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SUMMER, 2008


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Watered Down…but Not Out

Aerial view of Mayflower in flood.
The Iowa River encroaches upon Mayflower Hall (shown in the lower left corner of the photo, an aerial view looking south on Dubuque Street) during the Flood of 2008.

Although floodwaters inundated portions of campus in June, fall classes will start on schedule—and the University’s largest residence hall will be open in time for fall occupancy.

University officials originally planned to delay the opening of Mayflower Hall and began reassigning some 1,000 students. In early July, however, engineers declared the building safe and workers began making repairs.

Students assigned to Mayflower will be able to occupy their rooms and access a 24-hour desk and mail center, but some areas on the first floor may be unavailable upon move-in. These areas, which include the computer lab, fitness center, vending area, convenience store, game room, and study/meeting spaces, will become available throughout the fall semester.

Updated information will be posted on the University Housing web site. For information on the University’s flood-recovery efforts, visit


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