Campus Water Update: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Although the water pressure on campus is not yet at 100 percent, the college’s emergency management committee feels confident that with continued water saving protocols, the college will go back to in-person classes on Monday, March 1, 2021. Staff are expected to return to campus and follow their regular schedules. 

Water pressure continues to dip in the evenings and early mornings throughout the city, so we ask that all members of the community note the following as we approach Monday:  

  • Students are asked to only use their regular residence hall showers from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Goodman Hall showers will be available through Sunday evening  from 7:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come to 101 Goodman and you will be issued a key to a room with a shower.   
  • Gender-specific shower trailers continue to be located in the parking lot of the Academic Complex. The ADA shower in the shower trailer is gender-neutral. Hours remain from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.  
  • We ask that, until water pressure is fully functioning, students do not use on-campus laundry facilities. The college has partnered with The Laundry Fairy, 1046 Greymont Street, to offer residential students and staff the ability to do their laundry free of charge. Simply take your laundry, soap and Millsaps ID between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to wash your clothes and Millsaps will pick up the tab. Weekend hours are traditionally busy so please plan accordingly. Students who do not have a vehicle and can’t carpool safely with another student should email studentlife@millsaps.edu to make travel arrangements.  
  • The college cafeteria and Reuben’s are now open during regular hours. Ecogrounds will remain closed for the interim. 
  • If necessary, port-a-potties are located near the residence halls, including two in Olin Circle, one behind Susanna Hall, one in between the south gate and Ezelle Hall and one near New South Hall/Campus Safety, on the plaza between the College Center and the HAC, in the parking lot of the Academic Complex and at the Windgate Visual Arts Center. 
  • Anyone traveling on and off campus is reminded to take the college’s COVID-19 protocols seriously; specifically maintaining social distance, tracking symptoms with Campus Clear and washing hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. There are free testing options throughout Mississippi; consult the Mississippi State Department of Health for more information. The college’s COVID-19 webpage has information specific to Millsaps College.  
  • A boil water notice is still in effect for Hinds County. Do not drink the water on campus. Drinking water, toiletries, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and snacks continue to be available on campus 24-7 near the student life front desk. Community members are reminded to bring a backpack or bag to help transport these items back to residence halls.   

The college’s emergency management team will continue to monitor the situation and will update the community as details develop. Email info@millsaps.edu with any questions. In case of an emergency call Campus Safety at 601-974-1234.  

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