A new residence hall and a new parking garage will open early next week as students return to campus for the fall semester.
Facilities Services News
One of the many improvements occurring across campus is the implementation of a new building access management system called Gallagher.
With spring commencement ceremonies wrapped up, the campus is gearing up for a summer full of campus construction and beautification projects.
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.