The women of Strong Hall are a tightly knit and select group of UT alumnae who share a common bond. This bond was evident during the Strong Hall reunion last fall. We were able to reminisce about the residence hall and even tour the rooms in which the women resided during college. The university is proud to announce that the furniture is now available to alumni and the general public for purchase via an online auction.
The Strong Hall renovation will bring a new interior and purpose to the building; however, UT’s desire to maintain the historical significance of the building is a priority. These items will be available for your purchase through an online auction hosted by the University Surplus Department. Photos will be taken of items in every room and posted to the online auction to solicit bids. The winning bidders will be responsible for handling pickup and/or shipping arrangements for the purchased lots within a scheduled timeframe.
We hope you will join us in our desire to preserve the legacy of Sophronia Strong Hall. The building may change, but the experiences and friendships cultivated will live on. For those who lived in Strong Hall, it is where you ate and slept, where some of you met for sorority meetings and even entertained “serenades” from suitors at your windowsill… These Strong Hall memories continue and are an important part of our institutional history!
This opportunity for the online auction and bidding is currently open. End dates and times for individual items vary; check the auction site for details. Please contact Lauren Zaller at 865-974-2509 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The link to the online auction can be found at http://www.auction.utk.edu under the “other furniture” category, “dormitory furniture.”
View photos from last fall’s Strong Hall Reunion: