GROWL

Dear Future Bear,

Welcome to the UPIKE family! We would like to invite you and your family to be part of the GROWL program. We are anxiously awaiting and planning for your arrival to campus.

As a new student at UPIKE, it is vital to attend a GROWL session. We have set aside several dates, both in-person and online, for your convenience.

Please do not delay in paying your enrollment deposit and registering for a GROWL session. You can reserve your spot by clicking the button below or by calling the Office of Admissions at (606) 218-5251, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please note that all On-Campus/In-person GROWL sessions will be conducted using social distancing guidelines and masks will be required at all times. 

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.

Please call (606) 218-5251 for questions on your admissions status.

2021 Sessions

For more information about GROWL, contact the UPIKE Office of Admissions by calling (606) 218-5251 or email wewantyou@upike.edu.

In-person sessions

During our on-campus sessions you will receive your course schedule, meet fellow students, learn about financing your education, preview campus life, talk with faculty, and get your UPIKE ID. Prior to your in-person session you will have access to pre-orientation information available on Canvas, our learning management system.

DateRegistrationSession Time
Tuesday, May 258:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 268:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 68:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 48:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 78:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 118:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 188:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Virtual Sessions (synchronous)

During our live online sessions you will receive your course schedule, meet fellow students, learn about financing your education, preview campus life, and meet your faculty. Prior to your live GROWL session you will have access to pre-orientation information available on Canvas, our learning management system.

DateRegistrationSession Time
Thursday, May 138:30-9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m
Wednesday, June 302:30-3 p.m.3 p.m.

For Transfer Students

If you have taken a course at a college or university after you completed high school, you are considered a transfer student. Taking dual credit courses during high school does not classify you as a transfer student.

DateRegistrationLocationSession Time
Wednesday, June 99 a.m.(Virtual)9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 288:30-9:30 a.m.(In-person)9:30 a.m.

Note: If you applied to the associate degree in nursing program and received your acceptance letter, you will be placed into the Nursing GROWL session on May 12.

Healthy at UPIKE

  • Due to COVID-19, we are restricting the number of people attending our in-person GROWL sessions. You are permitted to bring up to two guests with you to GROWL.
  • We ask that you and your guests bring a mask to GROWL and wear it at all times. If not, we will provide them. If you feel sick in the week prior to GROWL, or have had contact with someone you know to have COVID-19, we ask that you notify us by phone so we can reschedule your GROWL session.
  • We will be conducting temperature checks for all visitors prior to check-in.
  • We will be practicing proper social distancing as well as following all CDC recommendations.
  • For more information about COVID and UPIKE, please visit https://www.upike.edu/healthy-at-upike/.

Housing

New Students (Incoming First-Year Students, Transfer Students, Former Students Returning to the University)


Expand the following timeline to read housing assignment notifications:

  • Step 1: Submit an enrollment deposit
  • Step 2: Obtain your UPIKE username and password sent to your personal email address used on the UPIKE Admissions Application
  • Step 3: Use your UPIKE information to log in to live.upike.edu to complete the application and select a meal plan
  • Students are urged to complete the Housing and Meal Plan Application by this deadline if they have a specific roommate they are requesting.
  • Mutual requests submitted by this date are guaranteed, so long as both roommates indicate each other on their application and are first-year, traditionally-aged students.
  • Students who submit a housing application with a mutual roommate request by the priority deadline will receive assignment notification and roommate confirmations via their UPIKE email.
  • All students are urged to complete the Housing and Meal Plan Application by this date to be matched with another student based on the lifestyle questionnaire on the housing application.
  • Mutual roommate requests can still be submitted and will be accommodated as space allows.
  • Students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation to the Center for Disability Services by this deadline to increase the likelihood of the University’s ability to meet the accommodation.
  • Students who submit a housing application by the general priority deadline will receive room assignment notifications including roommate name and contact information. All notifications will be sent to UPIKE email addresses.
  • Rolling notifications will continue every Monday until classes begin.

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

Changes to housing or roommate assignments may be requested after the first three weeks of the Fall 2021 semester. 

Important ADA Housing Accommodation Reminder

New students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation for the 2021-2022 academic year to the Center for Disability Services by July 5, 2021 to increase the likelihood of the University’s ability to meet the accommodation and be able to participate in Group Housing or the Returning Student Housing Selection processes.

Students who submit their ADA Housing Accommodation documentations after this date may be accommodated where space allows.

FAQ

1 . Pay $75 enrollment deposit by clicking here. The deposit will be applied to your student account. If you have questions or concerns regarding the payment of the deposit, please contact John Yancey at johnyancey@upike.edu or (606) 218-5306.

Once enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive UPIKE login credentials, which includes access to:

  • Apply for campus housing If you plan to live on campus in the fall, visit housing.upike.edu for information on the housing application process.
  • Student Planning to review and accept financial aid and complete checklist items.
  • Your UPIKE email, which includes access to:
    • Office 365
    • Onedrive (one terabyte storage)
    •  Microsoft Office Suite (license can be used on up to five devices)
    • Student Planning (view your latest student finance statement and make a payment online)
    • Canvas (UPIKE’s learning management system)

2. Visit upike.edu/growl, Reserve your spot by clicking here or by calling the Office of Admissions at (606) 218-5251, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

3. Expect a call or text from a Student Success Advisor prior to your GROWL date to discuss your academic goals and create your class schedule.

4. Students and families are encouraged to meet with Student Financial Services prior to GROWL. Appointments are available on campus, via phone, or Zoom. Call (606) 218-5254 to schedule your appointment

Reserve your spot online here or by calling the Office of Admissions at (606) 218-5251, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Yes. All new students are required to attend the GROWL session in its entirety.

There are activities that need to be completed before you begin classes in the fall.

Yes. Families are encouraged to attend GROWL since they play an important role in a student’s success. We offer sessions planned specifically for them. When you register for your GROWL session you will be asked for parent/guardian contact information and the names of two guests who will attend with you if you chose to attend an in-person GROWL session.

You are permitted to bring up to two guests with you to GROWL. We ask that you and your guests bring a mask and wear it at all times. If not, we will provide one for you and your guests. If you feel sick in the week prior to GROWL, or have had contact with someone you know to have COVID-19, we ask that you notify us by phone so we can reschedule your GROWL session.

This is a casual program and you will be moving around. Dress comfortably, but keep in mind that you will take a photo for your student ID card.

You are encouraged to contact local hotels to make arrangements for an overnight stay. The following locations are within walking distance of campus. Ask for an UPIKE discount!

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

Hilton Garden Inn
849 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 766-2000

For Academic Affairs:

  • Request your final official high school transcript to be mailed or emailed to the Office of Admissions after graduation.
    • Go to parchment.com to request official transcripts to be sent to wewantyou@upike.edu Mail to: UPIKE Office of Admissions 147 Sycamore Street Pikeville, KY 41501
  • Provide copies of Advanced Placement score(s) for potential course credit.
  • Go to APscore.org and log on to your College Board account or create an account using your AP number.
  • 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).
  • Provide all test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.).

For Financial Aid, please bring:

  • Student and Parent FSA ID (FAFSA login information)
  • Verification documents (if required). If selected for verification, students and families will be contacted by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Verification process must be complete in order to receive financial aid.
  • Any other documents requested by the Office of Student Financial Services.