Tennessee State University
New Residence Hall
Fostering academic and community relationships.
Designed to create a better living-learning environment, the recently completed residence hall at Tennessee State University is the first new residence hall on campus in nearly 25 years.
Nestled between an existing residence hall and the university’s performing arts center, the 700-bed residence hall delivers an elevated campus experience through thoughtful programming and architecture.
The result is a dynamic, mixed-use facility that fosters academic and community relationships in addition to increased opportunities for meaningful interaction with resident faculty and staff.
As the premier social hub for this corner of campus, the building features four retail dining venues, a convenience store, residential life offices, and flexible space for academic instruction and social activities.
Residential floors contain a mix of pod-style units, semi-suites, and student apartments. Numerous lounges, meeting spaces, community kitchens, fitness, and recreation facilities are located throughout the residence hall floors. Carefully crafted learning spaces at a range of scales, from small group instruction spaces to full classrooms, blend social and academic activities and encourage individual and group study. Additional amenities include a spacious computer lab, laundry facilities, and a 200-person event space.