Four years, nearly $450 million, and more than 6,800 beds in 14 new state-of-the-art residence halls. Those are the astonishing numbers that encompass the University of Kentucky's revitalization of campus housing — the largest taking place in all of higher education. The transformation concludes this year as two new residence halls — Lewis Hall and University Flats — are completed.

Lewis Hall, named after native Kentuckian and UK graduate Tom Lewis, is dedicated to the Lewis Honors College. With nearly 20,000 square feet of dedicated academic support space for the college, it includes four classrooms and over 30 offices. 

Lewis Hall is located in the center of campus — across from the William T. Young Library and adjacent to The 90. The hall houses 346 residents throughout five floors and boasts study rooms on each floor, three recreation rooms and a community kitchen. Students reside in two-bedroom suites, in which each student has his or her own private bedroom.

University Flats — just down the road from Lewis Hall — is home to 771 residents throughout seven floors. University Flats serves as upperclassmen and graduate student housing. The graduate wing of the residence hall consists of two room types — studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments for graduate and professional students. The undergraduate wing provides two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom apartments.

University Flats also offers amenities such as study rooms on each floor, a four-season outdoor lounge and fireplace, as well as a sand volleyball court.

Since 2012, UK in partnership with EdR, has created a broad continuum of residence halls with high-tech classrooms and nearly 200 living and learning spaces that support student success and ensures its position as a national model for a thriving, public residential research university.


Presentation to the Board of Trustees June 19, 2015


Phase III

university_flats_2.jpgUniversity Flats

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



Lewis Hall      

  • 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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