Recovery work continues across campus. Facilities have continued to provide critical leadership and have been responding since December 25, in full coordination with University leaders and SERVPRO.
Low temperatures over the holiday caused issues to numerous facilities on and around campus. Extreme cold and regional power disruptions caused frozen and broken pipes and water damage in more than 20 buildings.
- Extensive repairs and restoration are necessary for Cooper Library and the Geology Museum. After a more complete assessment, these two buildings will require more time to accomplish the restoration. A phased reopening of Cooper Library is planned, and more details will be provided in future communications. The Geology Museum will be closed until further notice while repairs continue.
- Calhoun Courts and the Biosystems Research Complex also saw extensive damage, but restoration of these areas is on schedule and it is not anticipated to experience significant delays.
- The University continues to engage a large team from SERVPRO, the University’s disaster recovery professionals.
- Affected classrooms are all expected to be readied by the start of Spring semester January 11, however, resurfacing flooring in specific areas may be scheduled for a later date.
- Faculty, staff, students and visitors are asked to strictly follow posted safety instructions in frequented areas.
- SERVPRO is staging its equipment in several areas around campus. Parking adjacent to Jervey Gymnasium and the parking area between Cooper Library, Watt Family Innovation Center and Rhodes Hall are the most prominent staging areas. Drivers are asked to continue to reserve these spaces for restoration equipment and use caution when parking in those areas.
Park-N-Ride is now offering shorter wait times.