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Dorms free of mold, ready for residents

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Less than three weeks ago, Threlkeld Hall underwent major renovations after a routine inspection uncovered about half of the rooms were infected with mold. Less than three weeks ago, Threlkeld Hall underwent major renovations after a routine inspection uncovered about half of the rooms were infected with mold.
Andrew Osborn Andrew Osborn
The source was determined to be the wardrobes, so all were removed and replaced. The source was determined to be the wardrobes, so all were removed and replaced.
Shannon Staten Shannon Staten

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – On Wednesday 2,000 students will begin moving into the University of Louisville dorms, a record number, but just a few weeks ago officials were busy trying to remove furniture that housed mold in several rooms.

University of Louisville Director of Campus Housing, Shannon Staten says all dorms are clean and in move-in condition. 

As Andrew Osborn enters his new dorm, he can't wait to start to his sophomore year. As a member of the marching band, the Lexington native got the chance to move-in early and now calls Threlkeld Hall home. 

"It's been a quick summer, but I'm really glad to be back," said Osburn.  

While Andrew waits for his roommate to move in, he says he's happy to learn the mold has moved out.

Less than three weeks ago, Threlkeld Hall underwent major renovations after a routine inspection uncovered about half of the rooms were infected with mold.

The source was determined to be the wardrobes, so all were removed and replaced.   

While you still may see some dehumidifiers working overtime, Staten says all dorms are ready for move-in day. 

"We are just trying to do everything we can to keep it down and have the students be able to feel comfortable where they are," said Staten. 

Staten says they will make sure to do regular checks on all residence halls, including Miller and Unitas, which have also had problems in the past.

"It's been a really wet, humid summer and that's added to the moisture of the buildings," said Staten. "We are doing regular checks of all of our residence halls now and then proactively working on what we find."

The clean up couldn't have come at a better time because this year the dorms are full, as more than 2000 freshmen prepare to move in.

"That's the largest group we've ever had living on campus," said Staten.

"It's a great place to be," said Osburn. 

U of L officials say the busiest times to move in will be between 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and they will have lots of staff on hand to help with questions and direct traffic.

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