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.

Gatton Staff/Faculty/Students Policies (Internal)

NON Gatton Staff/Faculty (External) 

Gatton College Building Hours of Operation

Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 10:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday


Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday

The building is closed for all academic holidays and university breaks.

Gatton Staff Business Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm


Our classrooms offer state-of-the-art technology with tiered lectured style room accomodating 85, 65 or 45 seats.

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*** NOTE: Only classrooms 127, 131, 233, 191, 199 will appear in http://meetatbigblue.uky.edu for general UK users. Only those classrooms are available for reservation by non-Gatton users.

Conference Rooms

We have various conference rooms accomodating 16 – 48 seats.

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*** NOTE: Only conference rooms 223J, 330, 435U, 435V, 435UV will appear in http://meetatbigblue.uky.edu for general UK users. Only those conference rooms are available for reservation by non-Gatton users.

Kincaid Auditorium

The Kincaid Auditorium is a tiered lecture-style room that holds up to 498 guests. The room is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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Student Study Rooms

There are 39 study rooms available by reservation only to Gatton students a first-come-first-serve basis.

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*** NOTE: These study rooms are locked 24/7. Only Gatton students and upper division A&S Econ majors have card access to the study rooms.

Venture Studio

The Venture Studio is a creative collaborative space for entrepreneurial learning, growth and innovation.

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*** NOTE: This space can only be reserved for Gatton B&E faculty, staff & students.

Woodward Hall

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.

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