With spring commencement ceremonies wrapped up, the campus is gearing up for a summer full of campus construction and beautification projects.
Facilities Services News
A section of Volunteer Boulevard between UT Drive and Pat Head Summitt Street will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic this summer for the first phase of a new project to remake the street into a more pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.
May 16 is moving day for the Facilities Services department.
Facilities Services will host a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Spring Cleaning Essentials,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the International House Great Room.
In an e-mail message to the university community Wednesday, President Joe DiPietro reiterated that the university retains the option to opt out of the proposal to outsource facilities management of state buildings after state costs are validated.
For the eleventh consecutive year, UT is competing in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament. Approximately 400 schools compete each spring to see who can produce the least amount of waste as well as recycle and compost the most.
Approximately 1,000 trees were planted on campus Friday in an effort to rehabilitate the Second Creek corridor. Facilities Services worked with more than seventy volunteers to plant the saplings along the creek’s bank. The event marked Tennessee Arbor Day, held on the first Friday of March.
UT’s campus will be a little greener on Friday, March 4, with the planting of 850 trees in honor of Tennessee Arbor Day.
Are surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables stacking up around your office? The annual Spring Cleanup kicks off Monday, March 28, giving campus departments a chance to tidy up.
The 2016 spring cleaning effort kicks off on March 28 with the goal of decluttering and improving the look of academic buildings.