February 7, 2013 - 2:30pm




The campus community and the public are invited to join us in celebrating the opening of the UT Libraries' newly renovated "Commons." A Street Fair -- featuring music, games, and prizes -- will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 7, in the Commons on the 2nd floor of the John C. HodgesLibrary (1015 Volunteer Blvd.). Remarks by the UT chancellor, provost, and dean of libraries will take place at 3:30 pm.


Our learning commons, which now encompasses the entire second floor of Hodges Library, brings together all the tools students need to succeed: technology, research assistance, and even tutoring and advising services. The Commons is also a lively social gathering place, open 24 hours a day and offering comfortable, flexible furnishings—even a coffee shop.


This year the Commons underwent extensive renovations under the direction of McCarty Holsaple McCarty, the original architects, 25 years ago, of the current John C. Hodges Library. They have adapted our stately legacy space to meet the unique needs of UT’s 21st century scholars.


Please join us on February 7 to see why UT students find the Commons so exciting.



WUTK will be broadcasting live from the Hodges Library Commons from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.