The James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success occupies the fully-renovated third floor of historic F. Paul Anderson Tower. Conveniently located near engineering classrooms and faculty offices, the 9,600 square foot center is home to essential services that will help the college’s 3,000+ undergraduates reach new heights of student success.

“My hope is that this commitment will lead to the college achieving higher graduation rates. We need more engineers who can make a difference in our world.” – James Hardymon


What the Center offers:

Engineering Career Development Group

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, experts in career development want to help you find internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs in engineering and computer science, make your resume shine, and prepare you for job interviews. A specially designated interview room is available for practice or to use when meeting with visiting companies. Learn more here.

Elbert C. Ray eStudio/Tutoring

Tau Beta Pi Engineering tutoring: Peer tutors offer all engineering students assistance with homework in engineering and major-related courses. Come learn how to work your way through those tough classes efficiently and effectively!

Presentation U tutoring: Few engineering colleges put everything you need for a dazzling presentation at your fingertips. Get PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, instruction in storyboarding digital projects, soundproof rooms for presentation practice, access to video cameras and tripods, wall-sized whiteboards for brainstorming and more.

Learn more about the Elbert C. Ray eStudio here.

Study spaces

Spacious areas and private rooms feature comfortable furniture suitable for tutoring, group work and individual study. Partitions divide larger study spaces into quiet and group study zones. Proximity to classrooms, as well as the Elbert C. Ray eStudio, makes these study areas the ideal location for groups to convene.

Academic advising

All first-year students, regardless of major, are advised by the Freshman Advising Team. Incoming students meet their advisors during orientation and remain with them until the first two semesters are completed. Priority Registration, which takes place in October and March, require appointments, but students may walk in to see their advisor at any time. Visit the Advising page here.

Student records

Students frequently contact records staff about transcripts, academic standing, graduation information, academic actions and more. Now, students can access this information while utilizing other services within the center.

Waiting lounge

This comfortable space accommodates up to 20 students awaiting meetings with staff in Academic Advising, Student Records, Special Programs, Engineering Career Development, Student Success and more.

Additional Campus Resources:


Transformative Learning/The Study 
Raise your study skills to the next level!  Offers peer tutoring in most 100-level courses, individual academic coaching and group workshops to enhance academic skills and student success.

Offers TA-led tutoring in 100-level math courses, MA 213, and MA 214.

Gen Chem Learning Center 
Offers TA-led tutoring in 100-level chemistry courses.

Physics Learning Center 
Offers TA-led tutoring in physics courses.

Writing Center 
Offers individual and group consultations on composing and communicating for writing, speaking, and multimedia projects.


Engineering Experiences

Alumni Mentoring 
Want to learn what engineering is like in the real world?  If you’re an engineering sophomore through senior in good academic standing, you can be matched with an engineering mentor who graduated from UK in your major!

Education Abroad 
Take your skills around the world and back and see things from a new perspective!  Check out a “First Steps” session to see what opportunities await you!

Engineering Student Organizations 
Want to make new friends?  Bond with other engineering students through a common interest or team project!  We have something for everyone!


Financial Stability

UK Financial Wellness 
Figure out where your money is going, and how to maximize your financial resources!

Engineering Scholarships 
See what sources of aid are available for engineering majors!

UK Financial Aid/Scholarships 
Find all information on loans, grants, and scholarships, plus contact your financial aid counselor with questions.

Big Blue Pantry 
Provides storable food for students who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity.  Bring your student ID when you visit.  Check the link above for current hours.


Belonging & Engagement

Engineering Student Organizations 
Want to make new friends?  Bond with other engineering students through a common interest or team project!  We have something for everyone!

Engineering LLP 
Live with other committed engineering students in a friendly, goal-focused community!

UK Student Organizations 
Find a small group that you can belong to, and people who share your interests!

LGBTQ Resource Office 
Provides information and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.


Health & Wellness

Campus Recreation 
Find group classes, gym hours, intramurals, adventure trips, and more!

UK Counseling Center 
Provides confidential psychological counseling, consultations, group sessions, and workshops for currently enrolled UK students.

University Health Service 
Offers multiple healthcare options by appointment at the University Health Service Building.

Disability Resource Center 
Offers disability-related consultations and services for current UK students.

VIP Center 
Provides support and educational programming that sustain  a campus culture of accountability regarding violence and oppression.