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Middle Drive on the Hill to Temporarily Close This Week

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Middle Drive on the Hill will be closed to traffic on an intermittent basis tomorrow through Friday, December 20. Each temporary closure is expected to last around ninety minutes. During these temporary closures, UT Police will be on hand to help reroute northbound traffic to Tee Martin Drive behind Neyland Stadium. Vehicles still will be able to access the Hill from Circle Drive via Cumberland Avenue.

UT Announces Student-Focused Housing Redevelopment Plan


UT announced today an aggressive student housing redevelopment plan that will transform the student experience and accommodate the growth in student learning communities. The plan involves replacing six residence halls around Presidential Court with seven new modern facilities in five years.

Repairs Resume to Andy Holt Tower

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Work is resuming to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. With the end of classes for the fall semester, security fences have been placed around the base of the tower to protect the work site.

Campus Cable TV Outage Set for Thursday

Cable television service to campus buildings will be interrupted for much of the day Thursday as work crews move the existing fiber optic cables to accommodate the construction of the new Student Union. The outage will start at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, and will last a minimum of eight hours.

Campus Prepares for Pat Summitt Plaza Dedication November 22

UT is welcoming fans of legendary Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt as it dedicates a plaza in her honor at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way. UT students, employees, and campus visitors should be aware of temporary street closings for the dedication.

Campus Prepares for Eagles Concert November 13

The University of Tennessee is welcoming fans of the legendary rock group the Eagles, who will perform at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The sold-out concert will bring more than 16,000 guests to campus, affecting traffic and parking.

Campus to Reopen West Entrance to University Center, Close Section of Phillip Fulmer Way

The west-side entrance to the University Center at Smokey’s Cafeteria will reopen on Monday, November 4, as part of the ongoing Student Union construction project. The entrance was closed earlier this year during the demolition of Temple Court and Aconda Court. To encourage students and employees to use the west-side entrance, ARAMARK will be at the door on Monday giving out coupons and discounts for diners.