Resident students of Southern Utah University’s Juniper Hall were asked to relocate last night, in response to the building’s failed closed-heating system. The students were given a November 6 deadline, and while this could possibly constitute short notice, the cloud is not without its silver lining.
Though student reactions are understandably varied, multiple solutions have been offered to appease the situation. Many will choose to live as temporary roommates with friends in other halls on campus, but other options include formally moving into a different hall, off-campus housing, or even canceling their housing contracts.
According to a press release, SUU will also offer $300 scholarships to those affected by the sudden move.
SUU’s Juniper building is nearly 50 years old, and was designed with a closed heating system.