Johnson Center (257-9383 or 257-3928 weekdays)

You must show your Wildcard student I.D. to use the Johnson Center which has racquetball courts, weight training, basketball, volleyball, badminton, group fitness classes, indoor track, climbing wall, locker and shower facilities. The racquetball courts should be reserved two days in advance (257-9383).  Guest passes are available at the center for $5.00 a day (when accompanied by a member, limit of two passes per member per day).  Call for specific hours of operation.

Johnson Center

Pool at UK's Lancaster Aquatic Center

Lancaster Aquatic Center (257-7946)

The Lancaster Aquatic Center is located inside the Seaton Center.  You must show your Wildcard I.D. to use this 50-meter pool facility.  The pool is open during specified hours seven days per week.  Call for more information.  

Boone Indoor Tennis Center  (257-2777 after 11:30 am)

Four indoor courts, located near the Seaton Center and the outdoor tennis courts, are open to students with I.D. from mid-October to mid-April. You need to reserve a court two days in advance.

Aerial view of Boone Indoor Tennis Center

Nutter Field House

Nutter Field House  (257-7122)

The Field House has an indoor jogging track open to students, faculty and staff during the Fall and Spring semester during weekdays only beginning September 2. Call for specific hours of operation

Shively Outdoor Running Track (257-7122)

There is an outdoor track for jogging behind the Nutter Field House. It is available whenever the gate is unlocked.

Shively Outdoor Running Track

Arboretum walking trail

Arboretum Jogging Trail (257-5781)

Jog through the trees and flowers at the arboretum on Alumni Drive near the football stadium.

Intramural/Club Sports  (257-3928)

Sign up and get more information in room 177 of the Johnson Center. Intramural activities are often organized by M1 and M2 classes. Flyers announcing UK intramural activities also can be seen on bulletin boards in the  student lounge and on class bulletin boards.

For further details on recreation facilitiesvisit the UK Department of Campus Recreation:

The gym in the Johnson Center

The Singletary Center

Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts  (257-4929 - ticket office)

The Singletary Center for the Arts serves as the performance facility for the University as well as for many community and regional events. The Center includes a 1500-seat Concert Hall and a 400-seat Recital Hall, both designed for acoustical excellence. Programs include the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, the University Artist Series featuring classical concerts by world-renowned musicians, and the Central Kentucky Chamber Music Society. Many programs at the Center are free or offer discounts for students:

University Art Museum (257-5716) 

The University Art Museum is one of the major art museums in the state and serves a regional audience of over 450,000 people in fifty Kentucky counties.  Located in the Singletary Center for the Arts, the museum offers a wide variety of changing exhibitions and educational programs. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. except University holidays. Admission is free. 

University Art Museum

Guignol Theatre

Guignol Theatre  (257-3297)

The Department of Theatre produces several works each year that offer a range of dramatic performances for the University and the community. Call for more information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center (257-4130)

The Martin Luther King Center provides a variety of cultural and educational activities throughout the year including lectures, workshops, seminars, art exhibits, theatre, music, dance. The Center maintains a collection of books, periodicals, audio and video tapes related to many diverse aspects of African-American culture. The Center is located in 133 Student Center and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Multiple students' portraits with the MLK Center logo

Group photo of the Student Activities Board

The Students Activities Board

The Student Activities Board is a premier student programming board in the United States, bringing over 60 enriching and entertaining events to campus each year.

Student Center 

The University of Kentucky recently opened the massive, $200 million Gatton Student Center with rooftop gardens, fire pits, and high-tech meeting rooms. The 378,000 square-foot facility was named for businessman and philanthropist Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton, whose $20 million foundational gift made the major three-year renovation and expansion of the building possible. The Gatton Student Center features a three-story atrium that resembles Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington. Its new cafeteria even serves waffles featuring UK logos and wildcat paw prints. The facility is about building community and attracting prospective students.

For more information about the new Gatton Student Center, visit:

Gatton Student Center

UK Student Tickets logo

Sporting Events  (UK Ticket Office | 257-1818)

The Medical Student Government Association (MSGA) assists the student body with group seating for UK football games, but not for basketball games. Basketball tickets are distributed through a lottery system. For football,  MSGA representatives from the M2 class handle students’ requests for tickets, pick up and distribute the tickets to the student body. Students pay $5 for football and basketball tickets. If students wish to have guest tickets, they must purchase those at the ticket office at Memorial Coliseum. Along with the ticket, students must show their university student identification card when entering the game gate.

Many of the UK Sports programs have public events. Information of current offerings can be found at the UK Athletics website: