Over the last two years the university has constructed, initiated ― or is about to begin ― more than $2.3 billion in construction of new campus living, learning, research and quality of life spaces. The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved the next phase of UK's student housing transformation at its June 19, 2015 meeting — a more than 770-bed complex designed to serve upper class and graduate students.

Specifically, the board approved a $74 million, 771-bed facility along University Drive facing UK's Chandler Hospital. The facility — to be named University Flats — will provide housing for upper class, professional and graduate students — the first of the new housing construction focusing on those students. The facility, like other new housing since 2013, will be built in partnership with EdR, said UK Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric N. Monday. The facility is expected to be completed in and ready for move-in Fall 2017.

 "Our housing transformation is an example of promises made; promises kept," Monday said. "President Capilouto said our goal and our vision was to create one of the best residential, public research campuses in the country. This continued housing transformation — focused completely on student success — is a cornerstone of that effort."


Presentation to the Board of Trustees June 19, 2015


Phase III

university_flats_2.jpgUniversity Flats

  • To be completed in August 2017
  • 771 upper class, professional and graduate student beds
  • $74 million investment



Lewis Honors College      

  • To be completed Fall 2017
  • 346 beds and home to the new Lewis Honors College 
  • $37.1 million investment



Phase II

140814CHAMPIONSCOURTONE009A.jpgIIa. Woodland Glen I & II, Haggin Hall, Jewell Hall, and Blazer Hall, formerly known as Champions Court I & II

  • Completed August 2014
  • 2,381 beds, 101 active learning spaces
  • $137.9 million investment


Woodland Glen III IV V 17 copy_0.jpgIIb. Woodland Glen III, IV, V

  • Completed August 2015
  • 1,610 bed, 55 active learning spaces
  • $101.2 million investment



Limestone Park 1.pngIIc. Holmes Hall and Boyd Hall, formerly known as Limestone Park I & II

  • Completed August 2016
  • 1,141 beds
  • $83.9 million investment


Phase I

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Lyman T. Johnson Hall and Donovan Hall, formerly known as Central Halls I & II

  • Completed August 2013
  • 601 beds, 19 active learning spaces
  • $25.8 million investment


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