The university operates modern residence hall facilities for both men and women. Residence hall living is designed to complement the academic curriculum by providing a favorable climate for learning and opportunities for personal growth. A program of differentiated housing permits students and the parents or guardians to select the kind of facility and living atmosphere best suited to their needs. The university requires all single freshmen and sophomores to live on campus. For exceptions, see "Living Off Campus" later in this section. Residence halls are steam heated and furnished except for bed linens, blankets, towels and accessories. The service of the latest in sophisticated telephone equipment is available to the residence halls. All of the housing is air-conditioned. Beds are single beds.
In order to provide campus housing for students at the lowest possible cost, a housing agreement is made between the applicants and the university for the full academic year, consisting of the fall and spring semesters. Terms and conditions of this agreement are included in the housing information and application booklet. See the housing information booklet regarding financial charges for those who do not return to campus housing for the spring semester.
Residence halls are opened the day prior to the beginning of the semester. They are closed during fall break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break and summer vacation except for Browning Hall, which is open during breaks. When students room alone in double rooms, an additional $360 per semester is charged.
Further housing information and room rates for single students are contained in the Residence Hall application and Admissions packet.
Residence Halls for Women
Jim McCord Hall is located south of Clement Hall and southeast of Boling University Center. The air-conditioned rooms have connecting baths. Basic telephone service is provided in each room. McCord residents will need to bring their own phone. Basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Total capacity is 464.
Cooper Hall furnishes modern apartment-type facilities for 182 occupants. The rooms of the four-story, air-conditioned building are arranged in suites around the four sides of a rectangular atrium or courtyard. Telephones, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Suites will accommodate eight women. A few single rooms are available for $320 extra.
Austin Peay Hall North is located on the southeast perimeter of the campus. Its air-conditioned rooms have connecting baths. Basic telephone service is provided in each room. Austin Peay residents will need to bring their own phone. Basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Total capacity is 232.
Buford Ellington Hall North is located just south of Boling University Center. This hall is also air-conditioned, and rooms have connecting baths. Telephones, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. The North Unit has space for 230 residents.
Browning Residence Hall North is located on the southwest perimeter of the main campus. The hall is air-conditioned, and rooms have connecting baths. Telephones, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Women residents are assigned to the North unit. Total capacity is 234.
University Courts Building (A) is located just south of the main campus at the corner of Peach Street and Mt. Pelia Road. The apartments consist of eight one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units. The units are unfurnished except for a stove and refrigerator. Local telephone service is provided as part of the rent. Long distance phone service is paid at the Office of Business Affairs. Basic cablevision and data connections are provided. The occupant is responsible for the electricity. These units are available to juniors and seniors.
Residence Halls for Men
Austin Peay Hall South is located on the southeast perimeter of the campus. Its air-conditioned rooms have connecting baths. Telephones, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room, except Austin Peay residents need to bring their own phone. Total capacity is 232.
Buford Ellington Hall South furnishes modern facilities for 234 residents. It is air-conditioned and rooms have connecting baths. Telephones, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room.
University Courts Building (F) consists of eight one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units. The facilities are described above.
Browning Residence Hall South is described on the previous page. Male residents are assigned to the south unit. Total capacity is 234.
Cooper Hall furnishes modern apartment-type facilities. These facilities are described on the previous page.
Housing for Married Students
Housing facilities provided on the campus for married students consist of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Stoves, refrigerators, basic cable, local phone service and air conditioning are furnished in all units. Residents furnish their own phone instrument.
University Courts, Buildings B through E, is a student-faculty apartment complex of 60 units, one, two and three bedrooms, located on the southwest part of the campus. Rental rate is $300 for one bedroom, $325 for two bedrooms, and $400 for three-bedroom apartments. Buildings G through L is a new complex of 76 units, one, two and three bedrooms, located in the same general area. Rental rate is $315 for one bedroom, $340 for two bedrooms, and $415 for three-bedroom apartments.
Grove Apartments consists of a total of 88 units. Rent is $295 and $315 for the one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Prices are subject to change due to inflation and utility increases.
Reservations for Housing
Applications for rooms and family apartments may be obtained from the Office of the Director of Housing. To reserve a room in a residence hall, a $100 prepayment is required. To reserve an apartment in family housing, a $50 reservation/damage deposit is required. At the time keys are picked up for occupancy, this deposit must be accompanied by an additional $100 deposit. Checks should be payable to the University of Tennessee. The $100 residence hall prepayment will be refunded if a written request for cancellation is received in the housing office by July 1 for fall semester and by December 1 for the spring semester. The prepayment will be forfeited if the cancellation dates are not met or if the room is not claimed by 1:00 p.m. on the day of registration for the semester for which the student has applied. Applications received and cancelled after the cancellation dates will result in forfeiture of the prepayment. Students may not transfer prepayments to other applicants.
Living Off Campus
In view of the educational advantages and academic needs on campus and the desire to provide campus housing at minimum cost to students, the university requires all single freshmen and sophomores, except those living with their parents, to live on campus. Students with extreme medical problems, students over 25 years of age and veterans of military service may be excused from this requirement by contacting the Office of Housing. Students with less than four semesters of college should not engage off-campus accommodations prior to obtaining approval for one of the exceptions listed above.