We got a look at the new Tutwiler Hall—details here

New Tutwiler Hall Under Construction
The University of Alabama’s New Tutwiler Residence Hall under construction. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The former Tutwiler Hall was demolished at 7 AM on July 4, 2022. The new facility is finished just in time for students to move in for the school year—take a look for yourself here.

What’s new

Rendering Of The New Tutwiler Hall
A rendering of the New Tutwiler Residence Hall at the University of Alabama. (University of Alabama)

Located on the Southwest edge of the University of Alabama’s campus stands the newly-completed Tutwiler Hall. It has 1,284 beds and will remain a freshman girls dorm, continuing the legacy of its predecessor. Each room in the new Tutwiler Hall will host two people and an attached private bathroom.

Each floor will feature communal meeting spaces with TVs and whiteboards. In addition to these spaces, each floor will also include a laundry room. A 16,600 square foot multi-purpose room will also serve as a storm shelter on the first floor, joining a fitness area and a craft room. Julia’s Market, a staple of the old Tutwiler Hall, will be relocated to the new facility.

A central courtyard will allow residents to host outdoor community events. The outdoor space also includes a Tutwiler Promenade, with pavers engraved with the names of alumni and former residents.

Some residents have already begun to move in due to Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment beginning on Saturday, August 6.

Remembering the old Tutwiler Hall

Old Tutwiler Hall Is Demolished To Make Way For New Tutwiler Hall
Tutwiler Hall implosion viewed from Bryant-Denny Stadium on July 4, 2022. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

The old Tutwiler Hall was imploded on July 4 in a blast that brought the building down in 20 seconds. This facility had housed 50,000 first-year female residents over 54 years. It was an iconic location on Alabama’s campus for generations of women, a legacy the new Tutwiler Hall hopes to uphold.

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