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Top Gun: Maverick Movie Night

Bring your lawn chair and join us for an outdoor movie night at the new Alumni Commons along Rose Street near the Chemistry-Physics Building. The first 100 attendees will receive a UK Alumni picnic blanket. The movie will start at dusk. Rain location will be the Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema. This event is sponsored by Raising Canes and the UK Alumni Association.

Lewis Honors College Open House

Meet and mingle with families of Lewis Honors College students. Also, ask questions of the Lewis Honors College administration. We look forward to indulging in some breakfast bites and coffee or tea with you. Hosted by the Lewis Honors College and its Family Advisory Council.

Tour of UK Tutoring Centers

Explore the variety of free academic support resources available to Wildcats on the self-guided tour of UK’s Learning Centers. Whether a student is looking for general guidance with study strategies or time management, course specific supports in math, science, and business courses, or assistances on any communication /media assignment – UK’s Learning Centers are there to support all students on their academic journey to success.

Complete Your DanceBlue Bucket List

DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. The money raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and well into the future through an endowment. DanceBlue funds also support the year-long fundraising engine and operations that underpin the mission, as well as providing funds to support research at the UK Markey Cancer Center. 

A Taste of the Kentucky Doughnut Trail

In 2012, The New York Times article “Twists and Turns along a 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 in the final event of Family Weekend! Drop by the Gatton Student Center Ballroom between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Wellness Retreat

Spend time focusing on your mental, physical, and emotional health while participating in fitness and meditation routines, chair massages, educational sessions, and a well-being resource fair in the Gatton Student Center. Therapy dogs will make an appearance, and guests will have the opportunity to get a free flu shot and giveaways. The Wellness Retreat is hosted by Student Well-being, UK Dining, UK Retail Pharmacies, UK Integrated Medicine, University Health Service, UK Police Department, WRFL, and the Parent and Family Association.

Festival Latino de Lexington

Join Wildcat families and members of the Lexington community to celebrate Latin American art and culture in the heart of downtown Lexington at the Festival Latino de Lexington! With live music, dance, visual arts, and authentic cuisine, there is plenty to explore and enjoy. Be sure to stop by UK’s table in the non-profit organization tent! The festival is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation and the Foundation for Latin American and Latino Culture and Arts.   Accessibility

Visitor Center Campus Tour

Register HERE for a campus tour! Have you taken a tour of campus yet? If not, join Visitor Center tour guides for a 45-minute walking tour that will introduce you to some of UK’s history and traditions and show you some of campus’s newest additions. Tours will start at the Visitor Center in the Gatton Student Center and end at the next Family Weekend event site. Tours are limited to 60 people per guide and will leave every half hour from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Wildcat Family Huddle

Family Weekend registrants are invited to a unique opportunity where they will meet other UK families, play get-to-know-you games, and take family photos from the middle of Kroger Field. Families will enter Kroger Field from Gate 12, and the field entrance will open at 4:30 p.m. We ask all participating families to be on the field by 5 p.m. for the start of the event.  Water will be provided, but other food and drinks are not allowed on the field.

College Events

Meet other UK families, faculty, and staff during these events hosted by many of UK’s academic colleges. More specific event information will be available in September on the UK Guides Family Weekend mobile app and at  Free parking will be available in the Cornerstone Parking Garage on South Limestone all day.   COLLEGE EVENTS SCHEDULE: