LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville has been dealing with a mold problem on campus.
Officials said the issue has been taken care of, but now they are trying to take a proactive stance to prevent any more outbreaks.
More than a 100 students have to move their belongings out of their dorms at Miller Hall by Wednesday.
“It’s cold,” Jordan Tetrev, who lives at Miller Hall said. “Nobody wants to have to move their stuff out when it’s cold.”
School officials said it is necessary to combat a reoccurring mold problem the dorm has been dealing with.
“There were two floors this fall where we experienced mold in rooms, almost always in the wardrobe,” Shannon Staten, who the director of campus housing at the University of Louisville
The school is replacing 57 rooms with new wardrobes to prevent any more outbreaks on the second and third floors of the hall.
“We have these 57 rooms left on those two floors that have not shown any mold, but we made a decision to be real progressive and take care of the wardrobes before some could show up,” Staten said.
School officials said they have already taken care of contaminated rooms, costing the school around $4.5 million dollars this year to fight the mold, like in Justin Stewart's room.
“It had it in a lot of rooms, especially the second floor, and it was really stressful because you had to move all your stuff and at that time, it was in the middle of midterms" Stewart said.
This time of the year is just as bad for students to have to move.
“[It is] finals and having to move your stuff out is stressful, because it’s like when do I study because I have to get everything out now,” Tetrev said.
The 57 rooms will have new wardrobes installed over the winter break. Students will be allowed to move back in their dorms before the spring semester starts.