DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: Southwest Residential Complex, Thoreau Hall
UMass Amherst will welcome State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan as it completes a
massive, voluntary retrofit to install fire sprinkler systems in all 45 residence halls, a $27 million commitment to student safety. More than 12,100 students in 7,163 rooms are now protected by the sprinkler systems.
A news conference will include a tour of a residence hall and a student room. Coan will make remarks and will be joined by UMass Amherst officials, including representatives from Residential Life, Environmental Health and Safety, and Facilities Planning.