Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

The University Campus

Location. Cookeville, Tennessee, the site of Tennessee Technological University, is located on Interstate 40, Highway 70 North, and Highway 111.

The city of Cookeville has a population of more than 26,000 and is located on the eastern Highland Rim of Tennessee at an elevation of 1,140 feet. The local public schools, civic clubs, and churches have a friendly and cooperative relationship with students, faculty, and staff. The surrounding area, enhanced by three major lakes, abounds in natural beauty and is served by several state parks.

Campus. The campus consists of a tract of 235 acres made attractive by shrubbery, native trees, and a system of driveways and walks; the buildings are arranged to make a compact and convenient university plan.

Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum. Established on the campus by the Cookeville Tree Board and the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology. This tribute to former Agriculture and Home Economics Dean Gerald Coorts was officially dedicated on March 7, 1997. This lovely “garden” includes more than 150 trees, shrubs, and flowering plants located in areas behind South, Jere Whitson and Kittrell Halls.

Residential Life. The Office of Residential Life realizes the impact that living arrangements can create on a student’s life and education. We feel the decision to live in University housing will provide additional opportunities; for personal growth, educational development, connectedness, and leadership experiences. Studies consistently show that students living in the residence halls have higher grade point averages and lower dropout rates and are involved in more campus activities than those living at home or off campus.

TTU campus has 9 residence halls, one for men, one for women and 7 coeducational halls accommodating approximately 2,300 students.  Each residence hall is supported by a Hall Director, a live-in professional staff member, and between 6 and 12 Resident Assistants (RAs), upper class students hired to provide support, guidance and community development on each of the floors. Each residence hall is secured by entry through an electronic card access with only assigned residents and staff being allowed entrance.

Engineering Residence Halls—Maddux Hall and McCord Hall, a co-educational residence hall available for students majoring in any discipline within the College of Engineering. Contact the Basic Engineering Program for specific information.

Honors Residence Hall—Murphy Hall, a co-educational residence hall, is available for students majoring in the Honors program. Contact the Honors Department for specific information.

Residence Halls.

  • Tennessee Technological University has 9 co-educational halls, 1 all-male, and 1 all-female hall housing approximately 2,300 students. Male and female residents are assigned on alternating floors in the co-ed halls. The names of the halls are:
  • Browning/Evins – Male
  • Cooper/Dunn – Female
  • Ellington/Warf – Co-Ed
  • Jobe/Murphy – Co-Ed
  • MS Cooper/Pinkerton – Co-Ed
  • Maddux/McCord – Co-Ed
  • New Hall North – Co-Ed
  • New Hall South – Co-Ed

Tech Village. There are 228 newly renovated apartments for all students with at least Sophomore status, as well as students married or single with children, graduate students, and faculty/staff. Included in Tech Village is a community Center with pool and ping pong tables, a computer lab, laundry building as well as the Food Pantry.

Athletic Fields. Overall Field, home to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Football team, is covered with artificial turf, and has an eight-lane artificial track. Tucker Stadium seats 16,500 spectators. The east stadium section houses facilities for the football team and instructional  laboratories. The west stadium section contains classrooms, laboratories, rifle range, and offices for the Army R.O.T.C. program. Other fields include Quillen Field (the intercollegiate baseball field), the Ray Drost Intramural Fields, and lighted tennis courts.

Academic and Service Facilities. The following facilities serve either as academic buildings or as service buildings for the educational programs of the University:

Bartoo Hall houses a Learning Resources Center, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Educational Support Services, and computer labs.

Brown Hall houses the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Bruner Hall houses the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

Bryan Fine Arts Building houses the School of Music and Art, Craft and Design and the James A. Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Clement Hall houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Basic Engineering Program, and the D.W. Mattson Computer Center.

Crawford Hall houses the Department of Communication; Communication and Marketing Office. 

Mattie Sue Cooper Residence Hall houses the Office of Residential Life as well as students assigned to the building.

Matthews-Daniel Hall houses the Department of Sociology and Political Science, Tennessee Alcohol Safety Education program, some faculty offices of the Department of Curriculum Instruction, some faculty offices of the Department of Counseling and Psychology and a number of model demonstration programs in education.

Derryberry Hall houses Office of the President, Provost’s Office, and several other administration offices–Business Office, College of Graduate Studies,  International Education Concert. It is also the home of Derryberry Auditorium with a seating capacity of 828 seats.

Facilities and Business Services Buildings house offices, shops, and storage space for operation and maintenance of the University’s physical plant.

Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Craft located on Center Hill Lake near Smithville houses 87,000 sq. ft. of facilities including the Office of the Director of the Craft Center, classrooms, studios, a library, conference rooms, exhibition and sales galleries, a café, and residential quarters for 64 students.

Hooper Eblen Center houses the offices of the intercollegiate athletics program, the Eagle’s Nest (an alumni-sponsored lounge and meeting room), and the center for varsity basketball games, convocations, concerts, and conferences. The seating capacity of this of this facility is 10,200.

Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion is utilized during the week to support instruction in the School of Agriculture and is located at Shipley Farm. Phase I has over 4,000 sq. ft. for animal holding facilities and a sales/demonstration arena. Phase II has a standard show arena and seating for over 2,000. It has office space, classrooms, and laboratory facilities.

The W. Clyde and Marie Hyder Farm contains thirty-one acres and is used as grazing acreage by livestock herds. The farm is operated by the School of Agriculture.

Foster Hall houses the Department of Chemistry.

Foundry Building houses Industrial Technology metal casting.

Foundation Hall houses University Police.

Henderson Hall houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences Student Success Center, and the Departments of English and History.  It is one of two buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Indoor Tennis Building houses two tennis courts.

Jere Whitson Building houses the university’s enrollment operations, including undergraduate admission, financial aid, scholarships, records and registration, new student and family programs, graduation office, and military and veterans affairs. The lower level is home to Backdoor Playhouse, a campus theater that hosts student and community productions.

Johnson Hall houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Business, the Departments of Accounting; Decision Sciences and Management; Economics, Finance, and Marketing, the MBA program, two computing and technology resource centers, all multimedia classrooms, and an auditorium with 150 seats.

Kittrell Hall houses the Department of Earth Sciences.

Lewis Hall houses the offices and instructional laboratories for the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology.

The Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library contributes to the mission of the university by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery and student success.  There are many physical and digital collections, including University Archives and Special Collections as well as a selective US Federal Depository. The library’s TLC (Testing & Learning Center) offers testing and free tutoring.  

The library building also houses a computer lab, printers, scanners, Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk, TECHcheck where students can check out laptops and other electronics, Au Bon Pain (restaurant), iCUBE, iMakerSpace, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), the Office of Creative Inquiry, the Data Science & Analytics Collaboratory, a TV studio, and the Launchpad Student Success Center.

Memorial Gym houses the Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness Department, classrooms, swimming pool, and two basketball gymnasiums, one of which has seating capacity of 3,000 is also located in this building.

Military Sciences Building houses the Army ROTC program and Military Science.

Old Maintenance Building houses the Agricultural Engineering Technology Laboratory and College of Engineering Research Laboratories.

Whitson-Hester houses the offices, classrooms, and clinical simulation laboratories for the School of Nursing.

Oakley Hall houses the School of Agriculture, and the School of Human Ecology, including the School’s Historical Textiles Collection and Friday Cafe. In addition, it houses the Department of Foreign Languages.

Pennebaker Hall houses the Biology Department, the USGS Fisheries Cooperative Research Unit, and the Women’s Center.

Prescott Hall houses the Departments of Civil and Environmental and Chemical Engineering; the Manufacturing Center; the Water Resources Center; and the Energy Systems Research Center. Also located in the building is an auditorium with a seating capacity of 401.

Ray Morris Hall houses the Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Oakley STEM Center includes administrative offices and interview rooms, learning studios and prep lab, 240-seat auditorium, virtual theatre, food service, and multipurpose lobby space.

Recreation and Fitness Center is a facility of approximately 80,000 square feet which houses spaces for physical activity and recreation, including a natatorium. The construction and operation costs for this facility are funded entirely by student fees.

Roaden University Center Building houses the central dining rooms including a cafeteria and a grill; Post Office; Bookstore; student and faculty conference rooms; Joan Derryberry Art Gallery; Student Government Association Offices; student publication offices; Career Development; Counseling Center; WTTU-FM; offices and conference rooms for student personnel services; Office of Student Activities and Campus Life; Office of Student Affairs; Dean of Students Office, Office of Disability Services, and Office of Minority Affairs.

The Shipley Farm, which serves as a farm laboratory, contains three hundred acres and is located two miles from the main campus. It is used for demonstration, instruction, and research, and is operated by the College of Agricultural and Human Ecology Programs.

T. J. Farr Building houses the Office of the Dean, Associate Dean, and the Advisement Center of the College of Education, the Rural Education Research and Services Consortium, the Office of the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning, and Offices of the Honors Program.  It is one of two buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Southwest Hall houses the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and its schools of Interdisciplinary Studies, Professional Studies and Environmental Studies.  The building also is the home of Tech’s Child Development Lab.

University Services Building houses the Heating Plant, Printing Shop and Telecommunications.

Walton House. The president’s residence is located near Old Walton Road and historic Dixie Avenue. The Old Walton Road is a part of the route traveled between Washington, D.C., and The Hermitage by the Seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.