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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.

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 $501 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.