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Resident Assistant Charlie White guides campus employees through the sixth floor living room in the Fred D. Brown Residence Hall.

The Fred D. Brown Residence Hall welcomed faculty and staff yesterday for an open house, offering the campus community an exclusive look at the first residence hall built at UT in forty-five years. The hall opens its doors to about 700 undergraduate students this week.

From freshmen to seniors, students of all levels of study, and from many academic areas will be represented in the 250,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.

Fred Brown Hall entrance
The entrance to Fred Brown Residence Hall from Andy Hold Avenue.

The building’s amenities include a dedicated art gallery; two restaurants, Tortilla Fresca and Subway, which offer indoor and outdoor seating; a recreation room; and a workout facility. Each floor has its own conference room, living area, and an Internet lounge, giving students more options for community space. A courtyard on the north side of the building provides a unique outdoor space for students.

Crews are busily tending to finishing touches for the residence hall, including landscaping and readying the dining facilities, but all work is expected to be completed within two weeks.