Remember back a few weeks ago when all hell broke loose, the end of the world was nigh, and chunks of ceiling started collapsing in Mcbain? After reaching out to housing to ask some questions, the Executive Director of Communications for facilities, Dan Held, sent this statement.
Ceiling debris issues are fairly uncommon; this year there have been three and they are typically caused by water damage. Students are relocated for all major issues, and may be relocated permanently if the student prefers. The repair timeline and cost is dependent on the severity of the damage. Students are expected to have their own renter’s Insurance or be covered by their family homeowner’s insurance. Housing reviews each instance individually with the residents involved. We are not aware of any facility-related incident within the residence halls that has resulted in personal injury. If an incident does result in personal injury, we would work directly with the student and their health insurance carrier.