A new era of housing is officially underway at the University of Kentucky. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning for two new residence halls representing a 26 million dollar investment. UK President Eli Capilouto says it is a new day in housing.
“Raising a child does take a village of parents and loved ones, of teachers and staff, of students and friends. We gather today to commemorate the first of many new villages at the University of Kentucky, created by a village of innovators, risk takers, and dreamers who sought a new way to build,” said Capilouto.
More than 600 students, faculty and staff associated with UK’s Honors Program will move in next week. UK Student Government President Roshan Palli says the learning environment in the residence center will be unique.
“And Central Halls one and two will allow students to flourish in an intellectual atmosphere and exponentially increase the impact of an already fantastic honors curriculum. By working and living in the midst of honors values, these students will inevitably grow stronger,” added Palli.
Construction of the new housing facilities also carried a significant economic impact. Central Hall one and two employed more than 700 workers.