Erie campus closes due to water main break

For current information and updates on the Erie campus closure and evacuation, check your Mercyhurst email and the Mercyhurst website at

While many students thought this moment would never happen, Mercyhurst University is closing due to a water main break in Erie.

Today at 12:30 p.m. all classes and activities on the Erie campus are cancelled. Classes are expected to resume by Monday, Jan. 28.

For sanitation reasons, all students are to leave their on-campus residency by 8 p.m. tonight and return home through the weekend. Administration asks that if a friend or roommate cannot make it home, that you invite them to go home with you.

If you are unable to leave campus, contact Residence Life at with your name and residence. If water loss also results in the loss of heat, contact ResLife or Police & Safety at (814) 824-2304 and alternative housing arrangements will be made.

Egan Dining Hall will remain open with a limited menu and portable toilets will be stationed around campus.

For updates, be sure to check your email and the Mercyhurst website.