Morehead State University’s Ginger Hall has been closed because of damage sustained from an electrical fire in the main switch room on Saturday morning.

According to officials, repair of the high-voltage electrical distribution equipment is expected to take 1-2 weeks.

The building is currently without power, water or heat.

For safety reasons, personnel with access to Ginger Hall will not be allowed to enter the facility. Faculty and staff were permitted to enter the building during scheduled periods on Monday to collect belongings and materials needed from their offices.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing and no comment will be made until it is completed, according to the university.

The following arrangements have been made until this situation is resolved:

All courses being held in Ginger Hall will be moved online to Blackboard until further notice. Students are asked to login into Blackboard for specific instructions prior to their scheduled course time.

Students are encouraged to contact their instructors, if they have not already received communication from them.

Offices involved and temporary relocation areas are:

Registrar – Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) 204;

College of Education Dean's office – Allie Young Hall (AY) 31 and 26;

Administrative offices and department chairs for Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education; Middle Grades and Secondary Education; Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education; and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Programs – AY 31 and 26;

Testing Center – Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER), Second Street,  Room TBD;

College of Education Advising Center – ADUC 211;

Graduate School – Fields Hall (basement);

Research and Sponsored Programs – Fields Hall (basement);

Educational Services Unit –  AY 305A;

Early College Program - Reed Hall 229.

Information is available online at www.moreheadstate.edu/gingerhall. Those who need assistance should call the College of Education at 783-2162.

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