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Housing & Dining


Eligible students can apply for housing through the University of Kentucky (UK). Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in either a 16-week session, 12-week session, or a 1st 8-week and 2nd 8-week session (provided, however, that the student has at least one class during the entire 16 weeks) and with 50% of classes on-site at a Cooper, Newtown, Leestown, or Winchester campus.

BCTC students pay the standard housing and dining rates. Students living in housing are required to pay UK Student Fees in addition to BCTC student fees and also have a minimum dining plan. For more information on housing and dining rates, please visit UK Undergraduate Housing and Dining Rates.

Housing is not guaranteed and available on a first come, first served basis. Students must apply to the college before applying for housing. Students will need to contact UK Housing and Residence Life for information on creating a LinkBlue student account. Once this account is created, students can access and submit the housing application. For more information on housing and to apply, please visit Applying for UK Undergraduate Housing.


The dining facility, Bluegrass Cafe, is available on the Cooper campus in the Oswald Building. Bluegrass Cafe is open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. A hot meal is prepared daily for breakfast and lunch and students can also choose among sandwiches, salads, and additional grab-and-go items.

The facility accepts UK Dining Plus Account funds. The Plus Account is an optional debit program for the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community & Technical College. A Plus Account is automatically opened and accessed as a feature of your BCTC Student ID. For more information on the Dining Plus Account, please visit UK Undergraduate Housing and Dining Rates. Students can also pay with cash or standard debit or credit card.

UK eStore

Students enrolled in 6-11 credit hours with a home campus of Cooper are eligible to purchase UK Student Services. Students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours with a home campus of Cooper are eligible to purchase the Athletics Fee. Online courses do not count toward eligibility requirements to purchase services.

Available student services include recreation services, athletic tickets, student activities, Student Center services, and student health, among others. If you live in UK Housing during the fall or spring term, you do not need to purchase any of the available services for that term through the UK eStore. These fees will automatically be assessed by UK Housing.

Please note that eligibility is subject to change. For current eligibility requirements and a comprehensive list of available services with associated fees, please visit UK eStore.