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Student Resources

The University of Kentucky and the College of Engineering offer an abundance of resources designed to help you thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Bookmark this page and refer to it often when thinking about your experience as a UK student.

  • Bias Incident Support Services – Provides support and advocacy for any student, staff or faculty member impacted by bias, hatred and/or an act of identity-based violence. 
  • Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity – This office focuses on recruiting diverse graduate and professional students in UK's six health colleges and retaining diverse graduate and professional students in all nineteen colleges, contributing to an inclusive campus environment where all students can fully engage and succeed.
  • Disability Resource Center – The UK Disability Resource Center partners with qualified students with disabilities to assist them in gaining equal access to institutional programs and services consistent with their unique needs. 
  • Engineering LLP – Live with other committed engineering students in a friendly, goal-focused community!
  • Engineering Student Organizations – Want to make new friends? Bond with other engineering students through a common interest or team project! We have something for everyone!
  • LGBTQ Resource Office – Provides information and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Martin Luther King Center – The MLK Center seeks to empower UK students from all communities to improve their college experience by increasing access to academic, civic leadership, and cultural exchange opportunities. 
  • UK Student Organizations – Find a small group that you can belong to and people who share your interests
  • Alumni Mentoring – Want to learn what engineering is like in the real world? If you’re an engineering sophomore through senior in good academic standing, you can be matched with an engineering mentor who graduated from UK in your major!
  • Education Abroad – Take your skills around the world and back, and you'll see things from a new perspective! Check out a “First Steps” session to see what opportunities await you! Location: 331 Patterson Hall   Phone: 859-218-6741   
  • Engineering Scholarships – See what sources of aid are available for engineering majors!
  • UK Financial Aid/Scholarships – Find all information on loans, grants, scholarships and more, plus contact your financial aid counselor with questions. Location: Classroom Building, Room 23 (basement)   
  • Engineering Career Development – Provides career counseling for engineering students, freshman through senior levels.  Includes information on career planning, internships, cooperative education (co-ops), career fairs, resumes, and engineering job opportunities. Location: 3rd floor F. Paul Anderson Tower (Student Success Center)
  • GPA Calculator – Calculates your semester and cumulative GPAs based on the grades you predict in your current courses.
  • Stuckert Career Center – Provides in-depth interest and skills assessments, career counseling, and experiential learning opportunities for students who are either uncertain about, or considering changing, their major. Location: 408 Rose St.  Phone: 859-257-2746
  • UK Major Finder – Provides info on careers commonly associated with any UK major or minor, plus a list of courses you would take for that program.  Click on “All Programs” for a complete list of UK offerings. 
  • Big Blue Pantry – Provides storable food for students who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity.  Bring your student ID when you visit.  Check the link above for current hours.
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness – The mission of Campus Recreation and Wellness is to provide quality recreation and wellness programs and services for the campus community that supports student success and promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Disability Resource Center – Offers disability-related consultations and services for current UK students.  If you have a disability or think you may have a disability and need accommodations, please contact this office. Location:  Room 407 Multidisc. Sci. Bldg.   Phone: 859-257-2754
  • Integrated Success Coaching – Integrated Success Coaches work together to share disciplinary knowledge to best coach/partner with each student in real-time, to establish cohesiveness of service and to build trust. Rather than students finding and working with numerous offices/coaches on campus, Integrated Success Coaches are trained to take a holistic approach to support and develop students.
  • Mindful UK – The UK Counseling Center's Resource Hub and Connection for all things Mindfulness at the University of Kentucky, in the local area, and online. Services include but are not limited to yoga for meditation, guided meditation hours, Anxiety ACTion Groups, which are based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and more.
  • Student Behavioral Health – If you require a psychiatric medication refill or are in need of meeting with a psychiatric care provider, you can call 859-323-5511or visit the ukhealthcare.uky.edu/uhs website. Student Behavioral Health is located within the University Health Services building.
  • Talkspace - Talkspace is a confidential and secure online text and video chat therapy platform. Talkspace is a great resource for students and a tool that can be used to supplement the number of well-being resources the university already has in place for its students.  Read about Talkspace on UKNow.
  • University Health Services (UHS) – If you have health concerns, you can receive services on campus. Appointments can be made by calling 859-257-1000800-333-8874, or by visiting ukhealthcare.uky.edu/uhs/ and selecting the Student Services and then Student Health links. UHS is located on 830 South Limestone.
  • UK Counseling Center – UKCC offers weekly mental health programs, telehealth counseling, anti-racism and racial trauma resources, massage chair appointments and more for students. Students must be currently enrolled as a student in at least 6 fee paying hours at the University of Kentucky to receive services. Graduate students enrolled in dissertation or thesis hours are also eligible. Please call (859) 257-8701 if you are unsure of your eligibility.
    • Help A Friend: If you are concerned about a friend and fellow student, the University of Kentucky Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services'(UKCC) professional staff is available to help.
  • Violence Intervention Prevention Center/Bias Incidence Response Services (VIP) – If you are experiencing bias, identity-based violence, or interpersonal violence (including sexual assault, rape, stalking or partner violence), the VIP center can be contacted Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm at 859-257-3574. The VIP Center is located in the Bosworth Library, 631 South Limestone.
  • WellKentucky – These are partners across campus that are focused on student well-being. Check out the Wellkentucky website for more information about all wellness and wellbeing resources for students. wellkentucky.uky.edu
  • Wellness Coaching – Life happens and many things can get in the way of doing your best at the University of Kentucky which may leave you struggling to find time to do things you need to stay well and feel your best – like being active, eating well, managing stress or getting enough sleep. Wellness coaching is a free opportunity for students to improve one or more of the following areas:
    • Active Living
    • Time Management
    • Stress Management and Relaxation Strategies
    • Sleep Habits
    • Healthy Eating
    • Social Connection
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Engineering Tutoring – The Hardymon Center for Student Success offers free tutoring where upper-division students assist with homework and questions regarding engineering-related courses.
  • Gen Chem Learning Center – Offers TA-led tutoring in 100-level chemistry courses. Location: Jacobs Science Bldg., Room 219
  • Integrated Success Coaching – Integrated Success Coaches work together to share disciplinary knowledge to best coach/partner with each student in real-time, to establish cohesiveness of service and to build trust. Rather than students finding and working with numerous offices/coaches on campus, Integrated Success Coaches are trained to take a holistic approach to support and develop students.
  • Mathskeller – Offers TA-led tutoring in 100-level math courses, MA 213, and MA 214. Location: Classroom Building, Room 63 (basement)
  • Physics Learning Center – Offers TA-led tutoring in physics courses. Location: Chem-Physics Bldg., Room 133
  • Presentation U – Offers assistance with written, oral, visual, and digital communication projects. Location: Multiple locations and online
  • Tutor Matching Service (TMS) – TMS is service that helps you find a private tutor.  If you cannot find what you are looking for on the TMS, please contact your academic advisor. 
  • The Study – Raise your study skills to the next level! Offers peer tutoring in most 100-level courses, individual academic coaching and group workshops to enhance academic skills and student success. Location: Multiple locations, including WG 3  Phone: 859-257-1356 
  • Writing Center – Offers individual and group consultations on composing and communicating for writing, speaking, and multimedia projects. Location: W.T. Young Library Hub, Room B108B

There are several opportunities for incoming and current students to meet their financial obligations. Please review our scholarships page closely.

Additional Resources for Students

Academic Ombud

Addresses Student Academic Rights and problems concerning the commission of academic offenses

Basic Needs

For assistance with basic needs (defined as food, housing, or finances) contact the Basic Needs Hub in the Center for Support and Intervention; this includes the Big Blue Pantry, the free student pantry

Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services

Provides a comprehensive academic support system to aid in the retention of underrepresented students

Dean of Students Office

Oversees the Center for Support and Intervention, the Office of Student Conduct, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Residence Life, and Student Organizations and Activities

Disability Resource Center

Provides support and accommodations to students with documented disabilities

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Assist students with financial aid, scholarships, loans and more

Financial Ombud

Assist students who are experiencing financial hardships with establishing special payment arrangements

International Student and Scholar Services

Provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students

Office of Residence Life

Creates living and learning environments that support the educational mission of the University

Office of Student Conduct

Facilitates student engagement in responsible conduct

Student Government Association

Represents all undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at the University. Provides scholarship opportunities, childcare grant opportunities, the Wildcat Wardrobe, Wildcab, and a Student Legal Service

Student Health and Wellness

Provides information that empowers UK students to make safer choices in the areas of alchohol, drug use, financial wellness and mental wellness. Also oversees the Collegiate Recovery Community.

Student Support Services

Provides support for students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability

Transformative Learning

Provides programming and services to impact student success including presentation services, academic coaching, and tutoring

UK Counseling Center

Provides confidential psychological counseling to currently enrolled UK students

University Health Service

Provides immunizations, screenings, and urgent treatment for students. Also provides behavioral health services for students.