Northern Kentucky University 

Campus Facilities

Northern Kentucky University is located on 400 rolling acres offering views of both the lush Kentucky hillside and the downtown Cincinnati skyline. Its modern buildings are clustered in a pedestrian-friendly arrangement that fosters a community atmosphere among students, faculty and staff. We take great pride in the campus' "up close and personal" lifestyle.

The newly renovated lake area, Loch Norse and Loch Norse Arboretum, are a must-see destination for campus visitors. Framed by earthen swells, wide sidewalks, trees and an iconic bridge above the lake's waterfall, Loch Norse is truly the most memorable place on campus.
NKU features exciting new facilities:

Our Student Union houses food courts, a 600-seat ballroom and meeting rooms, multi-purpose activity areas (with X-Box, pool table, hang-out lobby and study spaces), and a plaza-level Starbucks. It's definitely the place to see and be seen.

The Bank of Kentucky Center has a 9,200-seat capacity for basketball and 10,000 seats for concerts and other events. The BOK, as it is known on campus, is a major destination for campus events!

Student Union closeup

Our men's and women's socer teams are now competing in our newly completed $6.5 million soccer complex.

We have also recently opened a new residence hall, located in the former Lakeside Nursing Home adjacent to campus. It houses 443 students, raising NKU's campus housing capacity to 1,836 beds.

Technology-wise, the entire campus offers wireless access, both inside and out, and all classrooms are equipped with "smart" technology.
The construction of Griffin Hall, a $35 million building for the College of Informatics, was completed in 2011, and the grand opening occurred in fall of 2011. It is NKU's first LEED certified facility.

NKU is also seeking funding for a Health Innovations Center, a new home for the College of Business, several new parking garages, additional residence halls and several other significant renovations.