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Newly Admitted Wildcats to Visit Campus

Summer campus tour on July 6, 2021. Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Summer campus tour on July 6, 2021. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) — The University of Kentucky is gearing up to welcome potential Wildcats and their families to campus for the 2022 Admitted Student Days. Over the next four weeks, hundreds of admitted students will be visiting campus to discover if UK can become their home away from home.

So how do members of the UK community play a part in these events? Aside from the financial perspective, how a campus “feels” is the second leading factor on where a student chooses to pursue their academic journey.

If you see an admitted student and their family, stop, say hi and welcome them to our campus. Let’s show the new members of our community what is “Wildly Possible” at UK.

Dates for 2022 Admitted Student Days include:

  • Feb. 18
  • Feb. 21
  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 21
  • March 25
  • March 28
  • April 1
  • April 11
  • April 18

In addition to Admitted Student Days, Merit Weekend 2022, an early orientation for high-achieving students who have been admitted to UK for Fall 2022, is right around the corner. Merit Weekend will take place in-person this year on three Saturdays in March – March 5, 12 and 19.

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.