Update 9/14: All residents of Springer College have now been relocated to other residential halls on campus, according to email update to faculty and staff.
Springer will be closed for the remainder of the fall semester. Spring semester plans to be determined at a later date. No additional charges for Springer residents, plus $1,000 housing credit for students for spring semester.
Murray State University is evacuating one of its residential dorms after discovering mold.
MSU officials say the mold is of a non-toxic, allergen-type variety, but is relocating residents of Springer Hall as a precaution.
Starting this afternoon (Thursday), all Springer Hall residents will be moved to the currently unoccupied Old Franklin Hall or another facility of the student’s choice. MSU faculty and staff will be on hand to help move student belongings now through the weekend.
Springer Hall holds up to 298 residents and is the campus' only all-female residence hall.
A cleaning contractor will begin work to remove mold from the impacted areas, though there is no timeline for students to remove to Springer Hall.
At the beginning of the 2015 school year, Murray State’s Biology Building was closed for several weeks after a mold discovery there.