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Students move from hotel into Wofford dorm early

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Wofford College is located in downtown Spartanburg. (File/FOX Carolina) Wofford College is located in downtown Spartanburg. (File/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Wofford College residence hall that had been temporarily closed to students has opened early, allowing more than 200 students to move from a hotel into the dorm.

Wofford College's director of news services Laura Corbin said 204 students, primarily freshmen, will be allowed into Marsh Hall at 2 p.m. Monday. The students had previously been told it could take until Sept. 7 to prepare the dorms.

The dorm had been closed because of a moisture issue that required the removal of a ceiling coating containing asbestos. Corbin said crews worked around the clock to finish the repairs early and air quality tests confirm the building is safe to occupy.

College staff painted the ceilings, cleaned the rooms and reinstalled the beds over the weekends for the students, who were temporarily housed at the Spartanburg Marriott since last Wednesday.

Students can stay at the Marriott until Tuesday because not all of their class schedules will allow them to move into Marsh Hall on Monday, Corbin said.

"The health and well-being of our students and staff are of the upmost importance to us," Roberta Bigger, dean of students, said. "We are pleased that the contractor was able to complete the work ahead of schedule and that our staff has been so committed to getting all of our students into their residence halls so quickly."

Classes began at Wofford on Monday morning.

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