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Office of Student Success
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
Welcome to the UPIKE family! We would like to invite you and your family to be part of GROWL.
You will meet new and current students, talk with staff and faculty from across campus, register for classes and, more importantly, form relationships that will last throughout your college experience.
As a new student at UPIKE, it is vital to attend a GROWL session. The day begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. GROWL typically ends by 3 p.m.
Sessions will be held on the 7th floor of the Health Professions Building.
Pay $75 enrollment deposit by clicking on the “Pay Enrollment Deposit” button or call (606) 218-5200. The deposit will be applied to your student account. If you would like to discuss options for the Enrollment Deposit due to financial need, please complete this form to submit your request.
Schedule GROWL session by clicking on the “Schedule GROWL session” button or call (606) 218-5251.
Expect a call or text from a Student Success Advisor prior to your GROWL session to discuss your academic goals and create your class schedule.
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
Apply for campus housing or provide information regarding housing plans by logging in to live.upike.edu.
All new students are required to provide information regarding their housing plans for the 2023-2024 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.
Complete Pre-GROWL Checklist.
For Academic Affairs:
For Financial Aid, please bring to your GROWL session:
Important ADA Housing Accommodation ReminderNew students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation for the 2023-2024 academic year to the Center for Disability Services by July 1, 2023 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.
We will be following all current CDC recommendations. If you fell 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.
For more information about COVID-19 and UPIKE, click HERE.
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.
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 family 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 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!
831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501