Housing



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. 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. All freshman year students living in the residence hall are required to buy one of the meal plan options offered by Sodexho dining services.

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 $440 per semester is charged. For current rates, call the Office of Housing at 731-881-7730.

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 453.

Cooper Hall furnishes modern apartment-type facilities for 161 occupants. The rooms of the four-story, air-conditioned building are arranged in suites around the four sides of a rectangular atrium or courtyard. Telephone, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Residents will need to bring their phone. Suites will accommodate eight women. A few single rooms are available for $400 extra. For current rates, call the Office of Housing at 731-881-7730.

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 193.

Buford Ellington Hall North is located just south of Boling University Center. This hall is also air-conditioned, and rooms have connecting baths. Telephone, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Residents will need to bring their phone. The North Unit has space for 225 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. Telephone, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Residents will need to bring their phone. Women residents are assigned to the North unit. Total capacity is 227.

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, basic cable service, water, and data connections are 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. Telephone, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Residents will need to bring their phone. Total capacity is 230.

Buford Ellington Hall South furnishes modern facilities for 228 residents. It is air-conditioned and rooms have connecting baths. Telephone, basic cable and data connections are provided in each room. Residents will need to bring their phone.

Browning Residence Hall South is described previously. Male residents are assigned to the south unit. Total capacity is 227.

Cooper Hall furnishes modern apartment-type facilities. These facilities are described previously.

University Courts Building F consists of eight one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units. The facilities are described above. These units are available to juniors and seniors.


Housing for Married Students

Campus housing facilities provide for married students one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Stoves, air-conditioning units, refrigerators, basic cable, data connections, water, and local phone service are furnished in all units. Residents furnish their own phone.

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 $365 for one bedroom, $400 for two bedrooms, and $485 for three-bedroom apartments. Buildings G through L is a complex of 76 units, one, two and three bedrooms, located in the same general area. Rental rate is $390 for one bedroom, $420 for two bedrooms, and $510 for three-bedroom apartments.

Grove Apartments consists of a total of 88 units. Rent is $360 and $395 for the one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Prices are subject to change.

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 p.m. on the first day of class 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

One of the best predictors of success in college is how involved students are and how much they feel a part of the campus. The residence halls at UT Martin are part of the Total Collegiate Experience for which UT Martin is known. The halls are positive residential communities that support the academic mission of the university. The residence halls provide programs, services and a diverse community environment that contribute to individual learning, growth and development and in which respect and responsible behavior are encouraged. The residence halls provide safe, comfortable, affordable, and well-maintained facilities for residents. The residence hall staff are trained to assist students with the transition to college and to assist residents in reaching their maximum potential and personal goals.

The University requires all single freshmen and sophomores, except those living with their parents within a fifty-mile radius of campus, to live on campus in the residence halls. Students over 21 years of age, veterans of military service, or students with extreme health problems as verified by medical records, may be exempted from this requirement. Contact the Office of Housing for additional information.