Georgia State University campus faces damage from winter weather

According to the press release from the University, several buildings on Georgia State University’s Downtown campus were damaged due to the arctic blast that passed through Atlanta in December 2022. A weather update on the University’s website reports which housing facilities were affected.

“Three of Georgia State’s Housing facilities — University Commons A, Commons D, and Piedmont Central — have been impacted by the freezing weather, with localized water damage from burst pipes.” the University Housing Central Office wrote.  

Georgia State is one of several schools in the metro-Atlanta area dealing with water pipe damage from the cold weather in December. These damages may cause students and teachers who ordinarily work in buildings with newly damaged pipes to relocate for up to several weeks. 

Although the facilities were damaged, the amount of damage received was minimal, according to University Housing. 

“Fewer than five percent of our residential rooms have been affected, and we have been communicating directly with residents who have been impacted. We are working on relocation and assistance plans for those students.”

The winter weather also damaged Classroom South, causing access to the building to be limited. The professors who have classes in areas of Classroom South under construction received new room assignments that reflected on their student’s schedules. Georgia State’s Office of the Registrar emailed the staff and students detailing open and closed rooms. 

“For classes on floors 3 through 6, you must enter through the back entrance of the building for elevator usage. Floors 1 & 2 are completely closed for classroom usage at this time, ” Georgia State’s Classroom Scheduling Team said in the email.  

“We appreciate your patience, and please pardon our dust as we work to get all classrooms back up and running as quickly as possible.”

A follow-up email clarified that although the primary classrooms on floors 1-2 are closed, the Annex spaces (150, 225, 226, 227, and 230) are available. 

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Christina Norris

Christina Norris, 22, is a newswriter, photographer, and content creator. Norris graduated from DeKalb School of the Arts and currently attends Georgia State University. She has a major in Journalism and a minor in Film and Media. Christina enjoys writing about current events and speaking about her life experiences. Ultimately, she aims to spread a message of equality through her work.

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