Students - October 9, 2019

Dear Students,
As you may already know, Winthrop classes are cancelled October 10th-11th and offices are closed October 10th due to continuing issues resulting from the Oct. 9 City of Rock Hill water main break. The Critical Incident Management Team met twice today and will meet again tomorrow morning as members monitor information coming from the City and determine its impact on the campus.
Because of issues of sanitation, including those relative to food service, we are strongly encouraging all students who can, to leave campus. Residence Life is reaching out to students who may not have the option to leave campus and will work with them on solutions. Staff should look for guidance from HR in the coming days on the leave situation for Oct. 10th.
As noted previously, campus restrooms should not be used until further notice.  We do have portajons available at these locations on campus:

Outside the West Center along Scholars Walk
In front of Wofford and Richardson on President's Circle
At Phelps on Senior Circle
In the Courtyard parking lot

It's important for anyone on campus to understand that our water is not potable or safe until it has been tested by City officials and likely retested by a contract vendor. You will be informed when it is safe for eating, drinking and bathing.
It is unclear when the water main issue will be resolved. Winthrop will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional updates as they are available.

Dan Mahony