The Rock News

The Rock to be Temporarily Fenced and Protected During Construction

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The beloved Rock on the UT campus will be fenced off for approximately one month beginning today. The campus landmark, located at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Summitt Street, will be blocked off for its own protection—and that of would-be painters—while crews perform necessary work around the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. The Rock and its new surrounding sidewalks are expected to reopen before students return to campus.

Cheek, Summitt and Pearl Paint the Rock, Welcome Students

Welcome Class of 2014! Painted in neon orange spray paint on one of the campus’ most recognizable landmarks, the message was hard to miss. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl painted The Rock on Sunday to welcome the freshmen class.

UT Community Invited to Celebrate the Rock in its New Home on Aug. 18

A celebration of the Rock in its new site at Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The celebration will include a live remote broadcast by WUTK 90.3 “The Rock” radio station and the opportunity to leave your mark on the Rock.

Rock On! Beloved UT Landmark Safely Moved to New Location

The Rock, a beloved landmark and venue for student self-expression on the UT Knoxville campus, is now in its new location. On Wednesday, the Rock was moved about 275 feet diagonally across the street to its new location near the Music Building.

Rock On! Beloved UT Landmark to Move to Nearby Location

The Rock, a beloved landmark and venue for student self-expression on the UT Knoxville campus, will soon have a new home. This summer, the Rock will be moved about 275 feet diagonally across the street to its new location, near the Music Building. The move is necessary because construction of the new Student Health Center, set to begin this fall and take 18 months, will leave little space for the Rock, which students and others often paint multiple times per day.