The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is a public university in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The institution provides a serene environment that ensures that students have a good time while on campus and also achieve their academic goals. UTC, as it is usually referred to, is comprised of several iconic and important buildings. Below is a list of the top 10 buildings at the institution.
1. Danforth Chapel
The Danforth Chapel which was dedicated in 1952 is a small facility that accommodates up to 50 people. The chapel has doors that face Oak Street. The chapel is made of brick and has paneled glass windows. The chapel also has a small, round window at the top of the chancel. The chapel also features a red carpet.
2. Patten House
The Patten House is a historic building in UTC. The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts is housed in the second and third floors of the building. On the first floor, there is an event space that can be rented. The Patten House is a fantastic setting for meetings, receptions, retreats, and other social activities.
3. Aquatic and Recreation Center
The Aquatic and Recreation Center, which is commonly referred to as the ARC, is the home of UTC recreation for the UTC fraternity. The first floor has 14,000 sq ft of exercise space, a fitness studio, a personal training studio, and a spin room. The second floor has Multi-sport courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and indoor soccer. The third floor has a 1/8 mile indoor track, a large fitness studio, among other fitness equipment.
4. Maclellan Gymnasium
The Maclellan Gym is home to the various recreation events, resources, and activities at the UTC Campus for all current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The gym has two full-size multipurpose courts available for many indoor sports including basketball, badminton, volleyball, and dodgeball.
5. Brock Hall
The Brock Hall in UTC accommodates the departments of foreign languages, geography, anthropology, history, and sociology. The building comprises of departmental offices and boardrooms. The building is mostly made of brick and has large windows that let in natural light.
6. Challenger STEM Learning Center
The UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center is among the 45 centers of the National Challenger Center Network. The Challenger Centers were built in commemoration of the Challenger Space Shuttle’s crew. The UTC Challenger Center opened in 1994 and offers several programs including simulated space missions, summer camps, teacher professional development workshops, and team-building sessions.
7. UTC Library
The UTC Library serves students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community. The UTC Library supports researchers and scholarship needs of the UTC community. The new library building that opened in January 2015 is modern, very spacious and provides a broad collection of diverse study, research, and reference materials.
8. Fine Arts Center
The Fine Arts Center within the UTC campus houses the Departments of Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts in three main venues: The Dorothy Hackett Ward Theater, The Roland W. Hayes Concert Hall, and the George Ayers Cress Gallery of Art. The Hayes Concert Hall has a capacity of up to 505 seats and hosts over 200 performances each year.
9. James R. Mapp Building
The James R. Mapp Building at UTC is home to the Physical and Occupational Therapy programs. It was named after James R. Mapp who was the president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP for 16 years and also served as NAACP Tennessee president and Southeast Region chairman.
10. University Center
The University Center which is commonly referred to as UC is the central hub for the UTC fraternity. The center has dining facilities, offices, the campus bookstore and meeting spaces for campus departments and student organizations. The center has close to 200,000 square feet of space and operates 24/7.
These are just some of the buildings within UTC. You can learn more about other buildings at the campus through the institution’s official website. Knowing where each building is located and what activities take place in a particular building will make your life at UTC easier.