Student Center Renovation & Expansion

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2016 Series A and Taxable Series B General Receipts Bonds

$158,105,000 Par Amount

The University of Kentucky's Student Center was originally constructed in 1938 and expanded in 1968 and 1982. The Project replaced the outdated existing student center with a state-of-the art new facility, retaining the historic original 1938 portion of the building and preserving the Alumni Gymnasium originally constructed in 1924. The renovated and expanded facility accommodates a growing student enrollment and includes an atrium, recreation area, lounges, conference facilities, entertainment venues, retail space, food service, bookstore, student organization space, and administrative support offices. 

  • $200.3M total project cost
    • $160M  - bond proceeds
    • $40.3M - gifts and university funds
  • 378,000 gross square feet