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 and power outage is scheduled to take place the week following Spring Commencement (May 5 – 10, 2019).
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.
Annual Power Outages
Wednesday, May 8 at 6pm - Thursday, May 9 at 6am
Thursday, May 9 at 6pm - Friday, May 10 at 6am
|ROTC||Academic Office Building||Alumni House||Annex|
In most cases elevators, fume hoods, exhaust fans, ventilation equipment, normal lighting, plug-in appliances and plug-in equipment will not operate during the outage. Information Technology will turn off all network equipment in the affected buildings for these outages starting at 5 p.m. on the days of the outage.
Buildings with power, but NO internet or phone:
|Gates Tennis Center||Little Huskies|
|US Forest Service Labs||EMS/SLS Garage|
If there are questions or concerns with this plan, please contact Facilities Management at 487-2303.
If you have any questions about the IT outage during these times, contact IT help at firstname.lastname@example.org or 487-1111.