By David Capobianco
Three residential buildings have closed to students on campus for spring semester. SGA Vice President, Adam Hornbuckle confirmed that both Nassau Hall and Suffolk Hall are closed along with the green SRC building this semester.
“The Student Government has been informed that Suffolk and Nassau are closed due to low housing enrollment,” Hornbuckle said. He included that though the SRC building is closed to students it is being used for groups like aupairs and conferences. Resident Assistants did not respond to the Pioneer’s inquiries about their knowledge to dorm closures and representatives of the office of Public Safety would not answer any questions on the matter.
Students who live on campus noticed the closure. Cassidy Nelson, a sophomore musical theater major, and Holly Cignoretti, a junior fashion major, both said that Nassau Hall and Suffolk Hall are closed, but all other residential halls remain active. Freshman musical theater major Andrew Teperdijan said he has seen non-students going into Suffolk Hall.
According to the school’s website, Nassau Hall was meant for students who lived on campus for 10 months, such as international students, those who worked on campus, or those who attended winter classes. Though inactive, the site still states that Suffolk Hall is a “traditional-style hall designed for intensified study for students who prefer a quiet, academic-centered environment, and graduate students.” Hornbuckle confirmed that Brookville, Post, Riggs, Queens, and Kings residential halls as well as SRC gold, a 21+building remain open at this time.
“Campus life is looking into making small improvements to the buildings while they are closed,” Hornbuckle said. Campus life would not provide any other comments in regards to their plans for the building during their closures.