University Housing News

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.

UT Announces Student-Focused Housing Redevelopment Plan

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UT announced today an aggressive student housing redevelopment plan that will transform the student experience and accommodate the growth in student learning communities. The plan involves replacing six residence halls around Presidential Court with seven new modern facilities in five years.

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.

Student Life Staff Recognized by Peers

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Two staff members from the Division of Student Life have been recognized by their peers and named to leadership positions in professional organizations. Ashley Blamey, director of the SEE Center, has been selected to serve as the first president of the Higher Education Case Managers Association. Frank Cuevas, executive director of University Housing, will co-chair the next Latinos in Higher Education Institute for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.