A planned power service interruption will occur on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 5 a.m. and last through Friday, September 6, at 7 a.m. The work to be performed by Pacific Power includes replacing switches and cables that feed certain buildings along Southwest Jefferson Way.

Impacted Buildings

The following buildings will be open and operating on backup power:

  • Snell Hall
  • McAlexander Fieldhouse

The following buildings will experience limited electrical service interruptions and will be without power for approximately two hours on Thursday, September 5, from 5 to 7 a.m. and two hours on Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 a.m.:

  • Buxton Hall
  • Callahan Hall
  • Cauthorn Hall
  • Fairbanks Hall
  • Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center
  • Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center
  • Hawley Hall
  • Heckart Lodge
  • Joyce Collin Furman Hall
  • Kerr Administration Building
  • Langton Hall
  • McNary Dining Hall
  • McNary Hall
  • Moreland Hall
  • Pharmacy Building
  • Poling Hall
  • Reed Lodge
  • Waldo Hall
  • Weatherford Hall
  • West Dining Hall
  • Wilson Hall 

Instructions for Affected Employees

During these service interruptions, we expect that most employees’ work schedules will not be impacted. However, hourly classified employees and salaried non-exempt classified and unclassified employees scheduled to work when buildings are without power should consult with their supervisors regarding work schedules during these temporary interruptions. For more information regarding work scheduling, please refer to the instructions regarding Interruptions of University Operations.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur temporarily during these important power grid improvements. Meanwhile, the university’s Power Grid Updates website has the latest information and frequently asked questions about planned updates and service interruptions.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Joe Majeski (Joseph.Majeski@oregonstate.edu), director of facilities services. If you have questions or concerns regarding employee work time or leave, please contact Employee Relations (Employee.Relations@oregonstate.edu).

The building air fans will be shut down one at a time to perform preventive maintenance and change air filters in Ag. Life & Sciences September 4, 2019 6:00 am – 11:00 am. Building occupants may notice slight pressure & airflow changes throughout the building.

For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.

As part of the Alumni Center HVAC Replacement project, the contractor is replacing air conditioning units on top of the facility. The parking lot to the east of the building will be closed (map). The crane work is anticipated to be completed by 2:00pm.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager Christina Vinson at (503) 420-1031.

As part of the Washington Way Reconstruction project, the contractor will be potholing utilities along the road corridor in preparation for design/construction. They will have flaggers as needed. Potholes in the roadway may cause minor delays controlled by flagging.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager Aaron Collett at (541) 207-2780.

As part of the Pharmacy 509 Chiller project, shut down of Pharmacy Air-Handler #1 for duct repair and insulation. This work is rescheduled from last week due to contractor emergency work that occurred during our scheduled duct cleaning.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager John Doty at (541) 740-8302.

Scheduled: Campus Wide Generator Testing

Effective Date(s): September 2019

Facilities Services will be performing annual load bank testing for the below listed building emergency/ stand-by generators.  Each test will take approximately 3 hours. There may be excessive noise and possible exhaust fume odors associated with testing.  Each generator will be refueled after testing.

Week of September 2nd

  • Burt Hall
  • Dearborn Hall
  • Milne Computer Center
  • The Valley Library

Saturday September 7th

  • Kerr Administration Building
  • Kerr Administration Building Telecomm

Week of September 9th

  • Pharmacy
  • Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Lab
  • John L. Fryer Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory Salmon Disease Lab #1
  • Research Way Building

Week of September 16th

  • Portable #3
  • Portable #4

For questions or comments on this notice contact, Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.