When the first phase of the new 142,000-square-foot Student Union opened on June 1, several local media outlets came out to check out the new space. The project took three years to complete.
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Have you had the chance to visit the first phase of the new Student Union? Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, as well as incoming new students and their families at orientation, have explored the new 142,000-square-foot building since it opened on June 1.
The cornerstone of the University of Tennessee’s ongoing campus transformation is now open. The first phase of the long-awaited new Student Union welcomed its first visitors Monday morning. The 142,000-square-foot-building is the new central hub to meet, eat, and relax. The Student Union provides much-needed space to enhance services for the university’s more than 27,000 students.
Construction on the new Student Union project is progressing well and on schedule. The six-story structure has been formed from steel, and workers are pouring the concrete floors. A new pedestrian bridge is being built and will provide a new connection to the Hill by this fall. The first phase of work is set for completion by spring 2015.
Due to ongoing work on the Student Union, approximately fifty parking spaces on the north end of Staff Lot 9 next to Neyland Stadium will be closed starting Monday, December 3. The spaces will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. The pedestrian walkway will remain open and access from Staff Lot 9 to the walkway will remain open.
More work is about to commence for the new Student Union. On Monday, October 29, construction fencing will go up around Temple Court, Aconda Court, and the building at 812 Volunteer Boulevard. The small Staff Lot 12 in this area will be closed. The area known as “the pit,” including the Smokey’s entrance, also will be inaccessible.
The Student Success Center will move into its new home in the remodeled Greve Hall on Monday, August 6. The office will be closed on Monday, August 6, but will reopen on Tuesday, August 7, in its new location on the third floor of Greve Hall. Several other offices are moving to Greve Hall as well. Most are moving out of facilities due to be demolished to accommodate the new Student Union project.
The big changes on campus promised by UT’s new Student Union project will start tomorrow, March 17, as workers begin demolishing the University Center parking garage. ATM machines from the adjacent “money wall” were removed earlier this week.
KNOXVILLE—In just one month, the University of Tennessee’s main visitor parking will be moved and a portion of Andy Holt Boulevard will close permanently—two large-scale changes needed to begin the new Student Union project. The Student Union project, which is expected to cost about $160 million and which will be funded entirely by student fees
The first of many steps required to build the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s new university center—to be called the Student Union—will begin next week. Peyton Manning Pass will be closed from December 12 to January 5 to add a turning lane and widen the intersection with Phillip Fulmer Way. A traffic signal also will be added at the intersection of Peyton Manning Pass and Volunteer Boulevard.