As part of the Facilities Master Plan PC unveiled earlier this year, new ventilation systems and plumbing were being installed in Georgia Hall this summer. Then a pipe burst one evening and when workers returned the following morning they found extensive flooding throughout the building. PC announced yesterday that extensive repairs that are now required mean Georgia Hall will not be ready for students next month.
For the next several days the PC Residence Life staff is arranging new room assignments for everyone initially assigned to Georgia for the upcoming academic year.
They’re working quickly to create alternative housing arrangements for the students scheduled to live in Georgia, giving priority to student safety, community and comfort during the renovations. Temporary room assignments will include rooms on or adjacent to campus, as well as housing at other facilities in close proximity to the Presbyterian College campus. As those arrangements are finalized, the PC Residence Life staff is also planning to meet student needs for meals, transportation and other support services during the transition. The Residence Life team is communicating directly with those students and their parents with further information. They will also share updates with faculty and staff as additional information comes available.
While the situation with Georgia Hall was unanticipated, it has been taken an as opportunity to pursue a number of desired renovations to Georgia Hall over the next months, versus spreading those changes out over multiple summers.
PC Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Joy Smith will be on the WLBG Morning News Magazine Friday morning discussing the situation.