University of Kentucky Virtual Tour – By Real Students on CampusReel

A University of Kentucky virtual tour can be amazing if you know how to use it. CampusReel allows you to virtually tour University of Kentucky through hundreds of videos, images and exploratory technologies. Have you ever seen a virtual tour like this? Probably not. See below for commons questions around University of Kentucky virtual tours.

How effective are University of Kentucky virtual tours?

It depends how you use them. University of Kentucky is a hustling, bustling campus and community. The beauty of University of Kentucky virtual tours on CampusReel is that authentic video tours, made by real students, can be spectacular at capturing the University of Kentucky vibe. We also go well beyond the confines of the University of Kentucky campus by taking you around Lexington. In traditional virtual tours, you will mostly see still, unengaging images and will not see the surrounding area at all – which is why CampusReel virtual tours are so important.

Can a University of Kentucky virtual tour replace a traditional in-person visit?

If you cannot visit University of Kentucky in person, then we can honestly say that we believe a CampusReel virtual tour of University of Kentucky is absolutely the most effective and holistic way to understand the University of Kentucky people, campus and community. However, if you do plan on visiting University of Kentucky and other colleges in person, we strongly recommend that you at least prescreen your college options on CampusReel before spending the time and money to visit. Most prospective families find that as soon as the step on campus, they instantly know whether or not they like the school – but they’ve already spent all that time and money getting there! Our goal is to eliminate all the time and money visiting University of Kentucky in person until you can make a strong educated guess that it’s worth the investment.

What places can I virtually tour at University of Kentucky?

For your convenience, below is a list of University of Kentucky places you can virtually tour on CampusReel.

What are the downsides of a University of Kentucky virtual tour?

The downside of virtually touring University of Kentucky on CampusReel is that, admittedly, our technology does not yet mimic the exact feeling and experience of visiting University of Kentucky in person. We are working on this though! A common request we also receive from users is to add more perspectives (e.g. student guides) to the platform. Rest assured we are working on adding more CampusReel guides to the University of Kentucky virtual tour. However, our selection of guides still far outweighs the available perspectives of traditional virtual tour platforms.

What are the benefits of a University of Kentucky virtual tour?

The most obvious benefit of a University of Kentucky virtual tour on CampusReel is that is can be accessed from anywhere. This can save families a lot of time and money compared to visiting University of Kentucky in person. Another often overlooked benefit of a CampusReel virtual tour is that it goes far beyond a traditional in person tour University of Kentucky. Campus visits are limited both in time and scope – how are you expected to truly understand a college in a 1 hour tour? That’s why we stress the added benefit of CampusReel virtual tours – experience University of Kentucky and Lexington during different seasons, days of the week, and even hours of the day. What’s game day like? What is finals week life? Again, traditional virtual touring platforms don’t include this benefit.

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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).