VIDEO: Memorial Coliseum Fosters Tradition and Community for UK

Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing. To view captions for this video, push play and click on the CC icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.  If using a mobile device, click on the "thought bubble" in the same area.  Photos used in this video courtesy of UK Special Collections. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2014) — The University of Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum isn’t just home to a legendary basketball tradition.

Its halls are filled with the names of Kentuckians who died while fighting for our country.  Its floor is where UK students have done everything from celebrating Commencement to registering for classes to dancing for 24 hours straight as part of DanceBlue.

But for Grace Hahn, who is the student engagement program director for UK Student Involvement, it’s not just historic significance that makes Memorial Coliseum her favorite spot on campus.  Watch the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video above to discover why Hahn thinks it plays a major role in building community at UK. 

This video feature is part of a special new series produced by UKNow focusing on locations across campus that are meaningful for UK students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni.  The idea is to show how the physical spaces on campus help foster discovery, community, research, knowledge and success for the UK family.  As the university celebrates its 150th anniversary, we want to show readers what our campus is like today by showcasing locations that have stood for decades along with some of our newest spots.  


Since the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas.  If there’s an obscure spot on campus you don’t think many people know about or an area that’s on everyone’s radar but you have a special connection to it, email us.  Who knows?  We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!


VIDEO CONTACTS:  Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940, or Kody Kiser, 859-257-5282,