Some buildings at Johnson C. Smith University were without water for more than 12 hours Thursday night into Friday.
Eyewitness News met student David McFadden as he was walking back to his room from the Irwin Belk Complex. He said he had to take a shower at the Sports Complex because of a water line leak.
He received an email Thursday night that his dorm and two others had no water. The University said the Duke Library and Student Union had reduced water pressure.
"We were like, man, what are we going to do," McFadden said.
Brittany Dorsett said she had basketball practice Thursday night and is glad she showered at the gym before she went home.
"Then we got to our rooms, try to use the restroom and it's not possible because there's no water," Dorsett said.
Students tell us they received emails, text alerts and saw signs posted around campus letting them know where to go for showers and for bathrooms. Some said they noticed a difference at lunch. The food was fine, but the drink machines weren't working.
"You couldn't even get regular water off the drink machine. You were getting it out of the Gatorade buckets they had," said Jonathan Lilly, a senior at JCSU.
The University said about 700 students living in the residence halls were impacted and that the water was turned back on around 2 p.m. Some students Eyewitness News spoke with said it was an inconvenience. Others said they understand that things happen.
"It's a pain but it just makes you appreciate what you have when you have," Dorsett said.
The University said it still doesn't know what caused the leak.