Please be ready for a campus power outage from 5 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The outage is required as a primary metering cabinet is replaced.

This outage affects all buildings on the campus power grid. University Housing buildings that will not be affected include:

  • University Housing Office
  • Duncan Street Apartments
  • Pike House
  • Duncan House
  • Markham House
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)  


When will the power be off?

  • The power outage begins at 5 a.m. Tuesday. Not all of the campus will go dark at the same time.
  • Different parts of the campus will have power restored at different times.
  • All campus power will be restored no later than 6 a.m.
  • If by 6:30 a.m., the power is not back on in your facility, something is wrong. Call Power Distribution at 200-4986, and they will respond promptly to the problem.

What should you expect during the power outage?

  • No elevator service during the switching.
  • Possible interruption of campus networking services, though the primary and back up data centers will be operational. Consult IT Services if there are specific concerns.
  • No continuous space heating or air conditioning – However because of the short duration of the outage, buildings should have a stable space temperatures.
  • No fume hood exhaust, unless the hood exhaust system is on emergency power.

Facilities Management Department recommends

  • Shut down all computers, research instruments, servers, copy machines, routers and switches or any other electrical equipment.
  • Secure all lab activities and research materials where possible. Lab hood exhaust will be disrupted.
  • Stay out of the building elevators just prior to 5 a.m.

E-mail Scott Turley at with questions prior to the outage

Call University Police at 479-575-2222 if you need non-emergency help during the event. Call 911 for an emergency response.