Dorms will not get cooler in the next week

Cool air will not be coming to residence halls early, despite temperatures reaching into the upper 70s this week.

Most dorms cannot offer both heat and air conditioning at the same time, which often leads students to complain about not being able to cool off during part of the spring. University officials said in a Wednesday news release that they will be keeping on the heat for at least the next week because temperatures are predicted to be in the low 60s.

“This scenario requires that some heat be provided to residence buildings throughout this period,” Eric Hougen, project manager for the Office of Business and Operations, wrote in an e-mail.

In past years, the change from heat to cool air has happened April 15. Hougen urged students to call 994-0381 if room temperatures get too high.

-Michael Barnett

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