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SAN JOSE, CA – Dwight Bentel Hall will reopen for classes on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Faculty and staff who requested temporary office space elsewhere on campus will return as well.
I am grateful to Facilities Development and Operations staff and the work crews that worked diligently to address this situation, and to the affected faculty, staff and students for their patience,” said Andrew Hale Feinstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Repair crews have completed virtually all repairs related to water damage that resulted from a steam valve leak. A few remedial steps remain, but they should not materially affect building occupants.
Independent air quality tests on Wednesday determined that being inside DBH poses “no greater risk of exposure to fungal spores than the general public walking on campus in the outdoor air.”
San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,000 students and 3,740 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.