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Student Union


Project Team

Campus Project Manager: Dan Smith
Designer: McCarty Holsaple McCarty/Barber McMurry Architects
Contractor/CM: Rentenbach

Project Description

Phase II construction is underway at the new Student Union. This second phase will include a large ballroom, additional dining areas, a large auditorium/performance venue, a student recreation area, the Vol Card Office, UT Federal Credit Union, lounges, and additional program, conference and meeting space.

This 248,000-square-foot structure is slated for completion in spring 2018.

Phase I of the project was completed in 2015 and was dedicated on September 11. The six-story, 142,000-square-foot structure has five occupied levels and houses the VolShop and VolTech stores, Career Services, and expanded Dining Services areas.

The first phase also included the construction of a pedestrian walkway which was complete in fall 2014 and stretches from Volunteer Boulevard near the Haslam Business Building to the Hill near the Burchfiel Geography Building.

These structures replace the former University Center which was built in 1952.

Project Status: Under Construction
Total Cost: $167,000,000
Start of Construction: Spring 2012
Completion Phase I: Summer 2015
Expected Completion Phase II: Spring 2018


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