Center Boasts Beauty, Comfort and Variety
A beautifully designed campus gathering place awaits students,
faculty, staff and visitors at the UTC University Center, where an additional
77,000 square feet has been added through a $15 million renovation and
“The University Center project will have a limited re-opening at
the start of fall semester. An all-new food service operation will open
its doors along with the UC offices. We'll be opening the entrance on
Vine Street, across from Brock Hall and entrances on the east side, across
from Grote and Holt Halls. The new expansion will be complete at the beginning
of 2004, with a two-story entrance gallery from Lansing Street, a 300-seat
auditorium, a renovated game room, and a brand new 100-station computer
lab among other goodies,” said Janet Spraker, assistant director
of UTC Facilities, Planning and Management.
When it comes to food service at the UC, Scrappy’s Place offers
many choices to whet the appetite of even the pickiest eater, including:
Home Zone, comfort food with a twist
Bené Pizzaria, old world pizzas, calzones and
Pan Geos features prepared to order pasta, salads and
Kettle Classics featuring soups
Tmmy Ymmy's features pastry items baked fresh daily
A convenience store will also be available in the UC as
well as a new Java City. Java City will also be open in Fletcher Hall
and the Campus Crossroads will continue to carry Subway, Bené Pizzaria,
Grille Works and the Salad Garden. Food
Services provides a variety of student meal plans tailored to suit
any size appetite. A convenience store will be open in UTC Place.
“Recognizing that students have a very hectic and demanding schedule,
we have planned a lot of exciting special events, five star monthly specials
and holiday festivities to help make dining experiences fun and enjoyable,”
according to Sue Lyon, director of dining services.
Excitement for the opening of the UC spread to the UTC senior design class
last spring, which was invited to design a logo for the University Center.
Jason Sims’ submission was the favorite, selected by numerous students,
faculty, and staff.