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Flooding Closes MTSU’s James Union Building

Flooding Closes MTSU’s James Union Building

CREATED Jul 21, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Flooding has forced the closure of the James Union Building on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

A water main reportedly broke late Saturday night, flooding the first floor of the building with five feet of water.

Most of the water has been removed, but the building was to remain closed until at least Monday, July 28, for emergency repairs.

The closure has required the school to relocate their new student orientation session scheduled for Tuesday to the first floor of the student union.

Summer classes are currently under way at MTSU. The fall semester starts August 25.

The James Union Building houses a wide variety of offices and facilities, including the Scheduling Center, RaiderZone Restaurant, the Faculty Senate Office, Student ID Office, the Philosophy Department, the Women's Studies Department, classrooms and academic offices.