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University Housing

All South Quad Residents,

Re: Flooding in South Quad

Earlier this evening a pipe ruptured in the South side of South Quad which caused a loss of power and the building to be evacuated. Some residents will be able to return to their rooms this evening and others will need to be relocated to assignments in other residence halls on-campus.

Residents of the North side of the building will be able to return to their rooms later this evening, at approximately 10 p.m.

Damage to the south side of the building is more extensive and requires that residents from this area be relocated to other accommodations on campus. Residents of the south side of the building are asked to:

  • Visit Patterson Hall Garden Level to receive their housing location, as well as pillows, sheets and bedspreads provided by University Housing
  • Once residents have received their assignments, they can then return to South Quad to retrieve 72 hours worth of clothes and essential belongings (medications, study materials, etc.)
  • Go to their assigned room. Note: some assignments will be in rooms with other students.
  • The Provost is communicating with all Deans to give consideration to all students affected by the flood.
  • Residents are asked to please forward this information to your parents or guardian so they are aware that you are safe and have appropriate accommodations.

If you have additional questions please contact University Housing at 803-777-4283 for assistance.

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  • West (Green) Quad has formally had it's name changed to Green Quad to reflect the community and it's on-going effort to promote sustainability and renewable resources on campus.
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Ruptured pipe in South Quad please visit for additional info. about your residence hall.

Monday, March 2, 2015

@David_Swanson We have housing available on campus, so rest assured she will have a place to go.

Monday, March 2, 2015

@David_Swanson Staff is on the scene at South Quad and we will get you more information as it becomes available.

Monday, March 2, 2015

@keciacailey We recommend she go ahead and complete the housing application. She can amend her app (to add a roommate, etc) until May 1

Monday, February 23, 2015

@karajjoyce Apply on Self-Service Carolina: after logging in.

Monday, February 23, 2015