Residence Life News

Apartment Residence Hall Coming Down, Progress Being Made on Two New Halls

Demolition is under way at the Apartment Residence Hall, the first phase of the university’s comprehensive housing redevelopment project. The five-year plan calls for replacing several high-rise residence halls with new residence halls and a dining and multipurpose community facility.

UT Now Offering Twelve-Month Housing Option Contracts for Fall 2014

In an effort to increase enrollment and the use of campus facilities during the summer, UT is now offering a twelve-month housing program for contracts that begin this fall. This new option is the result of recommendations from the Summer Term Task Force. Making the summer term a more viable option for students helps improve the university’s four-year graduation rate and continues to push the university to its goal of becoming a Top 25 public research university. Housing will be available in Laurel Hall, an apartment-style residence hall located north of the main campus.

Demolition of Stokely and Gibbs Underway

Work has begun on the demolition of Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall. The university is making way for a new residence hall and dining facility and parking garage on the site at the corner of Volunteer and Lake Loudoun Boulevards. Plans are also in place to expand Haslam Field on the site. Abatement work has started on Stokely and Johnny Majors Drive has been closed to through traffic as part of the planned demolition.

Massey Hall Wins Annual Conservation Competition

Massey Hall has won the eighth annual Make Orange Green POWER Challenge, earning the title of “greenest” residence hall on campus. Hosted every October by the Office of Sustainability, the POWER Challenge encourages resource conservation, recycling, and environmental awareness in the university’s twelve residence halls.

Construction Under Way on First New Residence Hall in Forty Years

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By the fall of 2014, UT will have its first new residence hall in forty years. The new residence hall, on Andy Holt Avenue at the corner of Melrose Avenue, will house 700 undergraduate men and women in two-person suites and four-person super suites. The suites are double occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. The super suites are arranged similarly, but connect to a common living room and shared bathroom.