The fire system has been restored and the monitoring system is back online. Fire watch is no longer needed.



Notice:  Immediate Public Safety Fire Monitoring System Outage – Campus Wide

Effective Date(s): January 28, 2015


Due to unknown reasons the Phoenix fire monitoring system at Public Safety has failed.  All the buildings need to be on fire watch at this time.  Please contact 911 or Public Safety 737-3010 if you see signs of fire.  A second notification will follow when services have been restored.


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

Addressing Power Needs on the Corvallis Campus

Our electrical utility provider, PP&L, is requesting to schedule an electrical shutdown either Saturday, February 14, 2015  or Sunday, February 15, 2015. Their maintenance work will be in Milam Hall, but it will affect several other buildings and is expected to last 6 hours, from 8am-2pm. They are requesting a “best” date for the work to be done (either Saturday or Sunday).   As always, if this is a bad weekend for the circuit to be de-energized, we can push back and request another date.

Please let the Facilities Services Electrical Shop know as soon as possible if this will affect any research on campus.

Buildings affected by the outage:

  • Batcheller Hall
  • Bexell Hall
  • Covell Hall
  • Graf Hall
  • Kidder Hall
  • Merryfield Hall – West half
  • Milam Hall

Facilities Services Electrical Shop will be available to discuss and provide for any departmental needs affecting research or safety during this proposed electrical outage.  Please contact Stuart Larson, 541-737-8313, or Facilities Services, 541-737-2969, with any concerns.

JeffersonWay 1.19.15As part of the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) Project, Jefferson Way will be closed from 30th Street to Sackett Place on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 7:00 am – 9:30 am,  so that a lowboy trailer can pick up a small crane from the LInC site and haul it away from campus. Appropriate flaggers will be onsite to safely direct all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Street parking may be affected sporadically.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Amy Keene at 541-737-1145.


ADA Ramp 01.29.15As part of the LInC project, improvements are being made to surrounding exterior building areas. Work at the west side of the Women’s Building will require closure of the Women’s Building west ADA ramp beginning Thursday January 29, 2015, at 7:00 am through mid-February or until further notice. Signage will be posted redirecting people to the Women’s Building north ADA entrance.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Amy Keene at 541-737-1145.

As part of the Batcheller Hall Walkway Improvements, the south entrance of the building will be closed from January 23-February 3, 2015 to replace the entrance walk and concrete pad for bicycling parking. Bike parking will be temporaily relocated to the adjacent lawn. The building can be accessed via Covell Hall or the stairs from the north side.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Ned Nabeta at 541-954-0294.

Withycombe Drive 01.08.15The driveway between Withycombe Hall and the East Greenhouses will be closed January 12, 2015 – February 6, 2015 to allow for improvements to the sidewalk crossing  the east end of the driveway.  This will require shutting down the east end of the driveway at Campus Way.  This work is anticipated to start next Monday, January 12th.  The entrance off of SW 30th will remain open.  The loading and service parking spaces on the opposite side of Campus Way will also need to be closed during construction.  Passage through Campus Way will be maintained. Be aware that there will be some demolition noises and that there is potential for dust/mud during this project.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Ned Nabeta at 541-954-0294.

Cordley Lot south 01.07.15As part of the Cordley Hall parking and walkway improvements project, the south portion of the Cordley Hall Lot (#3315) will be closed January 7, 2015 – February 6, 2015 to accommodate accessibility modifications to the parking lot. Several of the bike racks in the area will also be unavailable during this time. There will be some demolition/construction noise during this time as well as the possibility of some dust and mud which will be controlled by the contractor.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Ned Nabeta at 541-954-0294.