Blanton Hall (and all other campus residence buildings) will reopen at 11:00 AM on Sunday, March 12. During the Spring Break, repairs were made in Blanton to correct the damage from the February 28 fire in an electrical panel.
You should expect fully functioning services in the following areas: access to the Internet, television cable connections, air-conditioning, heat, plumbing, and individual room telephones. Additionally, all building-wide systems, including Blanton's public address system, the cardkey building access system, fire alarm and life safety systems should be functioning at full capacity.
In addition, a week's worth of programs and activities have been scheduled to let you know how glad the University is have you back -- Sodexho-Marriott has planned a special dinner for Blanton residents on Monday evening, and movies, bingo and casino nights are scheduled for the remainder of the week with Game Night planned for Friday evening.
Refunds have already been credited to the student accounts of every Blanton Hall resident for the four nights that you were unable to occupy your rooms. If, for any reason, the credit has not appeared on your account, please contact Ron Bugg, Room Assignments Coordinator, in the Office of Residence Life.
Once again, we're glad you're back. If you have any questions or concerns, please report them to the Blanton lobby reception desk. The Residence Life staff will report them immediately to the University's Facilities staff, and we will work closely with them to ensure that repairs are accomplished thoroughly and promptly.
Be sure to answer your door this week! Your Resident Assistant will be stopping by your room to make sure all is well, and to deliver a custom-designed Blanton Hall T-shirt!