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Hess Hall

1720 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37916

Hess Hall is a traditional-style residence hall that houses 957 students. Traditional 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.

The slideshow to the left features interior pictures of 2010 student rooms, residence hall common areas, and a floorplan.



Building

Hess Hall Exterior

Features

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

Specifications

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

Full building specifications are provided in PDF format for additional information.

Rooms

Hess Hall Room Floorplan

Regular Room

  • 12' 4" x 15' 2"
  • Movable furniture
  • Window: 10' 2" x 4' 2"
  • Bed: 78" x 36"
  • Wardrobe:
    42" x 24" x 72"
  • Chest:
    18" x 16.5" x 26"
  • Tile floors
  • Off-white walls

Furnishings

Hess Hall Exterior

Each room is furnished with the following items:

  • Desk
  • Desk chairs
  • Microfridge included
  • Mattress pad
  • Recycling tote
  • Trash cans

Facilities and Services Nearby

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 to Hess Hall.

Contact Us at 865.974.2516

 

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