Shuttered After Garage Collapse, Miami Dade College Doral Campus To Reopen Tuesday

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Three months after a parking garage collapsed and forced Miami Dade College’s West campus to close, students will return to their regular classes Tuesday.

After the five-story parking garage pancaked Oct.10, killing four workers trapped inside, the 8,000 students enrolled at the Doral campus were moved to other locations, including MDC’s North and Kendall campuses, Ronald Regan Senior High School and Nova Southeastern University’s Kendall campus, said MDC spokesman Juan Mendieta.

“Safety is our top priority, and if it requires that we have to move our students away from the accident scene, then that’s what we have to do,” Mendieta said Monday.

MDC established a pick-up and drop-off site at International Mall, where buses took students to and from their classes on alternate campuses between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The school also provided counselors at the drop-off site and the alternate campuses so students would have someone to talk to.

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