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WiE FAQs

You will receive a full schedule for WiE Explore prior to the camp. Students should expect to check in between 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Check-out will be Saturday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Faculty and staff in the UK College of Engineering will lead the workshops. Counselors may assist in program activities.

Blankets, sheets (linens are available in the residence hall for an additional $50), pillow, towels, washcloths, soap and toiletries, casual summer clothing appropriate for class, athletic shoes/comfortable walking shoes, athletic clothing if interested in wellness activities, umbrella/rain coat, paper/notebook, pencils, tennis racquet or other athletic equipment as desired (soccer ball, etc.). A laptop is welcome but not necessary for completion of the program.

Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, energy drinks, expensive items, large sums of money, weapons (including toy weapons), pets, candles, scooters, televisions, refrigerators or microwaves, cars, alcohol or drugs.

The cost to attend WiE Explore is $600. This cost includes room and board in the UK Engineering Residential College, instructional programs, food, and all activities during the week. Everything needed in a regular day is provided in the registration fee. The only money students need is for laundry and miscellaneous items. No fee is required at the time of application. Scholarships are available to accepted students, based on need

Students are required to stay in a University of Kentucky Engineering Residence Hall. This beautiful residence hall is home to the College of Engineering Living Learning Program throughout the academic year. We hope staying in the Engineering Residential College will help participants become familiar with living on-campus at the University of Kentucky. 

For most meals, students will eat on campus at The 90 or Champions Kitchen, which are large dining areas on the University of Kentucky campus. Each dining location has a “Worry-Free Zone,” with many options for students with allergies or food sensitivities. There is one evening dinner planned in downtown Lexington (pizza). If you have specific dining concerns about your student, please email micahardean@uky.edu.

Closer to the start of the camp, parents will be provided a number to call in emergent situations. The number given will be answered 24 hours a day.

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