Community Style Halls

Community-style residence halls feature rooms shared by two students with community bathrooms on each floor of the hall.

Hess Hall

1720 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37916

Hess Hall houses 957 students. Comunity residence halls feature double-occupancy rooms, with large community bathrooms on each floor. Begun as an annex to Melrose Hall, Hess Hall is named after long time UT business manager and secretary of the Board of Trustees, James P. Hess.


  • Air conditioning
  • Card access entry to living areas
  • Book and supply store
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry rooms
  • Security cameras
  • Sprinklers
  • Study lounges
  • TV room

Building Specifications

  • Arrangement: Community
  • Built: 1962 (renovated in 2006 and 2008)
  • Capacity: 957
  • Elevators: 3 banks of 2
  • Height: 7 floors + ground floor + basement

Full building specifications

floorplan

  • 12′ 4″ x 15′ 2″
  • Movable furniture
  • Window: 10′ 2″ x 4′ 2″
  • Bed: 75″ x 36″ (Bunk De-Bunk Installation)
  • Wardrobe:
    42″ x 24″ x 72″
  • Chest:
    18″ x 16.5″ x 26″
  • Tile floors
  • Off-white walls

Each room is furnished with the following items:

  • Desk
  • Bed: 36″ x 75″
  • Desk chairs
  • Microfridge
  • Mattress pad
  • Recycling tote
  • Trash cans
The Hess Grocery is a food service facility that offers a variety of food items, and is located in the building. The library, International House, and the Black Cultural Center are conveniently located within a block of Hess Hall.

Massey Hall

825 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37916

Massey Hall houses approximately 582 women and men. Community residence halls feature air-conditioned double-occupancy rooms, with large community bathrooms on each floor. Massey Hall’s large courtyard is a constant center of activity. Originally named West Hall Unit A, Massey was dedicated to former Dean of Men Felix Massey.


  • Air conditioning
  • Big-screen television lounge
  • Card access entry to living areas
  • Computer room
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry rooms
  • Post office
  • Security cameras
  • Sprinklers
  • Study lounges

Building Specifications

  • Arrangement: community
  • Built: 1961
  • Capacity: 582
  • Elevators: 2 banks of 1
  • Height: 8 floors

Full building specifications

floor_massey

  • 16’2″ x 11’3″
  • Window: 10′ 2″ x 4′ 2″
  • Tile floors
  • Off-white walls

Each room is furnished with the following items:

  • Desk
  • Desk chairs
  • Bed: 78″ x 36″ (Bunk De-Bunk Installation)
  • Closet: 50″ x 76″ (Closets do not have doors, 48″ tension rod recommended for residents wishing to hang curtain across closet)
  • Microfridge
  • Mattress pad
  • Recycling tote
  • Trash cans
  • Upper storage cabinets: 44″ x 22″

Greve Grocery is a food service facility that offers a variety of fresh food, prepared meals, and everyday essentials.