Living Learning Programs

Through Living Learning Communities and Residential Colleges we offer students an opportunity to live and learn together in an integrated academic residential environment. This dynamic residential experience will offer specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff; and a supportive community that focuses on student success.


The Creative Arts Residential College is for students with a strong interest or major in the creative or performing arts — from dance, music, and theatre to art studio, creative writing, design, and arts administration. The residence hall will house solo and ensemble music practice rooms, a performance studio with projection capabilities for dance, music and theatre, an art education studio and a writing studio for a truly immersive living-learning program. First-year students will benefit from the support of Peer Mentors already engaged with the arts at UK. Faculty from the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences will teach connected courses that count toward the Arts and Creativity requirements of UK Core and organize programming uniquely customized for “creative types.” Students will live in the Limestone Park I residential hall.

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UK’s Greenhouse community is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and engages students with sustainability issues relevant to campus, the Lexington community and the regional environment. As a member of Greenhouse, you will get to know Lexington from the bottom up to understand how the environment shapes the human community, and vice versa. Through field trips and other co-curricular activities, you will learn about sustainability efforts in the region, such as the Lexington Farmers Market, clean-up efforts, and FoodChain, the region’s first indoor aquaponics system. Greenhouse students extend their classroom learning through community engagement with organizations such as Big Blue Pantry and Seed Leaf, and through connecting with like-minded students committed to developing a sustainable campus and Lexington community. Greenhouse allows you to immerse yourself in interesting courses and learn from dedicated faculty members. Students live in the Woodland Glen II residential hall.

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LEXengaged is a first-year residential program offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and is located on UK’s north campus in Champions Court I – close to downtown Lexington. As a member of this community, you will be introduced to ideas, concepts and notions of civic engagement, considering the opportunities and obstacles which enhance and impede engagement. Come assess your own prospects for being an active citizen. Civic engagement will be applied to your day-to-day life. Through course readings, discussions, guest speakers, and off-campus tours, you will obtain an understanding of the larger community in which you live, Lexington, and in grasping the multifaceted character of Lexington, you should leave. LEXengaged able to encounter any American city as an involved community member. This community focuses on engagement, service learning and social justice.  

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Wired is your connection to rich experiences and interdisciplinary opportunities. Energized by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Fine Arts, the Wired Residential Program is open to all academic majors. You will interact with a diverse and talented community with a proven track-record of producing competitive GPAs and on-time graduation in four years. Wired offers small class-sizes and supportive peer-mentors. Link to everything at UK and in Lexington, find your focus, become a multi-modal scholar, engage your imagination, interact with faculty, and find yourself having a lot of fun! Wired students live in Roselle Hall. Get connected. Get Wired!

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STEMCats - STEMCats is a freshman academic, research, and professional-development residential program sponsored by HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) intended for first-year students who have applied for or are interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) major. Students arrive a week before the fall semester begins and attend programs in math, biology, chemistry, and other first year courses. This early start helps build confidence in a firstyear student’s academic preparation as they acclimate to the rigors of a STEM major. STEMCats experience an array of faculty-led and student-led activities, including special career seminars and course-based research projects. STEMCats has graduate and professional student mentors who provide support services, coordinate activities and tutor throughout the year. Students in the STEMCats program live in the Woodland Glen IV residential hall.

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