Friday, September 23, 2022
Alumni Gym Open to Families
6 a.m. - 12 p.m., Gatton Student Center Alumni Gym
The historic Alumni Gym, located adjacent to the Gatton Student Center on Avenue of Champions, is a state-of-the-art fitness center designed to provide choices and opportunities for healthy living. The appealing‚ open environment encourages participation and development of a healthy lifestyle. It is a great place to gather‚ make new friends‚ and take a positive step toward lifelong health and fitness habits. Families are invited to work out with their students (valid UK student ID required; guests must be at least 14 years old and show a photo ID).
Johnson Student Recreation Center Open to Families
6 a.m. - 12 p.m., Johnson Student Recreation Center
Families are welcome to tour UK’s state-of-the-art recreation facility, which features a climbing wall, multi-purpose gymnasium, four-lane elevated jogging track, aerobics studios, racquetball courts, and more. Families are invited to work out with their students (valid UK student ID required; guests must be at least 14 years old and show a photo ID).
UK Visitor Center Open
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Gatton Student Center
During Family Weekend, stop by the Visitor Center to get information about campus and Lexington. All are welcome to take a guided tour while visiting campus, but reservations for tours are required. Call 859-257-3595 or visit www.uky.edu/VisitorCenter for a tour schedule and more information.
Open Swim in the Lancaster Aquatic Center
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lancaster Aquatic Center, next to the Johnson Student Recreation Center
Opened in 1989 and located adjacent to the Johnson Center‚ the Lancaster Aquatic Center offers indoor swimming to the UK community and eligible BCTC students. Families are invited to swim with their students (valid UK student ID required; guests must be at least 6 years old, and guests must complete our waiver). The aquatic center is a lap facility (18 lanes available), water is 80 degrees, 1 meter diving board, 6’-15’ pool depth.
Family Weekend Check-in
2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Gatton Student Center, top of the Social Staircase
All Family Weekend registrants must check in for Family Weekend to receive important schedule information, event entry wristbands, and other swag items. If you do not think you will arrive on campus in time for check-in, send your student to an earl check-in on Wednesday, September 21, or Thursday, September 22, with a copy of your registration confirmation to pick up your Family Weekend Check-in packet.
Registrants must wear Family Weekend event wristbands for entry to all Parent and Family Association-hosted events. T-shirts will not be given out during check-in. They will be available only during the Family Weekend Tent Party.
Blue & White Swim/Dive Meet
3 p.m., Lancaster Aquatic Center, next to the Johnson Student Recreation Center
Cheer on UK's Men and Women's Swim/Dive teams in their Blue/White meet in the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Admission is free to all.
Tour Alumni Gym
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Take a tour of Campus Recreation's historic Alumni Gym, a state-of-the-art fitness center designed to provide choices and opportunities for healthy living. The appealing‚ open environment encourages participation and development of a healthy lifestyle. It is a great place to gather‚ make new friends‚ and take a positive step toward lifelong health and fitness habits.
Family Weekend Welcome Reception
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Gatton Student Center (inside and outside)
All UK families of undergraduate students are invited to start Family Weekend off right at the Family Weekend Welcome Reception! Enjoy refreshments, music, and giveaways. Take a family photo in one of our photo booths, and learn more about resources available to your students.
The Cornerstone Parking Garage on S. Limestone St. and most employee E lots will be open during this event.
Family Weekend registration and wristbands required.
- Nacho bar (gluten-free options available): Tortilla chips and salsa, nacho cheese, jalapenos, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, beef or chicken
- Sodas and water
During the Family Weekend Welcome Reception, we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for UK's Big Blue Pantry, our free, on-campus student pantry that is open to all UK students with a WildCard ID. Please consider donating items to the Big Blue Pantry to help students with food insecurity on campus. Visit their website for links to an Amazon wish list and to make an online gift. For a list of suggested donations, click here.
Circus Club Demonstration
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Barker Hall/Buell Armory
Drop in to Buell Armory in Barker Hall, next door to the Gatton Student Center, to check out the talented members of UK’s Circus Club as they demonstrate their skills in tumbling and aerial silks.
Free for all students and guests. Family Weekend registration NOT required to participate.
8 p.m., Gatton Student Center Ballrooms
Join in with your family and friends for this interactive trivia competition to win cash prizes and UK swag! Limited seating and number of teams available; first-come, first-served. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Family Weekend registration and wristbands required.
MacAdam Student Observatory
8 p.m. - 10 p.m., top of the Rose Street Parking Garage
Take a tour of the $1 million MacAdam Student Observatory. Families will have a chance to gaze at stars and planets through the observatory’s robotic 20” telescope (weather permitting). Images of galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae (taken from the center of a city of 200,000+), along with information about our outreach programs can be found at www.pa.uky.edu/observatory.
Free for all students and guests. Family Weekend registration NOT required.
Movie on Main: Lightyear
9 p.m., Main Lawn off Administration Drive
Experience a night under the stars at the Family Weekend outdoor movie, Lightyear, co-sponsored by Student Organizations and Activities and the Parent and Family Association. Kona Ice provided. Limited chairs and picnic blankets will be provided for ground seating. If you would prefer to bring your own chairs, you are welcome to set them up behind the blankets.
Free for all students and guests. Family Weekend registration NOT required to attend.