Elon University's internet crashed on Wednesday afternoon due to construction on the new McEwen Dining Hall. Connectivity was restored at 3:30 p.m.

Patrick Donohue, assistant CIO and director of campus technology support, said he did not know an exact time when the internet would be back up and running again.

But, the Technology Service Desk told Elon News Network and around 2:20 p.m. that Wi-Fi would return to campus "within the next hour."

"McEwen Dining Hall construction hit some underground line," Donohue said. "We are still trying to assess what was hit." 

Elon Planning, Design and Construction Management reported cutting off internet access at the School of Communications, Long Pavillion and Steers Pavillion. 

Multiple students began reporting problems accessing the internet around 1:00 p.m. 

In a technology update sent out to undergradate students at 4:45 p.m. via email, the Technology Service Desk said the Wi-Fi services on campus have been restored. The email also reported Elon's TV streaming service, Philo, was temporarily down.