Supporting Second-Year Students
At the University of Kentucky, we pride ourselves on putting our students first in everything we do. We recognize that your Wildcat had an unusual start to their UK journey in the middle of a global pandemic, and we are continually seeking ways to provide them holistic, comprehensive support both inside and outside the classroom. Knowing that it has been a while since their orientation experience, they may have emerging needs in their second year and are uncertain about the resources available to assist them.
Majors, Careers, and Staying on Track to Graduate
Whether your second-year student is exploring majors, reconsidering a previous major choice, or making progress on their degree requirements, UK has resources to support our Wildcats and get them across the stage at Commencement!
Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
While your Wildcat may feel more comfortable with the academic expectations of a college curriculum, they should be encouraged to reach out for support and assistance to ensure they are performing to their full potential.
Support for Specific Populations
CARES (serving African American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, low income, first generation students, and all William C. Parker Scholarship recipients)
First-Generation Student Services (serving students whose parents or guardians do not have a four-year degree)
Student Support Services (federally-funded program designed to work with students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability)
Leadership and Involvement
It is never too late for students to pursue additional campus involvement and leadership opportunities to gain valuable skills that will serve them during their college years and beyond. Of course, campus involvement is fun, too!
Off-campus Student Support
Many second-year students are navigating their first experience living off campus, and UK’s Off-Campus Student Services team is available to assist with that transition.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our students is one of the university’s top priorities, and the following wellness resources are ready and waiting to support our Wildcats.