East Carolina needs to spend a half-million bucks on new dorm doors.
The university has asked the UNC system to authorize a $564,000 new capital project to replace 310 doors on Aycock Residence Hall.
That's 300 doors to dorm rooms and 10 entry doors.
The doors on this dorm, which was built in 1960, are in poor shape and require some customization, according to a UNC system memo.
The work will include the installation of new hinges, new doro closers and new, ADA-compliant hardware. Until the doors are replaced, the dorm won't meet state life safety guidelines set by the state building code.
Quoth the UNC system memo, in part: "ECU's maintenance history shows that residence hall doors must withstand slamming, kicking and general horse play by residents."