ROCK HILL - Winthrop University officials expect classes to be held as scheduled today.
Classes were canceled Monday at the campus in the wake of a fire that burned nearly 24 hours in one of the newest academic buildings, Owens Hall.
Officials haven't said how much damage the fire in the three-story building caused. The fire was primarily concentrated beneath the roof of the $6.5 million building that opened in 2007.
While an official fire cause hasn't been determined, investigators are looking at the building's mechanicals as a possible culprit.
Officials said they expect that the roof and much of the building's interior will have to be replaced because of smoke and water damage.
Owens Hall houses 18 classrooms equipped with SMART technology, a computer lab, two conference rooms and a student lounge.
Winthrop's spring break is scheduled for next week, and some students could face disruptions in the locations of their midterm exams this week, according to a statement from the university.
- The (Rock Hill) Herald