week on campus Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2022. Photo by Tim Webb.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2022) — Honoring University of Kentucky's Fall 2022 graduates with an array of activities that invite them to look to their future as they preserve memories of college days is the purpose of Senior Week, scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 1. 

Senior Week begins Tuesday, Nov. 29, with UK alumni discussing advice for life after graduation during an online Zoom event. This fun and interactive event provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to network with alumni and connect with other graduates. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Click here to register.

We are throwing it back to the classic picture day Wednesday, Nov. 30, with a free professional photo taken in front of the Bowman statue at Wildcat Alumni Plaza. Graduating seniors can choose to take a photo wearing their cap and gown or in professional attire from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Schedule a time here.

We celebrate graduates Thursday, Dec. 1, with a free alumni T-shirt and hot chocolate at the Gatton Student Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details on Senior Week events are available at or by emailing 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.

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