On November 4, southwestern Virginia suffers the worst flooding in its recorded history. Floodwaters engulf the western edge of the Hollins campus, and the lower levels of Dana Science Building, Moody Student Center, Fishburn Library, and the boiler plant are inundated. For 36 hours, the campus has no heat, power, or phone service. Hollins sustains roughly $4 million in damages. Classes are canceled and students are sent home for three weeks so that essential services can be restored.