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Campus Roof Repairs to Begin in April

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Years of wear and tear topped off by damage from the April 2011 hailstorm have left the roofs of many campus buildings in need of repair. To speed the process along, Facilities Services has contracted with multiple companies so the repair work can happen simultaneously instead of one roof at a time.

UT Board Approves Knoxville Campus Building Names

Brown with students Robert Phillips and Marily Horhn in September 1973.

The university’s Board of Trustees approved proposals today to name or rename several buildings on the Knoxville campus. The trustees held their winter meeting on the UT Chattanooga campus. All of the names approved will honor families or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the university and its history. One of the names marks a first in UT history. The new Fred D. Brown Residence Hall is the first building on the UT Knoxville campus to be named for an African-American person.

Campus Prepares for George Strait Concert March 1

The University of Tennessee is welcoming fans of country music star George Strait, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The sold-out concert will bring more than 20,000 guests to campus, affecting traffic and parking.

Construction and Beautification Updates

Our aggressive building schedule is beginning to yield big results for our students. We are on track to open two new academic facilities next fall.

Parking Spaces in Staff 9 Lot to Close December 3

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Due to ongoing work on the Student Union, approximately fifty parking spaces on the north end of Staff Lot 9 next to Neyland Stadium will be closed starting Monday, December 3. The spaces will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. The pedestrian walkway will remain open and access from Staff Lot 9 to the walkway will remain open.

Student Union Work to Expand

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More work is about to commence for the new Student Union. On Monday, October 29, construction fencing will go up around Temple Court, Aconda Court, and the building at 812 Volunteer Boulevard. The small Staff Lot 12 in this area will be closed. The area known as “the pit,” including the Smokey’s entrance, also will be inaccessible.