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Campus Transformation

Photo of one of UK's newest residence halls and the people who built it

The University of Kentucky is in the midst of a dramatic campus transformation. The institution has self-financed $1.7 billion in ongoing and approved capital construction to rapidly enhance and expand a quality living/learning experience on the UK campus. 

Under President Capilouto’s leadership, the University engaged in an innovative public/private partnership to revitalize the core of campus and create modern living/learning communities. By 2016, 12 residential facilities across campus will add more than 5,700 beds and 200 active learning spaces. Each building will also target LEED-silver certification.  

The renovation of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, a new Academic/Science Building funded through a partnership with UK Athletics, the revitalization of Commonwealth Stadium, a state-of-the-art new Student Center, the renovation of facilities in the College of Fine Arts, and a multidisciplinary research building symbolize our pledge to transform the way we house, educate and mentor our students. These projects, among many, comprise a comprehensive commitment to becoming a national model for a thriving, public residential research campus. 

For more infromation, please visit the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration website.