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About Residence Life

Residence Life, an integral part of the Office for Student Success, is dedicated to establishing an engaging and supportive environment within our residence halls. Our hall teams include the Resident Advisors (RAs), Community Administrative Assistants (CAAs), and our full-time Resident Directors (RDs). Each works together to provide comprehensive support and guidance to our residents. Through our collective efforts, we work to ensure that campus living is not only safe and welcoming but also a conducive environment for learning and personal growth. Residence Life is committed to transforming our residence halls into a thriving academic and social community, fostering an enriching experience for every resident.

Being a member of the UK residential community is about more than just a place to stay. Our halls are designed to facilitate success, friendships, and exploration. Living here means learning to coexist, enhancing communication and conflict resolution skills, and valuing each other's uniqueness. This integral experience is where nearly 90% of our wildcats begin their journey at UK.

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Residence Life

Location Detail
202 Frazee Hall, Lexington, KY 40506


"Dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for students and staff to thrive. We strive to cultivate vibrant, inclusive, and nurturing communities that foster success for all."

Core Values

  • Cultivate Belonging
  • Prioritize Learning and Growth
  • Excellence in Service
  • Engage and Collaborate
  • Serve with Compassion and Care
  • Adaptability

Spring 2024 Closing

As the Spring semester draws to a close, we at the Office of Residence Life (ORL) are here to assist you in making your move-out process smooth and stress-free. Whether you're returning home, moving to summer housing, or graduating, please note the important dates and steps to ensure a successful transition:

  • Schedule Your Move-Out Appointment: Starting April 1, book your move-out appointment via MyUK to avoid any last-minute hassles.
  • Finals Week: April 29 - May 2. Good luck with your exams!
  • Official Semester End & Spring Commencement: Celebrate the completion of the semester and our graduates on May 3 and May 4.
  • Residence Halls Closure: Halls close on May 4 at noon. Plan to move out on the same day as your last final exam unless prior arrangements have been made with your Resident Director (RD).
  • Extended Stay Requests: If you need to stay beyond your last final exam or are graduating, notify your RD and UK Campus Housing by April 22. Stop by the front desk or visit our staff page to find your RD – ORL Staff.
  • Summer Housing: Interested in staying on campus for the summer? Visit our Summer Housing page for more details.
  • Move-Out Guide: Don't forget to download the Move-Out Guide from our website. It includes steps for cleaning your room, checking out at the desk, and more, ensuring a smooth check-out process.

Spring 24 Closing Info

Resident Resource Center

Current students living on campus at the University of Kentucky can find more information, including policies and community standards, along with other valuable resources in the Living on Campus Resource Center.

Resident Resource Center