This site was primarily used as an official information source for students and parents during the fall semester of 2018 and contains information about IU’s efforts to remove and resolve mold concerns in residence halls on the Bloomington campus. The content will remain on the site as a resource for students.

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Call 812-855-IUIU (4848).


Update May 7, 11:43 a.m.

With the 2018-2019 academic year officially complete on the Bloomington campus, a few reminders to our incoming freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Forest, McNutt, and Teter Rabb, Elkin and Boisen are now closed for renovations. The Teter renovation was already planned for the upcoming academic year and renovations of Foster and McNutt has been accelerated, with work beginning in the next academic year as well. Students will not be assigned to these residence halls for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • The three other buildings in Teter (Hoffman, Thompson, Wissler) will reopen for the 2019-2020 academic year after renovations. None of these buildings were occupied during the previous academic year. If an incoming student is assigned to Teter, he/she will be assigned to one of the newly renovated buildings. 
  • Over summer break, facilities teams will complete cleaning and maintenance in all residence halls that will be open for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Helpful resources for incoming freshmen:

 

A look at the remediation efforts

Description of the video:

[Words appear: Indiana University presents]

[Video: A set of bunk beds, in a college dorm room, are covered in plastic, while the room is being cleaned.]

[Video: Two crew members are cleaning a college dorm room. They are vacuuming and wiping down the inside of an air conditioning unit. Both are sitting on their knees as they clean.]

[Video: A close-up of a crew member using a HEPA vacuum. You see a hand holding the vacuum. The person is wearing latex gloves. The person is vacuuming the inside of an air conditioning unit.]

[Video: Ben Hunter, superintendent for public safety, appears on camera.]

Hunter speaks: What we’ve done is a full-scale operation here, today. We are investigating every case. We are making sure that we are putting effort to it, we are bringing in extra crews, we are allowing for inspections.

[Video: Close-ups of an individual’s hands getting supplies from a toolbox.

[Video: A man is standing in a college dorm room, holding a binder. There are papers in the binder and he is using a pen to take notes.]

[Video: Close-ups of an individual’s hands as he operates an air quality tester.]

[Video: Hunter appears on camera.]

Hunter speaks: We are also bringing in a third party independent assessor, in terms of doing air quality tests. We are going to send those to an independent lab. Our EHS staff has done that as well, but we feel like this is an effort that we want to validate our current testing and make sure that we do not miss anything.

[Video: Two crew members use a flashlight to look inside an air conditioning unit that is inside a college dorm room to see if they can find any mold.]

[Video: A crew member uses a flashlight to look inside a closet that is in a college dorm room to see if he can find any mold.]

Hunter speaks: So that testing will be going on today for indoor air quality tests as well.

[Video: Thomas Morrison, vice president of capital planning and facilities, appears on camera.]

Morrison speaks: At the core of this is student safety, and so from there, what we’ve been trying to do… is our goals have been to find it, find where the mold is, to clean it up and remediate it, to stop it from happening again, and of course, at the core of all of that, is to make it safe.

[Video: A crew member uses a flashlight to look inside a closet that is in a college dorm room to see if he can find any mold.]

[Video: A bed and all of the bedding in a college dorm room is covered in plastic to keep it safe while the room is being cleaned.]

[Video: Hunter appears on camera.]

Hunter speaks: We want to make sure that if you see mold or if you think you see mold, we want to reassure our students and parents that we are going through the process with HEPA vacuums, changing filters, disinfecting and making sure that we are taking no chance in these environments. 

[Video: A crew member uses a HEPA vacuum to clean the inside of an air conditioning unit. They have a face mask on and have a covering over their head to protect them.]

[Video: A crew member wipes down the inside of an air conditioning unit in a college dorm room.]

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[Words appear: More info: buildings.iu.edu.]

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[Words appear: Fulfilling the promise]

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Description of the video:

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[Video: Crews work outside to unpack boxes of HEPA air purifiers and take them inside a college dorm.]

[Words appear: HEPA filters installed in residence halls]

[Video: An employee walks into a college dorm lounge carrying two HEPA air purifiers and adds them the stacks of purifiers.]

[Words appear: HEPA air purifiers are being installed in all rooms in Foster and McNutt.]

[Video: An employee stacks air purifiers in a college dorm lounge.]

[Words appear: These air purifiers reduce mold spores as well as dust and pollen in the air.]

[Video: An employee moves a large cart of air purifiers off a delivery truck in front of a college dorm.]

[Words appear: HEPA filters capture up to 99.7% of particles as small as .3 microns.]

[Video: An employee pushes a large cart of air purifiers up a ramp and into a college dorm.]

[Video: An employee unpacks an air purifier inside a college dorm.]

[Words appear: Mold spores are typically 3 to 40 microns.]

[Video: Employees stage air purifiers outside college dorm rooms and check off the rooms as they are installed.]

Ben Hunter, superintendent for public safety speaks: What we’ve done is a full-scale operation here, today. We are investigating every case. We are making sure that we are putting effort to it, we are bringing in extra crews, we are allowing for inspections.

[Video: Hunter appears on camera.]

[Video: Close-ups of an individual’s hands putting together an air purifier.]

[Video: Hunter appears on camera.]

[Video: Crews work outside to unpack boxes of HEPA air purifiers and take them inside a college dorm.]

[SCREEN GOES TO WHITE]

[Words appear: More info: buildings.iu.edu.]

[SCREEN GOES TO BLACK]

[IU trident appears]

[Words appear: Indiana University]

[Words appear: Fulfilling the promise]

[Words appear: iu.edu]

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Convector units are remediated in a McNutt residence hall room.
Convector units are remediated in a McNutt residence hall room.
Cabinets of a McNutt residence hall room are inspected for mold.
Mold spore testing is conducted in a residence hall room.
Convector units are remediated in a McNutt residence hall room.
The small electronics cleaning station in McNutt opened Monday, Oct. 29.
The small electronics cleaning station in McNutt opened Monday, Oct. 29.
The small electronics cleaning station in McNutt opened Monday, Oct. 29.
The small electronics cleaning station in McNutt opened Monday, Oct. 29.
The small electronics cleaning station in McNutt opened Monday, Oct. 29.
Air samples are being taken in all Teter residence hall rooms.
Cleaning crews HEPA vacuum a Teter residence hall room.
Cleaning crews work in a Teter residence hall room.
Cleaning crews work through Teter over winter break.