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Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall.

In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.” The letter later read that today would be the final day for students to move, only a week after students were alerted.

“There is a sagging floor issue above the Hopper dining facility, and we are in the process of determining the cause,” Russell Mast, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, said in an email April 4.

Dean Mast could not be reached for further details at the time of publication.

The university is providing partial refunds to students affected by the move. The total amount of refunds will reach $16,700.

21 students are being moved out of Hopper into Langdale, Patterson and Lowndes Hall, where they will move into a private room, $700 richer. The remaining 10 students will be moved to another room in Hopper Hall and will receive $200.

Repairs are scheduled to be completed by the end of the spring semester.

As of Wednesday, Hopper Dining Hall was still open.

The floor damage follows a series of issues earlier in the semester that left Hopper residents without hot water for weeks.

Students with questions about the repairs should contact Mast at the Office of Student Affairs.

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