Monday, July 19, 2010

Tech To Hold Open House For New Dorm

The newest residence hall at Tennessee Tech University will greet its first visitors with an open house, scheduled from 2 to 4 pm on July 30th. The public is invited to be among the first to tour the building. The $22 million hall took two years to complete and opens officially in August just in time to welcome students for the fall semester. Some 338 students will call New Hall North’s Dixie Avenue location home. Among the hall’s features are 114 single-occupancy rooms and 112 double-occupancy rooms, all with private bathrooms. Multipurpose rooms with televisions and space for recreation are available on all four of the hall’s floors. Adjacent to the hall is a grill, convenience store, suites for sorority meetings and a state-of-the-art classroom. New Hall North will also be home for one of the two living and learning village communities that will launch at TTU this fall. Living and learning villages are a system designed to give students more supportive, small-college experiences within the context of a larger university. TTU now has nine residence hall complexes with enough rooms for 2,313 students. The next major project for TTU’s residence halls is renovation of the M.S. Cooper-Pinkerton Residence Hall, which is about 50 years old.