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The Continued Growth of UT Dallas

Construction trucks removing dirt for the ongoing Campus Enhancement Project, located near the SOM Building.In the December issue of Alumni Link, we brought you information about the upcoming construction and implementation phases for the UT Dallas Campus Enhancement Project.

It has now been four months since construction began and UT Dallas has seen its fair share of change.

The first phase of the Campus Enhancement Project has involved changing the perimeter of the campus especially with regard to the entrance roads. One of the most notable areas of change during this construction phase has been at the old intersection of Drive A and University Parkway.  The expanded area is intended for the installation of the circular drive which will intersect Drive A further north along University Parkway. This area will also showcase the proposed 900 foot plaza and make room for the new Student Services building.

The area behind the Student Union is now under construction for the new Dining Hall.In addition to the enhancement of the campus grounds, there are several new buildings of great interest to students and visitors alike. A new 28,000 square foot dining hall, which is expected to be completed in the summer 2009, will provide additional dining options and more common areas for students, faculty and staff to enjoy.

On the other side of campus, construction is still ongoing for the new freshman Residence Hall. The 148,000 square-foot Residence Hall is expected to be completed in the fall of 2009 just in time for the new arriving freshmen.

The new freshman Residence Hall, shown on the right, will accomodate 400 new freshman.It will feature study rooms on each floor, an outdoor courtyard and recreation area, full service community kitchens, and a rotunda area with billiards and large-screen televisions. The building is constructed of a mixture of native stone, brick, stucco, and glass which lends itself to the unique architecture and appearance of our growing university.

For more information about the growth of UT Dallas, visit the following websites:

University Campus Enhancement Committee

Freshman Residence Hall at University Village

UT Dallas Dining Hall

 
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Erin Dougherty, MPA, '03 '07
Director of Alumni Relations
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