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James Union Building reopened to public following repairs

The James Union Building has been reopened to the public. 

The building has been under repair since a July 19 flooding incident that damaged electrical equipment in the mechanical room of the building’s basement. Offices and staff that were temporarily relocated during repairs have returned to the building for normal operations. Minor work will continue until all repairs are complete.

The JUB, as it is popularly known, houses a wide variety of offices and facilities including the Scheduling Center, RaiderZone Restaurant, the Faculty Senate Office, Student ID Office, the Philosophy Department, the Women’s Studies Department, classrooms and academic offices.

The roughly 52,000-square-foot facility opened in 1952 as MTSU’s first student union and has remained in constant use since for campus and community special events as well as classes and other day-to-day operations. It was named for Clayton L. James, a longtime social science professor and MTSU’s first dean of students.


 

UPDATE: James Union Building open to staff as repair work continues

Aug. 11, 2014

Power has been restored to the MTSU James Union Building, meaning the building is now accessible for staff, facilities officials said.

The building remains closed to the general public while repairs continue following a July 19 flooding incident in the mechanical room of the building’s basement. Affected offices and classes have been relocated to other buildings.

The JUB now has cold water only, and air-conditioning has not yet been restored. While power was restored Monday, there will be intermittent power outages as electrical repairs proceed. The building is expected to reopen to the public before the start of the fall semester Aug. 25.

The James Union Building houses a wide variety of offices and facilities including the Scheduling Center, RaiderZone Restaurant, the Faculty Senate Office, Student ID Office, the Philosophy Department, the Women’s Studies Department, classrooms and academic offices.


 

UPDATE: MTSU James Union Building remains closed for repairs

July 29, 2014

The MTSU James Union Building will remain closed for at least the next week as repairs continue following a July 19 flooding incident in the mechanical room of the building’s basement.

The James Union Building remains closed for repairs following a July 19 flooding incident in the basement. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

The James Union Building remains closed for repairs following a July 19 flooding incident in the basement. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

Maintenance personnel await delivery of new equipment to be installed and checked before power can be restored to the building. Offices and classes housed in the JUB have been relocated to other buildings while repairs are made. Power could be restored by Wednesday, Aug. 6, depending on parts delivery and installation.

Facilities personnel found the basement flooded when responding to a fire alarm on July 19. While heavy rainfall that day contributed to the flooding, it appears a malfunction to a hot water tank in the basement was a major contributor to the water damage, according to MTSU Facilities Services.


 

MTSU James Union Building closed for repairs

July 21, 2014

The James Union Building at MTSU is closed for repairs after a flash-flooding incident over the weekend damaged electrical equipment in the mechanical room of the building’s basement.

Facilities personnel found the basement flooded when responding to a fire alarm early Saturday. The flooding appears to have been caused by heavy rainfall and a damaged hot water tank in the basement.

The building will be closed at least through Sunday, July 27, and perhaps longer as facilities personnel get a full assessment of damages this week, officials said.

Clean-up and repairs are ongoing in the basement of the James Union Building, which will be closed all week after flash flooding damaged electrical equipment in the buildings mechanical room over the weekend. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

Clean-up and repairs are ongoing in the basement of the James Union Building, which will be closed all week after flash flooding damaged electrical equipment in the buildings mechanical room over the weekend. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

Classes held in the JUB have been moved temporarily to Peck Hall, as have some university staff and offices housed in the building.

Tuesday’s scheduled CUSTOMS check-in, usually held in the JUB, will now take place on the first floor of the Student Union. CUSTOMS is MTSU’s summer orientation program for new students, freshmen and transfers.

The Campus ID office has been temporarily relocated to the MTOneStop in the Student Services and Admissions Center. All ID cards can be created and printed there until the JUB reopens, according to the Information Technology Division.

Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

The James Union Building houses a wide variety of offices and facilities including the Scheduling Center, RaiderZone Restaurant, the Faculty Senate Office, Student ID Office, the Philosophy Department, the Women’s Studies Department, classrooms and academic offices.

The roughly 52,000-square-foot facility opened in 1952 as MTSU’s first student union and has remained in constant use since for campus and community special events as well as classes and other day-to-day operations. It was named for Clayton L. James, a longtime social science professor and MTSU’s first dean of students.


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