Explore Now through a "Real" University of Kentucky Campus Tour

The University of Kentucky campus tour on CampusReel delivers you right to campus, without leaving your living room. Taking a tour of University of Kentucky is crucial for adequately understanding the school’s community and overall vibe. CampusReel tour guides take you through all the typical tour highlights and campus locations you would see on a traditional in-person visit to University of Kentucky... plus a lot more to make sure University of Kentucky seems like a good fit before spending time and money to visit University of Kentucky in-person. University of Kentucky tours on CampusReel are not bound by 9-5 business hours on certain days of the year. We not only show you the University of Kentucky campus, but also the Lexington to make sure you have a complete understanding of the University of Kentucky experience. Here are some key questions you may be wondering:

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How long do University of Kentucky tours last?

CampusReel hosts a total of about 73 tour videos for University of Kentucky, so you can expect to spend between 219 to 365 minutes total watching content. Of course, we are constantly adding new content. Come back to CampusReel often to see new videos and campus tours of University of Kentucky and stay informed on campus life.

Where do University of Kentucky tours start?

On CampusReel, you can start your University of Kentucky tour wherever you’d like. If you’re touring University of Kentucky in person with a traditional walking tour you’ll likely start at the admissions office. The school’s address is listed as Lexington, KY so we recommend plugging that into your GPS. Before beginning a tour at University of Kentucky, make sure you check the weather and plan out your itinerary and accommodations appropriately. Lexington weather can be unpredictable, so bring comfortable shoes in case it rains. Also, check what stops the tour includes to make sure you’ll see everything you’re interested in! The University of Kentucky website likely outlines important information for tour visitors.

When do University of Kentucky tours start?

Needless to say, a CampusReel virtual tour of University of Kentucky starts whenever you want. However, most schools provide 2-3 different start times for group tours in-person: in the morning, afternoon, and late afternoon. We recommend choosing the second available timeslot because University of Kentucky students will likely be up and about by then. You can explore Lexington if you wake up early and want to gain a deeper understanding of the surrounding community. Check the University of Kentucky admissions site or student services to confirm tour times.

What are the best landmarks and locations at University of Kentucky?

Below is a list of every University of Kentucky building that has a tour on CampusReel.

What will I see on a University of Kentucky tour?

All CampusReel tours for University of Kentucky include everything from dorms to dining halls to student interviews and gameday videos. Most importantly, you will see University of Kentucky students!

What is city Lexington, KY like?

Lexington is listed as South Atlantic. You need to evaluate the area carefully to make sure this is an environment you want to go to college in. Some people love a town this size, and others don’t. Either way, it will affect your time at University of Kentucky.

Who are the tour guides for University of Kentucky on CampusReel?

Scroll up to the top of the page to select from a number of tour guides available at University of Kentucky. Keep in mind anyone can upload content to CampusReel, so the available tour guides are constantly increasing.

Summary and Overview of University of Kentucky tours:

University of Kentucky, like all colleges and universities, has its pros and cons. At the end of the day, your goal with these tour videos is to try to decide if University of Kentucky is the right school for you. After you’ve taken the time learn about the campus, Lexington and overall experience, then you can consider taking your search one step further and visiting University of Kentucky in person.

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Dining halls & meal swipes
Frances Miller Food 5.0
"The 90" by the Fresh Food Company is the main dining hall on central campus right across from the library. This dining hall has endless options that are frequently rotated not only each week, but between each meal (breakfast until 10, lunch until 4, and dinner until 10 with breaks in-between that still have food set out - just not full meals). I feel as though the 90 does a good job with rotating different foods, and I have a severe peanut allergy that is carefully taken care of thanks to the "worry-free" section. If any students have any allergies, they can go to this section of the dining hall and get a meal or a to-go snack that has had no cross contamination and that is individually made specific to different allergies (nuts, gluten, milk, etc.). There is another campus dining hall called "Champions Kitchen" located in the brand new Gatton Student Center, and it has the exact same layout except they have a burrito station and the 90 has a stir fry / grill station. (I prefer Champions over the 90 although it is a longer walk from my dorm) Later in the video, I mention how meal swipes work. Meal plans are selected through a prospective student's myUK housing portal and they can select from many different meal plans, ranging from unlimited to 'weekly 10'. UK also has flex dollars and a plus account where money can be loaded onto these accounts and synched to your ID so that the money can be used at restaurants on or near campus (ex. Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, Subway...) and the plus account can be used at restaurants and also nearby shops (ex. Bluetique Boutique). Your ID is not only your way ('key') to getting into your dorm and other buildings, but it also serves as your meal card and will be swiped at the entrance of each dining hall.
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Classrooms, recitations and labs
Frances Miller Academics 5.0
The first classroom I take you into is a common lecture hall in the White Hall Classroom Building, which is also used as an exam room for different classes. These lecture halls are very big, but it is common that you would have a balance between lecture hall classes and smaller classes. These smaller classrooms can be exemplified by the recitation class I show, which includes separate, smaller tables where students can connect to understand complex topics discussed in lecture in a smaller-scale, interactive setting. These recitations are common for each lecture class (usually once or twice a week depending on the class). I also give a glimpse into one of my biology lectures in JSB, which holds the same amount of students as the first lecture hall, but looks a bit different. Depending on the building and the major, each class, whether it be a lecture or a recitation, will be a bit different each time. This depends on the size of the class as well. Lastly, I give a glimpse into what a research lab could look like if you are interested in completing undergraduate research. Once again, each lab is different depending on the subject, but this is an example of what it could possible look like (I am currently researching circadian rhythms in bacteria, so that is what the lab is set up to do). If you would like to see what other labs look like, please reference my Jacobs Science Building video (JSB) to see what an introductory chemistry lab looks like (which is a class that most freshman are required to take).