While the opening of the second phase of the Student Union is a pivotal moment for campus, other construction and beautification initiatives will continue to change the landscape.
Crews are working hard to finish a few of the many construction projects underway on campus. The final section of the Volunteer Boulevard streetscape project between Cumberland Avenue and Peyton Manning Pass will open to vehicles and pedestrians at 6 p.m. Friday, August 17.
The Ken and Blaire Mossman Building is among the many new buildings and upgraded facilities changing the face of campus this fall.
With work underway on the new engineering complex east of Neyland Stadium, pedestrians will find detours to guide them around the site.
Visitors to Cumberland Avenue will have an easier time finding parking starting in August.
Demolition is now taking place in front of the Haslam Business Building and Stokely Management Center.
Portions of the east end of Volunteer Boulevard will be blocked next week as part of the Volunteer Boulevard streetscape project.
With spring commencement ceremonies concluded, the pace is picking up on construction and road projects across campus.
Several areas of campus will be affected by lane restrictions and road closures this summer as utility infrastructure work takes place before the start of classes in the fall.
A one-block section of Lake Avenue between 18th Street and 19th Street will close April 23 to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and will reopen in mid-May.
Visible progress continues this spring on several construction and beautification projects, including the second phase of the Student Union and a new classroom and laboratory building.
Students, staff, and current and retired faculty, along with friends of the university, gathered Friday to celebrate the official opening of Strong Hall, UT’s newest state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building.