While we are sure you’ll be busy with Summer Advising, we wanted to share with you guys our top 10 places to explore during your free time while you’re in Lexington! Make sure to visit these places while you’re in the city – you won’t be disappointed!
Whether it’s grabbing lunch at Chick-fil-A, meeting for a student organization, or just hanging out in the Cat’s Den, every UK student visits the Student Center on a regular basis. Start off on the right foot by familiarizing yourself with what’s available in the SC.
William T. Young Library
As part of your campus tour during the admissions process you were shown the impressive William T. Young library, with a book endowment only second to Harvard in size. Now that you’re going to be a student at UK, the library will become fundamental to your success.
Another key to academic success at UK is The Study. Offering free peer tutoring, academic consultations, and much more, it is important that you know where to access these numerous services. Come visit The Study is and grab a cup of coffee while you’re at it - Starbucks is just downstairs!
University Health Student Clinic
We all hope to avoid getting sick all the time, especially during the semester. However, figuring out where the Student Health Clinic is now will only make your life easier when you’re under the weather later. If you happen to catch a bug, you won’t have to wander around campus in search of the clinic—you will know exactly where to go.
The Johnson Center
As a UK student you will have full access to all of the facilities at the Johnson Center. Check it out while you’re on campus so you can start fighting the “Freshmen 15” right off the bat.
Textbooks are a key to success in most college classes and after making your schedule at your summer advising conference you are one step closer to purchasing books. Professors may or may not have posted their book list already, but either way the UK Bookstore can help you out. Order the books you can and set-up an account to be notified once the rest of your books are available.
After loading up on UK gear at the bookstore, simply cross Limestone to checkout one of the favorite hangouts of UK students: Naticakes. A self-serve frozen yogurt oasis, Naticakes is the place to treat yourself and escape the summer heat Wildcat style.
KY Horse Park
Kentucky is a state that is wild about horses. To get a feel for what the horse industry is all about and to learn more about this iconic animal, visit the KY Horse Park.
Downtown Walking Tours
Downtown Lexington has a lot to offer students, including unique restaurants, shops, and events. For students who aren’t familiar to the, navigating around Lexington can be intimidating. To lessen this feeling, take a tour of downtown. Some organizations offer organized tours, but you can also get a good idea by taking a stroll around town with your parents.
A UK tradition, Tolly Ho is a must-see while you are in town. The menu offers a wide variety of foods and fantastic milkshakes. Open 24/7, the Ho has been serving UK students for over 25 years. Be sure and let them know it’s your first visit!