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Barge Hall Update: Removing Personal Items

Barge Hall remains closed due to severe water damage caused by a fire suppression system failure. The Facilities Management Department (FMD) has been working to clean up the affected areas since the February 13 flooding event. 

As work gets underway to analyze the damages, continue water mitigation, and establish a plan for repair, employees will be given an opportunity this week to collect personal belongings from their offices. Please retrieve only what you will need while the repairs are underway.

After noon on Friday, February 26, Barge will be closed until the repair work is complete.

For employees located on the second floor, where the most significant damage occurred, it is recommended that you remove only personal items. As part of the remediation process, all other items will be temporarily inventoried by the contractor, until the project is complete. FMD can assist with boxes and storing items in a secure location. 

The timeline of the remediation is dynamic as investigation continues, but occupants can assume occupancy will be restricted through the month of March at minimum. Further updates will be issued once more information is available.

Employees who would like to enter Barge Hall may do so at the following times: 

• Thursday, February 25, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Friday, February 26, 7 a.m. to noon

If you have questions, contact Shane Scott, Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, at or 509-963-1289.