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Prospective Students

UK Campus Housing is more than a place to rest your head. It’s your home and the place where you and your friends dream about what’s possible. After all, your new home – your residence hall – was built specifically with you in mind. UK's living spaces were created and designed to foster connections, to spark conversations and to ignite your passions. Here, you will not only dream what’s wildly possible, you will have the support to build what's possible.

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Current/Returning Undergraduate Students

The not-so-secret key to academic success at UK is living on campus. On average, students who live on campus have higher GPAs than their classmates who live off campus – and are more likely to graduate on time. As a returning student, you also have the added benefit of choosing to live in specific buildings with room types available only to upperclassmen. Additional options include two-bedroom apartments; two-bedroom deluxe suites; and four-bedroom apartments.

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Graduate Student and Family Housing

UK has several on-campus living facilities specifically designed for full-time student families, full-time single graduate and doctoral students, and full-time non-traditional students. All of the facilities are conveniently located and there are different floor plans available to choose from. Most communities come fully furnished and include utilities, cable and internet service. UK also has resources available to assist you in your search for off-campus living accommodations in Lexington. 

Graduate and Family housing options

Your Guide to Living and Dining on Campus

Wildcat Living: The Guide to Living and Dining on Campus provides a condensed overview of room types, dining options, the Living Learning Program and details about the housing application process.

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Student headshot, Erin Lemmon, senior

I think that's something that surprises the students the most about coming to campus is just how much like home it feels right away. Home will always be home for me, of course, but Lexington has become my second home. I would definitely call Lexington and campus my second home.

Students eating together

UK Dining

With 20+ dining locations on campus, there's something for every appetite. UK Dining boasts fresh ingredients, a variety of healthy, delicious meal options, all at a superior level of service. 

Eating Well on Campus

Family walking to their residence hall for move in.

Parent and Family Information

Welcome Wildcat families! At UK, we want the same thing you want: for students to succeed academically, grow personally, and have an enriching experience at the university.

What you need to know

Making UK Your Home

2 Bedroom Suite in Haggin Hall

Residence Halls

UK's residence halls are located in two areas: North – the northern edge of campus closest to downtown Lexington and the Gatton Student Center and Central – the heart of campus closest to The 90 and the William T. Young Library. UK offers six room types. All students may choose from a four-person suite; two-bedroom suite; or a four-bedroom suite. Upperclassmen have additional options and may also choose from a two-bedroom apartment; a two-bedroom deluxe suite; or a four-bedroom apartment.

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Front Desk and lobby area at Lewis Hall

Residence Life

UK's Residence Life team creates a home-away-from-home in the residence halls for all students. Residence Life staff members serve as a helpful resource for all residents. From the programs and activities facilitated by Resident Advisors to the support of full-time, live-in Resident Directors – these team members make campus feel more like home.  The UK Residence Life team works to ensure that living on campus is an inclusive, safe, and fun learning and living environment for students.

About residence life

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Living Learning Program

Entering college comes with new changes. Whether it’s living on campus, getting involved or starting college classes, the first year can quickly become overwhelming. At UK, the Living Learning Program (LLP) allows you to be part of a tight-knit community focused on your interests, major or career path, helping make the transition to college easier. This dynamic residential experience offers specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff, and a supportive community focused on student success.

Living learning program