UT has been honored for its efforts to beautify campus by the 2019 Orchid Awards, a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program that celebrates Knoxville and Knox County’s most attractive properties.
This Tennessee Arbor Day more than 120 trees will be planted on campus.
Last month, for the first time ever, UT was recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
A desire to improve learning and foster more student interaction is driving the renovations of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The work is already under way and will kick into high gear once the spring semester ends. It will continue through the summer.
A campus community cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, when Earth Day is celebrated globally. UT’s Knoxville and agricultural campuses and the Fort Sanders neighborhood will get a spa treatment from the Campus Beautification Committee, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Team VOLS, Rec Sports, and the Office of Sustainability.
Faculty and students returning to classrooms in the Humanities and Social Sciences building will find some classrooms and almost all hallways stripped of floor tiles and carpets—all in preparation for a major renovation that will be completed this summer.
Work has commenced on a new and more formal brick entrance to campus at Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Neyland Drive. The project involves the building and installation of two curved brick structures, UT signage, and new landscaping.