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UK Alumni Association Announces Senior Week Activities

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2020) — December 2020 graduates are invited to join the UK Alumni Association, in partnership with the University of Kentucky Commencement Office, for a week of activities for Senior Week, Nov. 16-20.

On Monday, Nov. 16, seniors and alumni are encouraged to share their favorite memories at the University of Kentucky on social media using the hashtag #UKSeniorWeek.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, seniors can stop by the third floor of the Bill Gatton Student Center to pick up their diploma cover, a free T-shirt from the UK Alumni Association and visit with Jostens to purchase a class ring.  

It’s picture day on Thursday, Nov. 19. Photo sessions will be offered at Wildcat Alumni Plaza on Avenue of Champions across from Memorial Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 2020 graduates can register at to schedule a time for a free professional headshot or a photo in their cap and gown.

On Friday, Nov. 20, graduating seniors can come to Barker Plaza behind the Gatton Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up their free Grad Bag with UK branded items and receive a free ice cream from Steel City Pops.  

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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