YMCA BUILDING BUILT
Served as first recreation and student center at the University of Tennessee.
YMCA BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE
September 9, 1954
CAROLYN P. BROWN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY CENTER OPENED
ENLARGED CENTER OPENED
Recreation Center on the lower floor included bowling lanes and billiard room.
The UT Bookstore was considered to be the 2nd largest bookstore in the south at the time.
UC PARKING GARAGE OPENS
DAILY BEACON REPORTS CURRENT AMENITIES IN UC
- Theater Ticket Office
- UT Book & Supply Store
- Career Planning
- Candy Shop and Lobby Shop
- Darkroom in Basement
- Three Cafeterias including Rafter’s, Smokey’s, & Hermitage Room
- University Lost & Found
- Lounge for card players and day students
- Music Lounge
DAILY BEACON RELEASES SECOND REPORT ON CURRENT AMENITIES IN UC
- Stokely Lanes Bowling Facilities
- Game Room
- Craft Center offering instruction in metals, stained glass, photography, and weaving
- Barton Music Lounge
- Cherokee and Brown lounges
- Art Gallery
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) were installed in cubbies.
CLASS OF 1994 PRESENTED THE UNIVERSITY WITH A BRONZE SEAL
Jeff Wilcox, Student Government President, proposes a new University Center to the administration. Focusing on students and campus traditions, the proposal considered future design needs such as “Electrical outlets!!! Everywhere!!!”, official and unofficial meeting spaces, study nooks and the weaving of the color orange throughout the facility.
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW STUDENT UNION
FIRST PHASE OF NEW STUDENT UNION OPENS
Includes the Volshop, VolTech, Vol Dining Locations, & Center for Career Development.
SECOND PHASE OF STUDENT UNION OPENS
Includes UCopy, Art Gallery, Union Station, Auditorium, Dean of Students, Sorority & Fraternity Life, Center for Leadership & Service, Center for Student Engagement, SGA, and Visitors Center.