The Union Recorder

January 8, 2014

Record cold temperatures cause damages at residence halls

GCSU Communications


The recent extreme cold temperatures caused fire suppression pipes in two Georgia College residence halls to break late Tuesday afternoon, leading to substantial water damage in several rooms.

The buildings that were damaged are located at The Village at West Campus apartments. Approximately 40 students have been affected by the water damage.

University Housing is personally contacting all students in the affected rooms. It will be necessary for some students to temporarily relocate due to the damages, and University Housing will assist students impacted by the weather-related damage as they transition to other housing options.

Both buildings continue to have domestic water flow for normal activities, however the fire suppression systems are inoperable until the breaks can be repaired. University Housing officials plan for that repair to be complete by Friday. In the interim, the fire alarm systems remain operable, and university staff is conducting fire watch rounds in the affected buildings.

Student access to the affected residence halls is limited due to crews working to repair the pipes and water damages.

Students who live at The Village and are seeking more information, can call University Housing at 478-445-5160 or visit