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 provides limited staff support for non-college events held in the building.

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.

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 are not accommodated outside of operating hours.

All requests for space in the Gatton College will be reviewed by the Gatton Events Coordinator. If the space request is acceptable to the College, the University Events Office (UE) will gather the information they need to confirm the event follows university policies, and will process all event details. The space is not officially approved and reserved until you have received an approval confirmation from the Gatton Events Coordinator and the UE Office.

Please refer to the Gatton Facilities Policy for use of the Gatton College space before requesting space in the building.

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 accommodating 85, 65 or 45 seats.

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*** NOTE: Only classrooms 127 and  191 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 accommodating 16 – 48 seats.

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*** NOTE: Only conference rooms 230 and 323J 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. Only Gatton undergraduate and masters students can reserve a study room via https://meetatbigblue.uky.edu.

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 accommodate 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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Mother’s Room - Private Lactation Room

This lactation space is located on the 4th floor in room 427. The mother's room remains locked and is accessible by badge access only. Contact and reservations: To arrange for access and sign up to use the room, e-mail R2D2@uky.edu. Melissa Beaven (Suite 337) at (859) 257-3069 may also be contacted. More information about lactation in the workplace can be found at https://www.uky.edu/hr/resources-for-parents/lactation-in-workplace.