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A Day in the Life with Fran

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Fran Miller

Biology (Pre-Med), Class of 2019


Lexius Lynch

Chemistry , Class of 2020


Julia Harris

Digital Media/Design and Business Management, Class of 2021



Introduction from Fran to UK! University of Kentucky

Basic Facts About UK University of Kentucky

Tour of Woodland Glen II Dorm Woodland Glen II

Different Dorm Types Woodland Glen II

Dorm Room Essentials Woodland Glen II

Fran Shows the Jacobs Science Building & Talks about College Workload Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building

Important Academic Buildings (Part 1) International Studies Abroad

Important Academic Buildings Part 2 University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics

Classrooms, Recitations and Labs White Hall Classroom Building

Classroom Environments & Professor Relationships Patterson Office Tower

Willy T Library & Workload William T Young Library

Fran Explains & Shows Quads (Part 1) William T Young Library

Fran Explains & Shows Quads (Part 2) Rose St

BRAND NEW Gatton Student Center Gatton Student Center

Gems of the University Ave of Champions

Johnson Recreation Center Johnson Recreation Center

Dining Halls & Meal Swipes Fresh Food Company @ The 90

Alternatives to the Dining Halls Cook Out

Off Campus Food & Activities The Local Taco

UK Hockey Game! Lexington Ice & Rec Center

Campus Events & Party Scenes Memorial Coliseum

Game Day & Tailgate Culture Kroger Field

Interview with Faith about Majors, Advice & Stereotypes Chi Omega

Interview with KB about Nursing, Activities & Senior Advice Woodland Glen II

Interview with Lindsay about College Workload Woodland Glen II

Why I Chose to Work with CampusReel Chocolate Holler

Advice from Fran Chocolate Holler

Fran Says Goodbye Chocolate Holler

grace. So this is the four person sweet. So they have a bed right there, Another bed right there. And it connects to a bathroom that they all share. They have their own little bathroom here. They have shower, and over there is the other two beds. But I'm just gonna give you some details here. They have a good amount of space. Like I must say, Like, this is pretty comfy. Amount and pressure. Yeah, they're better. Definitely. Tempera pedic. All of the beds at UK. Fun fact. Our temper pedic mattress is on, and you can see my friend decorated it super cute in here. But you have a good bathroom space, and they each get their own closet, which is super nice as well. All right, so this is Alex. And so she lives in this four person Sweet. So, Alex, what's approach to living in the four per cents is all? It's really nice, because me, um, every major super close because you'll have separate rooms were always talking through our wall. It's super fun. She just sit in that bench. He's like e I hear. She says right there like a morning of weight on and they went to a car. Well, it's also a con kind of not having your own room, because, like sometimes it is nice to have your own space like she'll be watching TV and I just want to do homework in. It's kind of loud, but it's still fun either way. There's not really a bad thing to say about it. Anything else you wanna say, I think either no matter where you live, you're gonna love it, so it doesn't So this is typically what an exam room and Whitehall would look like. So you can see that there are these tables and chairs for everyone. This is one of the lecture halls. Andi. So you might have a class in here, or I'll take you guys upstairs now to see if the smaller, more personal classrooms he wants. Terminologies. Wait. So this is what my biology research lab looks like, and so not all labs are the same, but this is kind of an idea of what it Hey, guys. So in Kentucky, we have a lot of really cool trails. And this is Red River Gorge and it's super fun. Tio, go hiking on the weekends. It's a great activity if you wantto relieve some stress, clear your mind and the weather is great. Here is our bowmen statue. This is Bowman, the Wildcat. He's our wonderful mascot. And if you ever need to sit on a rock, just chill. This is the place to be. Here is the Singletary Center for the Arts are Art Museum. Singletary center has a lot of really nice kind of outdoor seating. If you ever want to relax some really nice sculptures. If you love art, I think you'd really enjoy it because you can kind of just outside, you could do homework. We have some more sculptures around the corner, and it's just a great building overall. All right. So this is a Lexington. When your first entering uk, this kind of you're seeing a lot of hospitals and stuff. And then we are. We just passed the famous St St, which is on one of these side roads here. That Shriners Hospital. We have all of you case hospital. So that's like, you know, in your presidency and stuff, you might be located in one of these buildings over here. So this is mostly north campus. We have a lot of restaurants and stuff. Like CD Central. We have our MC Danks, which is painted our famous blue and way Got some Chip hold Lay right there. Way also have is just kind of like our strip of bars. There's two keys we have all the zero liquor business, local taco are famous local tacos such a great place to eat and then we have a roof just to say, though you will probably not be ableto experience those things until you're twenty one, because there's super strict and Lexington just for some secret information. So as we had into Lexington, you can kind of tell it's a pretty is acute sized cities. So it was not to bay. Not really too small. It's just enough to kind of like Memorize Something. Akane about Lexington is there are so many one way streets and I have gone down one the wrong way before is a super traumatizing experience, but it's kind of like one of those things. Once you do it once, you don't really do it again because it just hopefully won't happen. But there's some cute restaurants, a lot of historical buildings. We have this cute little theater around here way have our big blue building. The fifth. Third, ake was sub lingual about Lexington is called Thursday Night Live. It takes place under that civilian right there, and basically, like all of Lexington, comes out, just hangs out, eats food. There's like a local bar that comes into completely free for everybody to come see. And it's a great time, Tim, Here's the square. We got our urban right here. There's a lot of keep shopping downtown in the winter town. There's ice skating right there. You don't have it anymore because you know it's just gonna be definitely not what right? Weather for it. You can see fountains right now, so there's an ad for Keeneland. That's something very unique to Lexington because it's horse racing and everybody goes out. It happens in the fall in the spring season. So actually, this past weekend I went and this upcoming weekend, I'm also going to Kim Land and you just see some horse. Race is like Hang out with your friends like there's people of all ages there. It's a really cool thing and unique to Lexington. Is this just something really random that we just drove by right outside of the ball? But stuff like this kind of pops up everywhere, Don't really know, and there's So this is right outside of the student center. A lot of students just come here, tio. Maybe they eat their food or hang out, do some homework. It's kind of just, you know, everybody's doing their thing over there, but I'LL take you close here in a second. So here is our student center. It has everything from organizations to our student Jim and our second dining hall on campus. So I'm going to show you a little bit around here. UK Soon Center is super nice. It was freshly baked and deliver to us last year. We got it in the beginning. Tio late of first semester. There's a bunch of high tech technology. We can look at the the schedule for the cinema. Oh, Oh, I'm not gonna lie. I've only been to the cinema once, but I mean it fits five hundred sixty people, So if you are interested in any one of these movies, you can go see it for free. Here's some resources. Hurry. You have tons of studies space options in here. This is one of my favorite places in year. It's the Dance Blue Center, and I will probably have a segment talking about dance blew itself. But I spend a lot of time in here. It's very nice. S a B or soon Activities board center for a community outreach. Oh, yes. We even have a bank included with an ATM machine case here, broker than you need to be movie on. I actually recorded a very that's me. A very large amount of the wildcat pantry and also that's covered by your flex account, which is super nice. That's part of your meal plan. But it depends on how much you purchased. And here is our campus store. You can get everything from like textbooks, tio, some sports ear and even a Starbucks drink because we have a Starbucks located right in here. I definitely bring your parents around here because, who knows? Maybe they're feeling like you need a sweatshirt today, and the sweatshirts here are nice, This is the outside of Gatton College of Business. It's pretty big. I'm here every day for about two and a half hours. I'm taking. Currently three. Business class is so with my double may drive to balance that out because I want to be on track to graduate in four years. But it's pretty sweet. It was built in the past four years. I love it. I love going to class. I definitely feel like my head was blocking out a significant portion of it, but it was gotten from the outside part, too. You can see people just kind of like to and out there. It's pretty nice. I definitely like to do my homework right there underneath those umbrellas. It's just it's a very nice area, and then you can see that is our Arby's right there, painted blue and white because Rod Cat Spirit and then it leads into the rest of it. Okay, here's my friend it What's up, Nick? So let's check out the inside. This is my favorite voting because it's my major. I do management. As I said before, I'm going to show you around on a little door, so just come with me. This is my management. Three twenty class. It's called Human Resource Is and the teacher has been so helpful. I really enjoy it, and it only has about forty students in it. This is my accounting to O to class with Professor Burge's. It's the last accounting class have to take from my major, which is really nice, because I kind of struggled with accounting. So definitely take advantage of your professor's office hours because they're truly there to help you. This is like the main area when you walk into Gatton like students just kind of hang out here, do their homework and stuff that's called like the Social Staircase, and I definitely have sat there with my friends like before class. It's just got a really nice place, just like hang out and get some stuff done between classes. And finally, this is the reason I actually passed. Accounting the Leap Lab. It offers tutoring sessions for every single economics in accounting class within Gatton, which is so Hey, guys. So an alternative option for eating at an even competent areas to go off campus? It's only five minutes away. You can't even walk here. This is called Local Taco, and it's greatly staying out. You order tacos like window, and then they'll bring it to you and your selection. It's all locally grown, and it's Here is an example of what the tacos looked like theirs, so good and so my friends, a great study break. It's nice chips and KCBS. Right now I am studying for an exam that I have Monday, but in order to just kind of keep this stress away, I like to study with friends like MacKenzie and Lindsay, and we're all study on also having some nice coffee so changing downtown Lexington is really fun because we have her up arena, which is where our big basketball games are held. And so the entire downtown area is super cool. There a lot of really nice kind of like hidden little restaurants and coffee shops if you're into that. And then there's also a lot of good shopping on DSo being really close to downtown and probably estimated to be about ten minutes from, like the central heart of downtown. Um, there's a ton of great shopping. There's a place called this summit, so there's entire outlet mall really close. There's a road called Nicholas Ville. And all along that road or all of your favorite restaurants, there is a noodles and company. Panera. Uh, there are some really good brunch places. There's one called doodles. And then there's another one called Josie's and those Tio have amazing Southern great brunch. I would recommend a trip there if you ever come here. I think we have one of the best downtown Lee escapes. It's like big, but also not enormous to the point where you would ever get lost. And, like I mentioned later, the Patterson Office tower, which is the tallest building on our campus, you can see it from downtown, so it's that close number one and number two. It's also a great point of reference. I really do think that Lexington helps shape our campus to be the campus that we are, and it's great because it's so much of a college town that it's like it's kind of weird saying it. It's a college town because I would say that it's more of a college downtown since we're downtown in city. But everyone downtown is just so spirited about UK and for basketball season, which is like none other. It is so awesome. So it really just kind of brings together the city and kind of this like go cats go U k kind of mindset. So I think it's really cool that were based in Lexington, and it really helps bring the campus just kind of overall into a sense of, of a lot of This is the ninety, which is one of our main. So we're all waiting in line. Teo, swipe our meal cards right now. Don't get hurry up. Good. Have a good night. Thanks. You too. So, University Kentucky is super cool because they're so fast it for all the holidays. Yesterday was Chinese New Year. And as you can see, there's a lot of really cool decorations. You have allergies. Everything is on everything is contamination free if you have a lot of nice selections, a lot of seating options. And they're different sections here where you can get different types of food. What are you eating? Chinese food? Who? What's your favorite dumplings? Really, really sweet. What about you guys doubling back? If you're going to class, we have some bagels. Some grab food right there and then also really nice selling. Hey, guys, really quickly. I just wanted to go over how a meal swipe works. So when you come to UK, before you even get here, you'll be asked Teo, um, pick a meal plan during your application process. And so these meal plans can range from unlimited access, which is one of them. So you get unlimited meal swipes, and then the lowest option is the weekly ten. So that's what I'm on because I don't really go to the dining halls that often. So you just get ten males wipes for week. There are also things called flex dollars and a plus out. And so with this, you have preloaded money. And so you can use this at any flex dollars supporting businesses like Panda Express or Chick fil A or any type of restaurant like that that's on campus or nearby campus that uses that. If you choose to come here, which I highly recommend, your idea will be set. Tio, uh, a barcode that will contain your meal swipes so you have your ID. And then on the other side, they have the barcode that they will use your scan or swipe or input your ID number. So right when you work in most storms will have this kind of hangout area. If there ever any events or meetings, it's usually in here. And so, yeah, there's some nice seating, really open spaces and an r a to check you in. Welcome, Teo. Three fifteen my door. Now we're gonna take some time. Welcome to my room. So, as you walk in, you have a light switch in a fan switch, and so you have one extra large bed. It's not a queen size, but it's pretty close and all of, uh, University of Kentucky's beds or tempera Peed IX, which is really nice. So I have some wall hangings. I really love coffee implants and a Central America. So that's the explanation from my decorations and down here I have a basket for snacks on DH. Then I also have a great which holds a lot of my books. And then out here. This is my view. Nice scenic view of the parking lot. And so you can actually open these windows, which is really nice when they're here. Feels good, and then over here you have a desk, so the room comes with this desk but everything else you have to buy. It's a little bit messy right now because I've had, like, four exams this week, but you'll need to buy your own lamp. I bought my own like trash bins, and then it will come with a desk chair as well, and then under my bed. These drawer sets will come with your room, and so you'll get two sets of these. The other sit is on the other side, and I like keeping them underneath my bed, but a lot of people like to stack them as well. You have your closet. I have, like, two plastic drawers, and they're my shoes on the right. Oh, my hanging clothes and then just seem like extra stuff at the top. But it's a pretty large space if I skip back and look at it, and it's really easy to like, hang stuff on here. If you wantto hang your jewelry or any belts or anything, and then you could easily stack your shoes up there and then when we walk out into the kind of living space area so your room will come with a table like this. So it's just a simple table in two chairs, and then your room also will come with a microwave and, hey, micro fridge. So the bottom part is a refrigerator. And then the top part is a freezer, so you don't have to worry about bringing a mini fridge or my Kuroi. Valentine's Day is coming up. That's the explanation for the balloon there. And then you'll have this really nice space for holding any kitchen where that you would like. It's not a full kitchen, but there is an actual, like, full functioning kitchen down the hallway. So in this corner, I have all my coffee supplies. I love coffee, and then you just have a sink over here and down here is some really nice storage. So if you want to bring any like, mugs or containers, or even have some pots and pans in here for anything that we do, decide to cook and then drawers as well. So that's the kitchen area. We have some more cabinet for storing anything shampoo, lotion, all your personal products. And then up here we have your sink. And so each room mate, we'll get two sinks. Or if you're in a quad, you get for hello. If we come into the bathroom, this is what it looks like. So you have your own toilet, a couple of hooks for towels and things. Hi, the recommend a bathmat and a shower curtain. So we decided to get a pretty one because I know it's cute, I think, And then in here, it's pretty nice. Water pressure isn't always the greatest, but you and your roommate have your own shower. And then this is my roommate Warren's room, so it's kind of the same, but it's just set up a little differently. So we have the same closet that's the desk chair. Better view of it, and then a better view of both of the drawers. They put stuff in a neat dorm that you choose to live in That does not come with a kitchen. We'll have a kitchen down, um, the hallway a little bit. So this is what it looks like. There's a table, and then we have a full refrigerator, microwave oven and stove, also a good heavy duty kitchen sink. And then this is our ice and water machines. If you ever need ice, you can get some here. So if you're wondering about how to cook your meals. If you don't live in one of the university flats, your dorm will come with a fully functional kitchen like this. So this is kind of a common area in our dorm. So right when you walk out of the elevator, we have some seating options, And then on each floor of our dorm, we have steady rooms as well. So this is our third for study room. And so if you are really not feeling the walk, Teo, go all the way to the library. You can come in here, and it's a really chill area and has a really nice view. If you ever want to watch the sunset, at least one are sort of the dorm and then subsea eating. So say your roommate to sleep, I need to get some work done, or you need to, like, call someone and you don't just want to be talking in the mid of the hallway. You can come to one of these studies. Hey, guys. So I'm in the laundry room right now, so right when you walk in, there is a table and then these are the dryer's on the back wall. And then these are the washers. So you'll insert your credit card and then you'll come over here, Tio, select the wash that you would like. Wait. Young lad at the same time.