By far, the largest monetary commitment the University makes besides education is athletics (a close second). With the opening of the Johnson Center, students have a state-of-the-art workout facility to climb, run, swim, play, and take classes on fitness. Don't expect much elbow room just after New Year's or before spring break. After a few nights of working out during the busiest time, you'll develop a schedule to work around the masses. The Student Center, however, is anything but state-of-the-art. Unattractive architecturally, it seems to be an afterthought to some of the more attractive and historical buildings on campus. An addition has been added and some changes, such as a Starbucks, have been made to enhance the appeal of the Student Center. Perhaps Kentucky just needs a little facelift to take care of some of those concrete monsters from the 1960s that they like to hold class in.
All in all, UK puts a lot of money and time into the maintenance of their properties. The best-maintained buildings are those used for public relations events and sporting events. The lesser-maintained buildings are those used by students and faculty for classes and offices.