University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center

Gatton Student Center Renovation

Eric Monday - Walkthrough video

Eric N. Monday, UK executive vice president for finance and administration, took a walk through the Gatton Student Center to learn more about the project and what he calls the "living room for the campus." Check out the video produced by UKNow

Social Staircase Video

The Social Staircase is one of the major focal points of the Gatton Student Center's renovated facility. Take a look at how it's coming along!

Updated Floor Plans

We've added some updated Floor Plans that you can check out! You can see them either at our Blog Page or on our Concepts and Floorplans page!

Champions Kitchen Opening Weekend

Residential Dining in the Gatton Student Center is open! We had a small opening for members to experience the newly opened section. Here is a video highlighting some of the exciting new options available in the completed Student Center.

We were also able to interview Steven Clem of Clem's Refridgerated Foods, and get his input on his company's role in the new dining facility, as well as his initial impressions towards the dining area. Enjoy!

Shanghai University Visit

The Gatton Student Center recently had the distinct honor of hosting officials from Shanghai University for a site tour of the (nearly finished!) Gatton Student Center. We hope the visit will inspire their upcoming efforts to renovate their own Student Center - and that we'll get to take a trip to Shanghai to check it out! Check out our recap of the visit for an updated look at the building's interior:

On November 2nd, we were able to walkthrough the entire Gatton Student Center facility to get a look at how the interior is coming along. Check out our video below and our Latest News & Blog section to see more photos!

And be sure to check out our Updated timelapse here!

Live Video Feed

Interested on keeping up with the construction project in real time? Click this link to be taken to a live camera feed!

Video Fly-through

As the project continues on its way, we offer this video fly-through to give everyone an idea of what the Gatton Student Center will look like upon completion.

July Update

On July 14th student employees from the Gatton Student Center and students from the University of Kentucky Forestry Club met at the Wood Utilization Center in Robinson Forest, located in Quicksand, KY. We took some photos and a full write-up of the experience there! Check it out on our Latest News & Blog section!

June Update

We we've been given some photos of the Gatton Student Center's progress from an aerial camera! Check out some of the shots over in our Latest News & Blog section!

January Update

We have a second video from the walkthrough we did back in November. Check it out over at our Latest News & Blog section!

December Update

The Gatton Student Center Renovation and Expansion project is coming along on schedule! We were invited to take a tour to view the transformation of the Gatton Student Center. Be sure to check out the video over in our Latest News & Blog section!

Topping Out Ceremony

On August 26th, the Gatton Student Center hosted a "Topping Out" ceremony to celebrate the worker's achievements. We had brought a steel beam for students, faculty, staff, and everyone else involved with the construction to sign their names. At the end of the ceremony, the beam was hoisted and fastened to the steel frame of the building, where it will remain. We have posted some photos and videos from the ceremony, and you can view them over in our Latest News & Blog section!

August Update

On August 11th, 2016, we got to check out the Gatton Student Center site again and grab some more pictures! Be sure to check out the video over in our Latest News & Blog section!

July Update

On July 20th 2016, we had the opportunity to visit the site and see in real time how construction is progressing. You can view the video over in our Latest News & Blog section!

June Update

June 30th, 2016 Steering Committee members Drew Crawford (Graduate Student, Gatton College of Business and Economics) and Dorothy Prather (Undergraduate Student, College of Education-Kinesiology) visited the Construction Work Site and met with Messer Construction Managers to see how intricate and sophisticated the construction industry has become. A truly exciting time seeing how the process works with 3-dimensional digital fly-bys insuring that all the pieces fit together correctly.

May Update

The project continues to take shape, as you can see from the steel structure rising on the site. The steel structure is also being assembled inside Alumni Gym, to establish support for the two levels of fitness and wellness equipment. Almost every day there is some noticeable change taking place, which adds to the excitement of the Gatton Student Center Renovation and Expansion REALLY happening. The Steering Committee, user groups, and building tenants are looking forward to seeing recommendations from the Interior Design Team on furniture, and room sets, on June 1st & 2nd.

As a reminder, the 1938 section of the building will be kept intact, with a complete renovation and update being done to the inside. This is to preserve the historical facade and brickwork that has been a part of the structure from the very beginning.

April Update

Some metal framework is shaping up outside of the Gatton Student Center! We were able to snap a couple of quick pictures! Check it out over on out Latest News & Blog section!

March Update

We were able to take another trip to the construction site to get more pictures of the insides of the Gatton Student Center and Alumni Gym. We were also able to talk with Ron Lee, Director of Campus Recreation and get his thoughts. Check out the pictures and interview on our Latest News & Blog section!