Campus Life


Being a student at NKU means you will have more than a great classroom experience. Enjoy co-curricular learning opportunities from direct leadership training to interpersonal learning through active involvement with student organizationscampus activities and Greek life. Our lively campus community will welcome you and offer you endless opportunities to build lifelong skills, get involved, and create lasting relationships with others in the process. With a calendar that is filled year-round with activities and events, you'll find there's never a dull moment at NKU.



Our great suburban location just minutes from the vibrant Cincinnati metropolitan area offers you the quality and security of an engaged community and the recreational and employment benefits of a big city.

Whether you choose to live on campus in our modern, comfortable residence halls or commute from nearby, you'll find the convenience and living style that best suits your needs at an affordable cost.



The Campus Recreation Center offers outstanding facilities and programs for creating healthy lifestyles, working out, meeting new people and keeping fit. Facilities include weight rooms, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a fitness studio, a swimming pool and an indoor track.

The BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University seats 9,400, and the Student Union fosters a feeling of connection, out of class learning, and student engagement while uniting our students in one facility to bring together the many facets of the college experience.

NKU offers a comprehensive selection of student services to ensure your success on campus-including computing services, disability servicescareer counseling, multicultural programs, health, counseling, and student wellness, and retention services.

The Office of Student Engagement provides a variety of programs and opportunities that allow you to customize your college experience to be the most beneficial for you, helping you develop your potential and apply new knowledge in real-life situations. Whether you are a traditional student or a nontraditional student who juggles school, work, and family, there are always opportunities to get involved.