Dear Foster Residents and Parents,
In an effort to provide a safe living environment, IU continues to remediate and eliminate mold found in Foster. We are also committed to keeping you updated on this important work through information posted daily at: buildings.iu.edu.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, we will clean, restore and remediate convector/HVAC units in every resident room. Please note that mold has only been discovered in a limited number of rooms. This cleaning effort is being undertaken in all rooms as a precaution to eliminate any further escalation. The work will follow the schedule detailed below, and a floor-by-floor schedule is being developed now and will be sent to you before Monday. Any specific cases will continue be expedited.
Schedule by Building
- Jenkinson (Monday 10/15-Friday 10/19)
- Magee (Monday 10/22-Friday 10/26)
- Martin (Monday 10/29-Friday 11/2)
- Shea (Monday 11/5-Friday 11/9)
- Harper (Monday 11/12-Friday 11/23)
IU staff members and commercial contracted firms with official IU badge identification will begin work on the ground floor of each building, covering approximately 30-40 rooms per day. The workers will use the ground floor lounges in each building as staging area for supplies and materials. That means the lounges will not be available for student use for approximately one week while work is underway. The lounges will reopen for resident use once the work is complete.
Prepping Your Room
The rooms will be entered between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. We will notify you in advance and need your help to prepare your room for this work.
To accommodate work space needed for this effort, approximately 3-4 feet in front of each convector unit (under the window) must be cleared of all personal items, including items on the windowsills and on the top of the HVAC unit. Additionally, a 1 foot clear path must be accessible to the convector. This work is required to continue to address the mold concerns.
With multiple large teams working on the project, it will take no more than 4 hours per room. The work crews will lay a drop cloth in the work area; the work should not impact your personal belongings beyond prepping the room. Once your room is serviced, a note will be attached to the exterior of your room door.
Air Quality Tests
In addition to this this work an outside firm is conducting air quality tests as part of the process to further support the remediation If mold is observed or discovered in student rooms, a deeper remediation and cleaning may be necessary and these cases will be managed on an individual basis.
If you have any questions or concerns please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff person will respond as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience with our efforts. We apologize for this inconvenience and disruption to your academic and campus life.
Thomas A. Morrison, Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities
Andi Cailles, Director, Residential Life, Residential Programs and Services