Auburn closes dorm suddenly, moves student residents to hotels

Auburn University sent an email to students on Tuesday announcing that it is closing Cambridge Hall and moving its 305 residents temporarily into hotels.

“In recent weeks, Auburn University discovered water intrusion issues at Cambridge Hall caused by severe rainstorms. When making repairs, additional moisture concerns developed and were further exacerbated by significant rainfall and severe heat and humidity throughout July and early August,” the university said in a statement provided to

Auburn will provide students with hotel accommodations until Aug. 30 and will give a $5,000 emergency allowance to assist with the costs associated with securing off-campus housing.

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