Campus News

Welcoming Our Newest Wildcats

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2021) — The University of Kentucky is transforming this week, as students move into their residence halls.

Thanks to dedicated volunteers from across campus, new students and their families have settled into life in Lexington.

Click on the gallery below to see some of our favorite scenes from this year's Big Blue Move-In. 

Watch the video above to hear the hopes that parents and family members have for their Wildcats! 

For more information about Big Blue Move-In, visit: www.uky.edu/housing/movein.

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Move in day on August 16, 2021. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Freshman Joshua Combs couldn’t be happier to be on campus on August 16, 2019. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto
Members of the Wildcat Marching Band play at Big Blue Move-in.
Move in day on August 16, 2021. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Move-in day on August 16, 2021. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Move-in day on August 16, 2021. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto

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.