Campus News

UK Travels to Columbus for Preview Night


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) – The University of Kentucky travels to Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, September 28 to give area students and their families a taste of life at UK.

This year, faculty and staff from numerous colleges and departments at UK will travel to five cities outside the Bluegrass state to host see blue. Preview Nights.

Currently, there are 287 students from the Columbus area who attend UK.

"We have expanded our reach this year to include additional Preview Nights in strategic areas based on prospects and applicants," said Don Witt, vice provost for enrollment management.  "We have many wonderful current students from Columbus, Ohio and we look forward to meeting all of the great prospective students and families from the area, as well."

The Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar, along with various departments and colleges across campus, will send representatives to the Hilton Columbus at Easton3900 Chagrin Dr., to give students and families a preview of UK starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28.

"We couldn't be more excited to take UK on the road to cities like Columbus to begin to introduce students who may not be familiar with the University of Kentucky to what we have to offer," said Brian Troyer, associate director of admissions.  "By working with our academic colleges, who are tremendously supportive of our efforts, we strive to basically bring as much of the university as possible to each of these cities."

Students attending the community events will be able to visit various booths to learn how the university fits in with their goals and interests for the future.

"Preview Nights are very valuable because we are able to take UK to the student by covering all aspects of the enrollment process from visiting campus to applying for admission, financial aid, and scholarships," said Witt.  "We are able to showcase what really sets UK apart – all of the outstanding academic offerings – with over 200 majors! In addition, we are able to promote many areas including Housing, eUreKa!, AMSTEMM, the Honors Program, Discovery Seminars, Living and Learning Communities, and Education Abroad, just to name a few."
The unique part of this event is that students and their families actually get to talk with faculty, staff, and current students about academic programs, campus activities, and student life.

"Preview Nights represent the best of UK and the collaborative spirit and support from the campus community," said Witt.  "It is truly a team effort, and I think everyone enjoys being able to talk with prospective students and families about their academic and extracurricular opportunities and offerings."

For directions, visit  For other questions, visit or call (859) 257-2000.  To view a video of what preview nights are all about, watch the video below. For a transcript, please click on the link below the photograph gallery.