Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 28, 2013

North Quad flooding affects residents, classes

Some classes meeting Friday in the North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex have been relocated to Dennison Hall or canceled after a broken water-supply pipe caused flooding in parts of North Quad on Thursday.


Check the Public Affairs Key Issues website for updated information about the North Quad flooding situation.

Students living in the building at 105 S. State St. were evacuated around 11 a.m. Thursday when areas of the third and fourth floors of the building were flooded. Water also infiltrated lower sections of the building, causing classes to be canceled or relocated.

By early Thursday afternoon, students living on the fifth through 10th floors were allowed to return to their rooms.  As of Friday afternoon, 32 students were provided temporary housing on campus and off campus during the cleanup and recovery of the building. North Quad is home to 450 students.

University Housing has indicated that displaced students will be able to return to their rooms in the next day or so to recover personal items, although it may take several more days before cleaning is complete and they can reoccupy their rooms.

Students registered for classes meeting in North Quad were being notified by the registrar’s office about relocated or canceled classes.

No one was injured in the incident. The cause of the break in the water line, which supplies the fire suppression system, is undetermined.  The line has been repaired and fire suppression restored to the building.