Thursday August 23, 2007

Beating the Heat

The University of Dayton has opened up RecPlex tonight for students living in first-year residence halls that are not air conditioned.

The University of Dayton will keep open areas overnight in RecPlex, its on-campus recreational facility, to students living in the University’s first-year residence facilities that are not air-conditioned.

This affects approximately 1,100 students living in Stuart and Founders halls.

“We want to provide a safe and healthy learning and living environment for our students,” said Sister Annette Schmeling, vice president for student development. “We appreciate the cooperation of others on campus to leave open their buildings to provide cool places for our students.”

Roesch Library also will stay open until midnight.

UD’s Division of Student Development also will provide bottled water to students in Stuart and Founders halls. UD’s Student Health Center is disseminating information about the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Stuart and Founders halls are not air-conditioned but will be after renovations are completed by 2012.

All University of Dayton classrooms are air-conditioned.  Most of UD's approximately 6,500 undergraduate students live on campus.