The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lupton Renaissance Fund Update

University 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 expansion.

“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
Montague’s Deli
Bené Pizzaria, old world pizzas, calzones and individual casseroles
Salad Garden
Grill Works

Pan Geos features prepared to order pasta, salads and wraps
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.