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A Taste of the Kentucky Doughnut Trail

(See times below), Gatton Student Center Ballrooms

In 2012, The New York Times article “Twists and Turns along the Kentucky Doughnut Trail” brought well-deserved publicity to many of the region’s fine doughnut purveyors and introduced the country to one of Kentucky’s sweetest secrets. Now we are bringing those sweet treats to you! Drop in to sample doughnuts and baked goods from some of our favorite local bakeries; then vote for your favorite! Limited gluten-free options available.

Family Weekend registration and wristbands required. No on-site ticket sales. 

Due to the record-breaking number of Family Weekend participants this year, we ask guests to arrive during the following designated times:

9:30 a.m. - Guests with last names beginning A - G

10:15 a.m. - Guests with last names beginning H - O

11:00 a.m. - Guests with last names beginning P – Z

Parking: The Cornerstone Parking Garage on S. Limestone St. and most E lots will be open during this event. 


Open Swim in the Lancaster Aquatic Center

12 p.m. - 2 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.

UK Volleyball vs. LSU

12 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Cheer on the volleyball team as they take on LSU! As a special treat for Family Weekend guests, any UK student wishing to bring their family to the game can get four guests in for free in addition to the regular free student admission (with a valid UK student ID). Additional tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. Tickets are general admission and may be purchased by calling the Wildcat Ticket Office at 1-800-928-2287 or at the ticket office prior to, or on the day of, the game. Visit for more information. 

UK Women's Soccer vs. UT-Knoxville

1 p.m., The Bell Soccer Complex

Cheer on the women’s soccer team as they take on the University of Tennessee! Admission is free.