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UK Alumni Association celebrates Senior Week April 18-20

Photo by Tim Webb.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2023) — It’s time to honor University of Kentucky's May 2023 graduates with activities, photographs and free giveaways during Senior Week, April 18-20, hosted by the UK Alumni Association.

Senior Week kicks off Tuesday, April 18, with UK alumni discussing advice for life after graduation during an online Zoom event. This fun and interactive event provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to network with alumni and connect with other graduates. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Click here to register.  

We are throwing it back to the classic picture day Wednesday, April 19, with a free professional photo taken in front of the Bowman statue at Wildcat Alumni Plaza. Graduating seniors can choose to take a photo wearing their cap and gown or in professional attire from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Schedule a time here.  

We celebrate all graduates on Thursday, April 20, with a free alumni T-shirt and ice cream at the Gatton Student Center, second floor, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  

Details on Senior Week events are available at or by emailing Samantha Seitz at  

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.