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Teaching and Learning Center

This guide is intended to support users of Pendergrass Library throughout the construction of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Teaching and Learning Center facilities.

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Welcome and Announcements!

July 26, 2021: Pendergrass Library will resume normal operations. We will be open 8am-6pm Monday - Friday and closed on the weekends. These hours will last until the start of the fall semester (Wednesday, August 18).

May 12, 2021: Pendergrass will be closed starting May 12 for sprinkler installation. Please refer to the Construction Impacts page for information regarding the duration of the close and how to schedule access to the Pendergrass services and spaces prior to this project.

April 7, 2021: The one block eastbound curb lane of Joe Johnson Dr next to Pendergrass Library will be temporarily closed from April 2021 to April 2022 for construction of the Teaching and Learning Center. More information can be found on the Construction Impacts page.

What is the Teaching and Learning Center?

The Teaching and Learning Center is a 19,375 gross-square-foot addition to the Veterinary Medical Center that will contain our simulation laboratory, 125 seat lecture theater, new laboratory space, and informal gathering space for the UT Institute for Agriculture’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The Teaching and Learning Center will also become a new “front door” to Pendergrass Library.

For more information, please visit Facility Services's website.

Timeline of Construction

  • Construction starts: October 2020
    • Phase 1: October 5, 2020-December 8, 2020
      • Pendergrass Library foyer closes.
      • Brick foyer entrance to Pendergrass opens.
    • Phase 2: December 9, 2020 - April 2022
      • December 2020: Entrance to Pendergrass Library moves to River Drive entrance.
      • May - July 2021: Sprinkler system installation begins.
  • Expected Completion: April 2022