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).

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.

Concrete and Pump trucks will be parked outside the east entry of Dixon Recreation Center. The east side entrance will remain open during concrete pour however, staff members will reroute east entrance traffic through the maintenance hallway to the locker rooms.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Dave Raleigh at (541) 230-0804.

GBC Construction will be placing the new chiller on the roof of Dixon Recreation Center beginning at 6pm on Tuesday July 23rd. Parking between Dixon and Goss Stadium will be closed beginning at 6am Tuesday 7/23. Work is expected to be completed by 6am on Wednesday 7/24. Short-term parking for pickup/drop off of recreational equipment rentals will be accommodated throughout the day on 7/23.