TTU quiet now, Spring semester bustle just days away

With the holidays over and the new year just begun, Tennessee Technological University's campus remains in a between-semesters lull, but come next Tuesday, the quiet will be replaced with the bustle of activity as students return to residence halls, parking lots fill and spring semester begins.

Classes get underway Thursday, Jan. 9, with Monday classes starting that day. Friday classes begin Friday, Jan. 10, and classes are back on normal schedule beginning Monday, Jan. 13.

It's not too late to register, either. Registration in person and using the telephone registration system "Eagle Line" continues through Jan. 16, enabling students to adjust their schedules even after classes begin. This also gives area residents who listed "continuing education," "career advancement" or "personal enrichment" among their New Year's Resolutions plenty of choices from an array of day and evening classes both on campus and at distance-learning sites throughout the Upper Cumberland.

As the university awakens from the holidays, three facilities popular among community members will soon return to their regular schedules. The University Library and Fitness Center resume normal hours on Jan. 7 and 9, respectively. Eblen Center, where many walkers stretch their legs, is already open for business and will be open this weekend, as well.

Sports fans will soon return, too. Basketball at the Hoop begins 1997 action Thursday, Jan. 9, with the Golden Eagles and Eaglettes taking on Austin Peay. The women's game starts at 5:45; men at 7:45 p.m.

Important numbers to know include the Eagle Line telephone registration system, 372-6400; Records and Registration, 372-3317; Admissions, 372-3888; Financial Aid, 372-3073; and Athletics, 372-3940. The campus operator can be reached 24 hours a day at 372-3101.