Take the Tour. Experience the Dream.
There's no doubt that the best way to feel the energy and excitement on the campus of the University of Kentucky is to come see it for yourself. The Visitor Center at the University of Kentucky is the place to explore campus and learn about the world of opportunities UK has to offer.
The staff at the UK Visitor Center invites you to learn more about UK through an Information Session. Geared toward prospective, first-year students, these presentations provide details on admission, housing and dining, tuition and fees, billing information, student financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and student life.
Experience "Wildcat Country" by scheduling a 90-minute walking tour of campus. With a UK student as your guide, you'll see the main academic areas of campus, classrooms, a residence hall, the William T. Young Library, and the Johnson Recreation Center. You'll discover first-hand why students love the beautiful surroundings of our campus and Lexington.
The William T. Young Library
The William T. Young Library is the central library in UK's library system. It houses a general undergraduate collection and social science, humanities, business, biology and agricultural materials. The Library measures 365,000 square feet, seats 4,000 people, and houses 1.2 million volumes. It offers access to a wide array of electronic information resources which are available to students and faculty both on and off campus. It provides a state-of-the-art electronic infrastructure to allow patrons to take full advantage of current and emerging technology.
Living on campus offers many advantages, like being close to classrooms and the opportunity to participate in study groups, intramural sports, and other academic and social activities that will enhance your college experience. University Housing accommodates approximately 6,200 undergraduate students in twenty-two residence halls and one apartment complex. Students have a cable modem in each room and apartment. This provides quick and easy access to the Internet and basic cable channels. University Housing provides an environment that is conducive to living and learning. Each residence hall has a study area, kitchen, vending area, laundry and recreational area.
The Johnson Center
The Johnson Center, located on Complex Drive, is a state-of-the-art recreation facility that is designed to provide choices and opportunities for healthy living. The appealing, open environment encourages participation and development of a positive, healthy lifestyle. It is a great place to gather, make new friends, and take a positive step towards lifelong health and fitness habits. The Johnson Center has facilities for basketball, weight training and conditioning, group fitness classes,climbing, volleyball, badminton, jogging, racquetball, and wallyball. Locker and shower facilities are also available. The Johnson Center is open to all currently enrolled UK and Bluegrass Community and Technical College students.