Minton Hall will remain closed for spring semester
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
WKU will delay the reopening of Minton Hall until fall 2019.
The residence hall closed on November 12, 2018, when common mold was discovered within the building. Remediation included replacement of all room ceiling tiles, the addition of venting tiles, new air filters, and the repairs and balancing of critical air handling equipment. During an inspection this week, ahead of the planned reopening, WKU staff identified additional work to be completed which expands the scope of the project. These additional items include replacement of porous tiles and possible replacement of windows to mitigate future issues.
“Our goal is to provide the best living and learning experience for our students,” said Brian Kuster, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Experience. “With that in mind, we feel that additional work should be completed before students return to the building. We will use the coming months to ensure that Minton Hall meets WKU’s standard of excellence and provides an optimum living environment where students can thrive.”
WKU Housing and Residence Life will share additional information with affected students and will continue to provide support and assistance. All other residence halls will open as planned for the spring semester at 8 a.m. CST Friday (January 18). For additional information, visit https://www.wku.edu/housing/airquality/updates.php
Contact: Public Affairs, (270) 745-4295