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Managing the heat

We recognize that the unusually high temperatures and heat indexes for an extended period of time have had a significant impact on the comfort of the residence halls and apartments without air conditioning. Forecasts currently indicate we should experience a break from the extreme heat on Sunday.  In the meantime, there are a several air-conditioned places on campus that have extended their regular hours to help students try to beat the heat. Students from on- and off- campus residences are welcome.

Equity and Diversity Center
Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Memorial Union
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, open 24 hours
Sunday, midnight-1 a.m., noon to 8 p.m.

Wellness Center
Thursday and Friday, 5:30 a.m.-midnight
Saturday, 8 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight

Residence Dining Center
(for students on any meal plan)
Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

West Dining Center
(for students on any meal plan)
Thursday, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

A variety of welcome week activities, all free of charge, are taking place in air-conditioned facilities as well.

5-7 p.m., Grillin’ with the Greeks, Memorial Union. Grab something to eat on the east patio and hang out in and around the union with NDSU fraternities and sororities.
8-10 p.m., Hypnotist, Festival Concert Hall

7 p.m., Movie: Fast and Furious, Memorial Union Century Theater 
9:30 p.m., MU Live: Grocery Bag Bingo, Memorial Union lower level 

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Movie: Fast and Furious, Memorial Union Century Theater
9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Campus Live Event: Bowling and Billiards, Memorial Union Rec and Outing Center.

In addition, we recommend everyone keep in mind the following:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Adjust your daily routine to reduce physical exertion during the hottest times of the day.
  • Electronic devices generate a lot heat that contribute to room temperatures. Keep them turned off when not in use.
  • Keeping windows and blinds closed during the day helps retain cooler air inside and prevents hot air from entering.

During the past week we have examined options to bring in portable cooling systems to try to bring temperatures into more comfortable levels. Unfortunately, by the time we would be able to get these things in place the heat wave would be over. 

Thank you for your patience and for coming together as a community to maintain positive energy during this exciting time of the semester.

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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Last Updated: Friday, March 24, 2023 2:04:33 PM
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