The UT campus will be a little greener Friday, March 3, with the planting of 1,000 trees in honor of Tennessee Arbor Day.
Facilities Services News
Portions of the A Startling Whirlwind of Opportunity sculpture on Pedestrian Walkway will undergo maintenance beginning this month.
Facilities Services will host a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Spring Cleaning Essentials,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the International House Great Room.
Facilities Services is rolling out new procedures to simplify the financial approval process for requesting keys for campus offices.
The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.
Four construction projects at UT have been honored by American School and University magazine as examples of the best in design among colleges and universities. “We’re pleased with the recognition,” said Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for facilities services. “Two of our projects, Strong Hall and the Stokely Family Residence Hall, aren’t even finished yet and they’re earning national praise, which is thrilling,” he said.
Changes are coming to the process for requesting a key or swipe card access on campus. Ensuring the safety of our community and campus is always of the utmost importance, and these access changes will increase the security and control over who can access campus buildings and departmental spaces. In addition to increased security, this
The new Facilities Services Complex, a 91,000-square-foot building on Sutherland Avenue is now open and houses more than 200 of the department’s employees.
A new residence hall and a new parking garage will open early next week as students return to campus for the fall semester.
One of the many improvements occurring across campus is the implementation of a new building access management system called Gallagher.