University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center

Cats Den

Cats' Den Rendering

Located on the Level 1 of the Gatton Student Center, the CATS DEN is the premier recreational space for activities on campus, providing FREE nightly entertainment to students throughout the week, such as Trivia Night on Mondays, Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays, and Comedy Caravan on Wednesdays.

In addition to the regularly schedule weekly events, the CATS DEN hosts concerts, craft nights, improv comedy classes, food tastings, recreational tournaments, new A.M. programming, and much more.

Come to the CATS DEN to get involved or to just relax and enjoy!

The Cats Den has ended it's programming for the Academic Year, but we can't wait to put on more entertainment for next semester with you!


Reserving the Cats Den

Student Organizations

Any registered student organization may apply to reserve the CATS DEN in the Gatton Student Center by visiting

Students must login and visit the REQUESTS drop down located at the top of the page to submit your application. If approved, the UK Student Center may provide a subsidy (up to $250 paid directly to the agreed upon provider by the Student Center) towards the cost of catering, publicity, and/or supplies. Prizes and giveaways cannot be purchased with subsidy funding.

These items should be selected and submitted online during your EMS request. Apply and read the rules and guidelines for when reserving the Cats Den here.


Departments & Faculty

Beginning in Fall 2018, programming opportunities will be available for University of Kentucky departments and faculty. These requests will need to fit into the overall programming model for the Gatton Student Center and CATS DEN and will not receive the subsidy provided to registered student organizations.

To discuss hosting a departmental or academic event in the CATS DEN, please contact Jesse MacLean at or by calling 859.218.1919


Location: Gatton Student Center, Level 1
Academic Term Hours: Monday through Saturday 6AM – Midnight,  Sunday 7AM – Midnight
Feedback, Questions, Requests? Email: Jesse MacLean Phone: 859-218-1919
Cats Den events are sponsored by the Gatton Student Center Executive Director's Office.

Cats Den Policies