New asbestos testing has prompted University of Montana administrators to close a building on campus until further notice.

Classes, labs and other activities in McGill Hall will be rescheduled and information will be posted on all exterior doors of the building. UM is expanding testing to analyze the entirety of McGill Hall. This will take several days to complete and it's expected that the building closure will last for at least a couple of weeks.

There will be an informational meeting on the third floor of the University Center Theater tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 1) at noon. McGill Hall was constructed in 1953 and was originally called the Women's Center. It was remodeled in 2004 and an addition was added in 2009. An employee first noticed and asbestos concern last month and several offices were closed.

Along with Media Arts and Health and Human Performance Departments, McGill Hall also houses the ASUM Child Care Preschool.

We hope all goes well and that everyone's health is okay.

DB