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 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 2019 steam shutdown is scheduled to take place the week following Spring Commencement (May 5 – 10, 2019). There will not be a power outage during this time.
Annual Steam Shutdown
Sunday, May 5, Noon - Friday, May 10, Noon (tentative weather pending)
Please Note: There will not be heat or hot water in these buildings during the steam shutdown. There will be no distilled water from steam driven stills. Steam driven autoclaves/sterilizers will not be operational.
If there are questions or concerns with this plan, please contact Facilities Management at 487-2303.