Annual Utility Outages


Facilities Management developed a 5-year rotating plan to service the 12,470-volt switchgear and associated breakers on campus.  The campus electrical distribution system depends on this equipment being in good working condition.  We understand that shutting off the steam and power can be inconvenient, but by taking a proactive approach and planning this maintenance in May, we reduce the chance of an unplanned failure during the academic year.

The 2023 steam shutdown and power outage schedule will take place the week following Spring Commencement (April 30 - May 5,2023). 

2023 Annual Steam Shutdown

Sunday, April 30 at Noon to Friday, May 5 at Noon

Please Note: There will not be heat or hot water in the affected buildings during the steam shutdown. There will be no distilled water available from the steam-driven stills. Steam-driven autoclaves/sterilizers will not be operational.

  • Administration Building
  • Annex
  • Academic Office Building (AOB)
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH)
  • Dillman
  • DOW
  • Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC)
  • Facilities
  • Fisher
  • Forestry
  • Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)
  • Hillside Place
  • Library
  • McNair Hall
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM)
  • Memorial Union Building (MUB)
  • Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M)
  • Rekhi
  • ROTC
  • Rozsa
  • Student Development Complex (SDC)
  • Wadsworth Hall
  • Walker

2023 Annual Power Outage

Power Outage 1 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 until 6:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4

Power Outage 2 - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4 until 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 5

Please Note: In most cases, elevators, fume hoods, exhaust fans, ventilation equipment, normal lighting, plug-in appliances, and plug-in equipment will not operate during the power outage.

  • Administration Building
  • ATDC
  • Chem-Sci
  • Memorial Union Building
  • Van Pelt Library
  • Student Development Complex
  • Football Field
  • Ice Arena

Buildings with Power but No Phone or Internet

  • Alumni House
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Facilities
  • Meese Center
  • O'Conner House / GSG
  • Tech Trails

If there are questions or concerns with this plan, please contact Facilities Management at 487-2303.