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It’s a Barnburner

14 Aug It’s a Barnburner

Trust us. By the time you graduate, some of your fondest UofL memories will have been made at the famous George J. Howe Red Barn. The Red Barn hosts a variety of events from orientation to graduation fairs and everything in between. Two UofL students founded the Red Barn in 1969, and the building—which once housed the Caldwell Tank Co. manufacturing operation—has been a host site for everything from guest speakers to punk concerts.

This year it is expected to host more than 700 (700!) events, and raise money for scholarships and endowments through its programs.
Many campus organizations use the Red Barn for fundraisers, cookouts, concerts, competitions and award ceremonies. This year it is expected to host more than 700 (700!) events, and raise money for scholarships and endowments through its programs. If you ever want a place to chill out between classes, the Red Barn and the patio outside are great places to hang out. Make sure to say “Hi” to George for us. His office is just inside the door.

What happens at the Red Barn?

The Red Barn is a busy place every day, with student groups and departments hosting events there. Here are some of the bigger events to look forward to.

  • Registered Student Organization Fair
  • Take Back the Night
  • WFPK Live Lunch
  • SAB concerts and comedy shows
  • Red Barn Reunion Concert
  • Game watch parties
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Sustainability Fair
  • Commuter Coffee and Doughnuts
  • Cap and gown distribution
  • NPHC Stroll Off

Upcoming Red Barn Events