K2 Kicks Off the New Semester


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan 8, 2016)  On Tuesday, the University of Kentucky will kick off the spring semester with K2.  K2 is designed to welcome hundreds of new students starting at UK in the spring as well as welcome back the entire university community for a new semester.

The Office of New Student and Family Programs will again be coordinating K2 to kick off the spring semester. It will include a K2 Kick-off for new first-year and transfer students Tuesday, Jan. 12.  K2 will continue with events, workshops, open houses, seminars and activities for all new and returning students starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, and lasting until Sunday, Jan. 31. For more information, visit www.uky.edu/K2.

Whether the student be a first-time freshman or transfer, new undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend the K2 Kick-off Tuesday in The 90. Check-in begins at 10:45 a.m. and the event ends at 4:30 p.m. The K2 Kick-off is a half day of presentations, activities and a resource fair designed to ease the transition to UK. The K2 Kick-off highlights include a welcome and induction by Provost Tim Tracy as well as presentations on academic and student life. Students will receive tips from a UK faculty member, learn how to attain tickets to UK sporting events in addition to hearing about UK parking, campus safety, wellness and more!

After the conclusion of the program, students will have the chance to tour campus to find their classrooms. New Wildcats will also have the option of joining a K2 team, a small orientation group led by an upperclass student leader, for a free dinner. Great prizes and free long-sleeve K2 T-shirts will be given out throughout the day. Pre-registration for the K2 Kick-off is encouraged but not required; online registration is available at www.uky.edu/K2 along with a more detailed schedule of events.

MEDIA CONTACT: Katy Bennett or Rebecca Stratton, katy.bennett@uky.edu or rebecca.stratton@uky.edu, (859) 257-1909/(859) 323-2395