New Student Orientation


We are always excited to welcome new students to CESL!

Every new session (January, March, June, August and October) begins with an Orientation Week.

  • Who: ALL incoming new students
  • What:
    • Introduction to ESL Staff
    • Check-In with UK International Center
    • Technology Setup [myUK LinkBlue student account, iCAT, WiFi Campus Internet, Canvas]
    • Introduction to student services [billing/student accounts, student health insurance, campus services, transportation, housing]
    • Tour of important buildings on campus
  • When: the week before classes begin
  • Where: Patterson Office Tower (Google Map), Gatton Student Center (Google Map), and Whitehall Classroom Building (Google Map)
  • Why: to help new students feel prepared for the beginning of classes



Transportation from Lexington (LEX) Bluegrass Airport

Request an airport pick-up here!

  • Please note that you must request a pick-up more than five days in advance of your arrival.
  • A pick-up is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email.


Summer 2022 Orientation Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

  • Plan to be on campus from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM both days.

  • Plan your parking here.  We recommend: The Cornerstone Parking Garage (Google Map).






Classes begin on Monday June 20.