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UK Launches Program to Connect Current and Prospective Students

Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) — The University of Kentucky has launched a new program, Chat with a Cat, that allows prospective students to chat with current students.

“The college decision-making process can be daunting. Do you ever wish you could take just a few minutes to chat with a current college student to ask honest questions without pressure or expectations? That's why we've created Chat with a Cat,” said Christine Harper UK’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management and chief enrollment officer. “Our team of current students are ready to share their UK experience and answer all of your questions about being a UK Wildcat.”

Students admitted to UK are able to request a one-on-one meeting with any one of the current students in the program — who represent the diverse backgrounds, experiences and majors in the UK community.

A full list of students in the Chat with a Cat program, along with more information about the program can be found here.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.