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New UNT Residence Hall Honors Football Legend

The University of North Texas celebrated the opening of its latest residential hall with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The new Joe Greene Residence Hall honors UNT’s legendary alumnus, Joe Greene of Pittsburg Steelers fame. Mean Joe Greene played for UNT from 1966 to 1968. His allegiance has always been to his alma mater. That’s why UNT’s Board of Regents unanimously agreed to put his name on the new 120,000 SF, five-story building Vaughn completed in April 2019. The facility answers the university’s on-campus housing need by adding 500 beds and creating an innovative community-centric location for a better student experience. The first floor includes a lobby with a large lounge area, recreation center, laundry facilities, and a community kitchen. Levels Two through Four feature lounges and study rooms, music practice rooms, and double occupancy, pod-style dorm rooms with centralized community restrooms. The project also included an adjacent 22,000 SF Tour Center to host prospective students and parents as they visit the campus. The Tour Center incorporates high-end finishes, including a mock dorm room, to showcase the room amenities. Advanced audio/video equipment is integrated into the 170-seat presentation room as well as a large screen for campus introduction videos. The building supports the university’s recruitment and growth goals by providing a welcoming focal point for prospective students and parents. A centralized courtyard ties the new facilities together. Jacobs was the design firm. Learn more about this project.