Recreation, Art and Sports


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

You must show your Wildcard student I.D. to use the JohnsonCenter 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.

Lancaster Aquatic Center (257-SWIM)

The LancasterAquaticCenter is located inside the SeatonCenter.  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 SeatonCenter 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.

 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.

 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 information in room 177 JohnsonCenter. 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.

 Please see UK Department of Campus Recreation

For further details on recreation facilities


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

The SingletaryCenter 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 UniversityArt 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 SingletaryCenter for the Arts, the museum offers a wide variety of changing exhibitions and educational programs.  The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00pm except University holidays.  Admission is free. 

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 MartinLutherKingCenter 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 am to 5 pm.

University Concerts (257-4900)    The School of Music sponsors a variety of recitals and concerts by faculty and students.  Most faculty recitals, faculty ensemble concerts, and concerts presented by student organizations are free to students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Student Center (257-5781) The Student Center is a community center offering cultural, recreational, and organizational outlets for the University population.  Students can take in a movie at the Worsham Theatre; browse through the University Bookstore; stop at the food court or the sweet shop, or relax in the several lounges and game rooms.


 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: