The 10th floor of the West Tower residence hall was closed late Friday afternoon as the result of water damage caused by an activated fire sprinkler. There was no fire and no injuries. It appears that the sprinkler was activated accidentally when residents of a room got clothing tangled in the sprinkler head and it broke off.
The building is now open for all residents except for those who live on the 10th floor, where water has damaged some rooms. The Office of Residential Life has reached out to all of the residents and held a meeting for the displaced students, and is assisting them in making alternative housing arrangements.
Any residents who were unable to attend the meeting or who have questions can contact one of the RDs on duty at (607) 220-7993 or (607) 220-7928. The Office of Residential Life will also be posting updates on its website at www.ithaca.edu/reslife.