Everything you need to gear up for the fall semester

Welcome families!

We're ready to welcome you and your student to campus for the fall semester. This newsletter includes information and important dates for you and your student.

Move-In Day

First-year students move in Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and we want to help you be as prepared as possible.

When you arrive on campus, please park in the parking garage on Hambley Blvd. and head across the pedway to Record Memorial Building. Check-in will be held in Booth Auditorium.

Once your student completes the check-in process and receives their room key you can drive your vehicle to upper campus where you'll be welcomed by UPIKE students, faculty, and staff who will help unload and get everything to your student's room.

Wondering what to bring? We've got you covered. Click HERE or contact a member of our Residence Life staff.
Pikey Preps for Move-In 2018
Bear Pause and Move-In Process

Housing check-in process:
  1.  When coming to campus for Move-In, please park in the parking garage (805 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, KY 41501).
  2.  Begin the check-in process at the location listed on the Move-In schedule.
  3.  Students will visit with UPIKE staff to confirm all required documents have been received by the university during Bear Pause.

During GROWL, first-year students should have:
  • Reviewed class schedule with a student success advisor.
  • Reviewed financial aid package.
  • Taken a photo for student ID.
  • Signed a promissory note to UPIKE.
  • Completed a housing application (website: live.upike.edu).

Action items:
  • Have you submitted your official transcripts (high school, dual credit, and/or transfer) and test scores?
  • Have you completed your FAFSA? Did you submit your verification documents?
  • Have you accepted your loans/financial aid on WebAdvisor? Have you completed the entrance counseling and the master promissory note (MPN)? 
  • Have you applied for housing or received approval to live off campus if you are a student-athlete?
  • Are you familiar with your student account (on WebAdvisor)?

  • See Residence Life staff for the key to your UPIKE home! Residence Life staff will direct you to your residence hall to unload vehicle.

Key Contacts:

Admissions -  admissions@upike.edu - (606) 218-5251

Financial Aid -  financialaid@upike.edu - (606) 218-5247

Student Success -  studentsuccess@upike.edu - (606) 218-5966

Business Office -  ar@upike.edu   - (606) 218-5203

Residence Life -   housing@upike.edu   - (606) 218-5224

Family Connections Hospitality Suite
Join us on move-in day in the Family Connections hospitality suite while your student completes the check-in process. When arriving on campus, follow the directional signs to check-in and to visit the hospitality suite.

Whether you need a cold drink or a place to escape to if your student's residence hall room is getting a little crowded, come spend time with us and relax.

Orange Cards  will be available for purchase for $5 (cash). Make sure to pick up one for your student and one for you for all those times you'll be back to visit throughout the year.
What about textbooks?
  1. Review class schedule to see course and section number for each class on their schedule (Example: FS 105A). Class schedules are available when students log in to Canvas.
  2. Visit www.shopupike.com to purchase books online OR visit the UPIKE bookstore on campus.

Financial Aid will not cover shipping to home address for online orders but books can be picked up in campus bookstore at no additional fee.

UPIKE Bookstore offers  price match  with Amazon, bn.com, and local competitors. Click  HERE  to learn more.

Online orders will begin to be processed on Aug. 1.
In-store charges to students' UPIKE accounts begin Aug. 7.

UPIKE Bookstore
805 Hambley Blvd. #1
Pikeville, KY 41501

Monday-Thursday - 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26
Time: To be announced

First-Year Student Orientation
August 22-26
Residence Life
Important Dates

FALL 2018
First-Year Students Move In
Wednesday, August 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Upperclassmen Move In
Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall Break
October 11 and 12
No classes but halls will remain open

Thanksgiving Break
Halls close Tuesday, November 20, at 6 p.m.
Halls reopen Sunday, November 25, at Noon

Fall Semester Finals
December 11-14

Halls Close for Winter Break
Saturday, December 15, at Noon

Halls Reopen for Spring Semester
Tuesday, January 8, at Noon

Spring Break
March 9-17 Halls close Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
Halls reopen Sunday, March, 17 at Noon

Spring Semester Finals
April 29-May 2

Halls Close for Summer Break
Friday, May 3, at Noon

Halls Close for Graduating Seniors and Students Involved with Commencement
Sunday, May 5, at Noon
The airport shuttle service will pick up and drop off students in Louisville, Ky., at the Louisville International Airport and in Lexington, Ky., at the Blue Grass Airport. Click below for a schedule.
Student Care Packages
UPIKE now offers a care package program in partnership with On Campus Market.

Care packages help keep the relationship with your student on campus as close as ever, even when you’re miles apart. Packages include a personal note from you and will be delivered to your student.

Tips for being a good roommate
The roommate issue looms large for most entering college students. Students and their families worry about who their roommate will be, whether they will like each other, or whether they will get along. Most students heading off to college have never shared a bedroom with someone else. When that bedroom is also your living room, kitchen, den, and recreation room, the prospect of sharing that small space with someone else causes many students concern.

Rather than focusing on what to expect from a roommate .... READ MORE

Academic Calendar Fall 2018

Monday, Aug. 27 - Classes begin

Tuesday, Aug. 28 - Last day to "Add" a class

Thursday, Aug. 30 - Last day to "Drop" or "Withdraw" without a grade

Oct. 11 & 12 - Fall Break (no classes)

Nov. 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break (no classes)

Monday, Dec. 10 - Last day to "Drop" or "Withdraw" without a grade of "W"

Monday, Dec. 10 - Last day of classes

Dec. 11-14 - Final exams

UPIKE Public Safety
BearAlert is a mass notification system that quickly notifies subscribed users of any campus emergency or notification that can impact the UPIKE community. BearAlert includes emergency situations including lockdowns and weather-related incidents that may result in the closure of the university.
Plan to see the
Bears in Action!
Click below for schedules
Family Connections
Resource Guide
The Bear Necessities
UPIKE Dictionary
UPIKE Bookstore
August Sales - In-store and online!
Aug. 14-16
Rolled tees - Buy one get one 50% off

Aug. 20-24
Champion products - Buy one get one 50% off

Aug. 27-31
25% off Champion products