UofM Will Celebrate Opening of New Residence Hall Jan. 19

January 5, 2016 - The University of Memphis will celebrate the opening of its new residence hall, Shirley C. Raines Centennial Place, with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and tours of the building will be available.

The $53 million facility was funded by state bonds paid through rent. Shirley C. Raines Centennial Place features a modern design with plenty of green spaces, private study areas, classrooms, study rooms and collaboration areas. The entire structure will exceed Tennessee's Sustainable Guidelines and lessen the global footprint of the student body.

Shirley C. Raines Centennial Place will house 780 students and more than 125 staff from the Department of Residence Life & Dining Services. It was designed by Fleming Architects.

The building is on the corner of Patterson and Norriswood, located just south of Richardson Towers at 3615 Central Ave.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey


NOTE: A video from the ribbon cutting will be available for download after the event. If you are interested in downloading the video, call 901.678.2135