What is GROWL?

GROWL stands for Gathering for Registration, Orientation, Welcome and Leadership.

During GROWL, students will have an opportunity to learn more about the University of Pikeville, campus life and the business of being a student. This includes opportunities to meet with Financial Aid and Student Success staff as well as receive your student ID card. This promises to be a fun and informative experience that provides the foundation for a successful experience as a student here at UPIKE!

We also encourage family members to join you for GROWL. We have planned a complete family program to inform them of the processes in place at UPIKE and to also provide them with invaluable resources they may lean on during your collegiate experience.   

Admissions

In order to schedule an appointment for GROWL, you must be accepted to the University of Pikeville. The University must have your application, ACT/SAT scores and high school/GED transcripts on file before you can register for GROWL.

If you are a high school student and have taken college courses while in high school, we must have received these transcripts, as well, in order for your acceptance to be complete.

If you are a transfer student, we must have received transcripts from all prior institutions you have attended.

If you have questions pertaining to your admissions status, please call 606.218-5251 for further information.

Schedule your GROWL appointment
UPIKE admissions counselors will be visiting area high schools to meet with students and schedule GROWL appointments. You can also talk to a member of our admissions team by calling (606) 218-5251 to schedule your appointment. The Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

2018 GROWL SESSION DATES

Session One Saturday, May 5  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Session Two Friday, June 8  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Session Three Saturday, June 23  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Session Four Friday, July 13 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transfer

Session TM - Morning Friday, August 10 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Session TA – Afternoon Friday, August 10 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sports Session

Session S  Tuesday, July 31  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Session
(International, Out-of-State and Transfers)

Session I    Tuesday, August 21  TBA

Nursing Session (ONLY)

Session N  Wednesday, May 23  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
List of Available Majors

Howard Roberts
Dean & Professor, Coleman College of Business
Office: Academy Building 100 D
Telephone606.218.5019
E-mailHowardRoberts@upike.edu

Coletta Parsley
Director of Teacher Education
Office: Armington 445
Telephone606.218.5315
E-mailColettaParsley@upike.edu

Patricia Kowalok
Chair, Division of Humanities
Professor of English

Office: Record Memorial 404
Telephone606.218.5758
E-mailPatriciaKowalok@upike.edu

Tim Whittier
Professor of Biology 
Director of Study Abroad
Chair, Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Office: Armington 214B
Telephone: 606.218.5470
E-mail: TimothyWhittier@upike.edu

Karen R. Damron
Professor of Nursing 
Dean, Elliott School of Nursing
Office: Health Professions Education Building 301F
Telephone: 606.218.5755
E-mail: KarenDamron@upike.edu

Nancy Cade
Chair, Division of Social Sciences
Davenport Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science
Office: Armington 450
Telephone606.218.5007
E-mailNancyCade@upike.edu

Interdisciplinary Studies


Looking for a Place to Stay While in Town?

Hampton Inn
831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 432-8181

Hilton Garden Inn
849 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 766-2000
 
Both locations are within walking distance of campus.

Housing
All new students are required to provide information regarding their housing plans for the 2018-2019 academic year. The application will gather information for students wishing to live on campus as well as allow commuter students the option to select a meal plan. Please fill out the Housing and Meal Plan Application at https://live.upike.edu. The following timeline has been established for housing assignment notifications:

  • April 1, 2018: The Housing and Meal Plan Application becomes available for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please note that your username for log-in will be your UPIKE Student ID number found on your acceptance letter.  Your password will be you last name (all lower-case) followed by the last 4-digits of your Social Security Number. 
  • July 5, 2018: Priority deadline for all students wishing to live on campus. Students with roommate requests should make every effort to complete the Housing and Meal Plan Application by this date. Roommate requests will only be granted if both residents mutually request one another on their application
  • July 16, 2018: Initial housing assignment and roommate notifications will be distributed to those who have filled out the Housing and Meal Plan Application by the priority deadline. All notifications will be sent to UPIKE email addresses and personal email addresses if provided. Rolling notifications will continue on the following dates: July 30, August 6, and August 13.
  • Early-Mid July: The standard housing and meal plan rate will be applied to the accounts of all new students unless otherwise indicated by filling out this form and selecting commuter status.

Any student who experiences issues while completing this application should email housing@upike.edu or call 606-218-5224 for assistance.

GROWL Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I required to attend the full GROWL session?
A: Yes. All new students are required to attend the GROWL session in its entirety. There are activities that will need to be taken care of before you begin classes in the fall (i.e. register for classes, receive your Student ID, etc.)

Q: Should my parents/guardians attend the session?
A: Families are encouraged to attend GROWL since they play an important role in a student's success. When you register for your GROWL session you will be asked for parent/guardian contact information so we can welcome them to the UPIKE family too. If you have not turned 18 by your session, you will need to have a parent/guardian attend with you. We encourage your family to attend, as well since we have sessions planned specially for them.

Q: What should I wear to GROWL?
A: This is a casual program and you will be moving around and taking tours. Dress comfortably! Keep in mind that you will take a photo for your Student ID card.

Q: What are the next steps?
A: Make sure you call the Office of Admissions (606-218-5251) to sign up for your GROWL date. If you intend to live on campus in the fall, please complete the online housing application form on Joule using the instructions provided by the Office of Residence Life.

Q: I am coming from out of town. Where should I stay for the night?
A: You are encouraged to contact local hotels to make arrangements for an overnight stay. For more information refer to the "Lodging" tab above.


What To Bring
 
For Academic Affairs
• Request your final official high school transcript be mailed to the Office of Admissions after graduation.
• Provide copies of Advanced Placement score(s) for potential course credit.
• Request official college transcripts if you have taken dual credit courses while in high school or college courses for which you will receive transfer credit(s).
 
For Financial Aid

•  Student and Parent FSA ID (FAFSA login information)
•  Verification Documents (if required)
•  Any other documents requested by the Office of Student Financial Services


 

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