C of C students move from dorm due to leak

More than 20 students were moved out of the third floor of the Rutledge Rivers Residence Hall at the College of Charleston Thursday due to a water pipe leak, college spokesman Mike Robertson said. They will stay in a nearby hotel for at least two weeks.

And according to an email from President George Benson to the campus community, all students in both the Rutledge Rivers and Buist Rivers residence halls will be moved to other residences in the next several weeks to allow for repairs to those buildings.

The dorms will then be closed for the remainder of the current academic year.

Since late 2012, the college has been making plans to address condensation problems and water pipe leaks in both dorms, the email stated.

The college must shut down water and air conditioning for a lengthy period to complete the repairs.