Our Infrastructure and Resources Plan
Our journey has brought with it a host of facilities improvements across campus. New and renovated academic buildings, student life facilities, and labs and research space, coupled with a renewed focus on landscaping and beautification projects are changing the face of campus for the better.
We must balance our growth with our strategic plan and the associated price tags for meeting our goals. We are focused on accountability and staying affordable and accessible to all qualified students who want to be Volunteers. And once they are here, we commit resources to help our students succeed and graduate in four years without the burden of debt.
The following building projects are underway or recently complete. Visit the Cone Zone website for a full listing of current infrastructure improvements.
- Phase one of the Student Union opened in summer 2015, bringing with it a new and expanded book and technology store, more dining options, and a wonderful new space for our Center for Career Development. When phase two is complete, the new union will enhance services for our students and the entire community through a larger auditorium/performance venue, additional meeting spaces, and a much larger ballroom.
- The Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall opened in fall 2014. It houses about 700 undergraduates and integrates today’s technology with an environmentally conscious living space.
- The John D. Tickle Engineering Building opened in August 2013. It includes classrooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, a lecture theatre, and a pedestrian footbridge that improves access to the Hill from Neyland Drive.
- The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center opened in August 2013. The School of Music’s new state-of-the-art facility includes a 400-seat recital hall, music library, rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, and a sound recording and mixing lab.
A Record Year for Fundraising
UT Knoxville received nearly $235 million in private and corporate gifts during the 2015 fiscal year, making it the most successful fundraising year in our history.
Fundraising focuses on the university’s goal of becoming a Top 25 public research university by improving funding for faculty, scholarships and fellowships, and each college’s strategic priorities. Learn more about our record-breaking year.