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Chitwood Alumni Center at Hale Place

Your First Stop On Campus

The JoAnn and Howard Chitwood Alumni Center at Hale Place is where alumni come to reconnect and fellowship. It has become a campus destination for meetings and events for alumni, faculty and staff, students and the local community.

For more information and for directions, please click here.

Chitwood Alumni Center is currently available to alumni and friends of the University as a venue for events and gatherings. Upon the University resuming normal activities following COVID-19, it will be available for reservations. Please call 865-471-3222 for more information. 

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Chitwood Alumni Center at Hale Place received a much needed landscape renovation in 2015. The latest addition to the house is a sculpture crafted from a maple tree on the front lawn. The tree, which was dying, has been crafted into a beautiful eagle sculpture. Check out the video below!



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