Air Conditioning Impacted Today in Several Buildings

Posted: September 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Dear Patriots,

This morning the university experienced a chilled water line break that has shut down air conditioning in the following buildings: Johnson Center, David King Hall, Robinson A and B, the four original buildings (Krug, Finley, East, and West), Sub I, and Aquia.

Repairs are underway and expected to be completed within the next few days. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. The break is in the area between the clock tower and the Johnson Center. To repair it, we need to dig down 12 to 15 feet, making this area an emergency construction site. For your safety, be alert to pedestrian detours.

Please be aware that temperatures will be warmer than normal in these buildings. We are working to keep the temperatures as low as possible. But if you have concerns about the temperature in your work area, please contact facilities management at 703-993-2525.

All classes and events will be held as scheduled. Events scheduled on the North Plaza will be relocated due to repair work. If you have any questions, please contact University Events at 703-993-2853.

We are working to limit the impact to students, faculty and staff and will provide updates when we have new information. Also, please be aware that increased temperatures could impact telecommunications, wireless and wireless networks.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.


Thomas Calhoun

Vice President of Facilities