User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


62° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Previously Flooded USD Dorm Reopens

January 24, 2013, 5:02 PM by Brady Mallory

Previously Flooded USD Dorm Reopens
VERMILLION, SD -

It felt like move-in day for hundreds of students at the University of South Dakota. 

Coyote Village re-opened at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday after officials believe a frozen water pipe broke, shutting down the residence hall for three days. 

More than 200 of students lived in hotel rooms and some stayed with friends during the shutdown. But after an interesting week, it felt good to get back home and stay there. 

"You have no idea. It's been such a stress having to get to classes, back to the Holiday Inn. It's quite a distance," freshman Madeline Frank said.

Her roommate, Hunter Wilkes, said it was not an all bad experience.

"They did have shuttles and they helped us get around, so it was nice of them," Wilkes said.

However, the homecoming was not without a few surprises. The power has been off since Monday night, which made opening the refrigerator a tad frightening.

"Yuck, yuck.  I don't want to touch any of it," the girls said as they slowly opened the door.

In all, 500 students were evacuated Monday night. USD officials said the flooding was minimal and only affected certain rooms on the first floor. 

Students walked back in all morning; armed with the suitcases they were allowed to pack with whatever they needed days earlier.  Even though the building opened in 2010, sophomore Ethan Conrad is not surprised a relatively new pipe burst in during the coldest winter in years.

"Compared to my freshman year, last year, walking around in shorts. This is a lot different," Conrad said.

There were still a few cleaning crews inside, but for students everything was pretty much back to normal. 

As for Frank and Wilkes, they are ready for a few uneventful and quiet days at home.

"Oh, I hope it doesn't happen again at all. That would be a pain. It's definitely been an experience," Frank said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Autistic Student Gets Royal Treatment

9/26/2014 4:55 PM

Friday night's homecoming at Brandon Valley High School is a crowning achievement for a senior who's living with autism.

Full Story | Watch
USD Students React To Camera In Shower

9/24/2014 5:55 PM

Women living at a USD dormitory say they're still feeling uneasy over a cell phone camera placed in a shower stall during the first week of school...

Full Story | Watch
Police Urge Caution After NDSU Student's Killing

9/27/2014 2:05 PM

Law enforcement officials in the Moorhead and Fargo, North Dakota, metropolitan area are pledging public safety and security while investigators look ...

Full Story
Teacher Wins $2,500 Grant

9/29/2014 6:08 PM

A 5th grade class is learning with Legos thanks to a national contest.

Full Story
Four SD Schools Receive National Achievement Honor

9/30/2014 2:59 PM

Four South Dakota schools have earned national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for gains in academic achievement.

Full Story


Events