Dorm shuts down at Virginia Union University due to microbial growth

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Union University is relocating 62 students to temporary housing after after a “microbial growth” outbreak was discovered in a women’s residence hall.

Credit: Virginia Union University on Facebook

The university announced Friday that MacVicar Hall is closing and that permanent housing options are being assessed for displaced students. In a previous press release, VUU announced that “some rooms were found to be in need of environmental treatment due to microbial growth.”

“From a test evaluation we have made the decision to remove students from the suite side of MacVicar Hall,”  Dean of Students Tobias Morgan and VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Dr. Allia Carter announced via Instagram. “We are working on addressing issues concerning increased condensation and humidity in our residence halls due to the extreme weather we have been experiencing.”