Residence Life and Housing sent the following message to on-campus residents.
WINTER WEATHER AND WINDOWS: Keep Your Windows Closed
Hi NAME –
As we are experiencing winter weather and expecting cold temperatures throughout this week, it is important to understand why your windows need to remain closed. Residence Life and Housing is providing this notice to avoid potential damage.
Please review this message thoroughly as you will be held responsible for damage due to frozen pipes when windows are left open during freezing weather.
When the windows are left open, the heating and cooling units are forced to work harder than intended causing various heating and cooling problems.
Pipes in your heating & cooling systems exposed to outside temperatures can freeze and burst allowing water to flow out of the units and into student rooms.
In the past this has caused damage, not only to student property in the offending room, but in surrounding rooms as well. Please be aware of this information and keep your windows closed during times of freezing temperatures so that possible damage can be prevented.
KEEP YOUR WINDOWS CLOSED
To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem. The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.