The Gatton College building is an academic space serving the needs of Gatton College students, faculty and staff. As staff capacity permits, the college also allows the UK community some access to selected building facilities on a case by case basis. The building is not a conference center, and the college does not provide staff support for non-college events held in the building.
In order to accommodate Gatton College space needs, University faculty and staff who are not part of the Gatton College may request event space no earlier than 6 months prior, and no later than seven business days prior to the event.
Available space includes Kincaid Auditorium, Woodward Hall events space, selected classrooms and conference rooms. The Gatton Atrium and Group Study Rooms are not available for reservation. Required fees will be charged to groups outside the college for the necessary services provided while using our facilities. Please consult the Gatton Events Fees and Requirements page for details and pricing.
Outside of the Gatton building’s operating hours, University groups may only request Kincaid Auditorium and Woodward Hall events space. Classrooms and conference rooms are not available to non-Gatton groups outside of operating hours. Exceptions may be made if these rooms are used in conjunction with Kincaid and Woodward. Events of fewer than 50 or more than 500 attendees are not accommodated outside of operating hours.
All requests for space in the Gatton College will be reviewed by the Gatton Director of Events. If the space request is approved, the University of Kentucky Events Management Office will gather the information they need to confirm the event for the group, and will process all event details. The space is not reserved until you have received a confirmation from the Gatton Events Director and the EMO Office.
Please refer to the below policies for use of the Gatton College space before requesting space in the building.
Woodward Hall was designed to give an opportunity for entertaining needs for up to 100 guests. With a full kitchen to accomodate catering and an adjoining balcony, Woodward Hall is a beautiful space to host your guests while giving them a wonderful view of campus.