As part of the Merryfield Hall renovation project, a steam shutdown will occur so that failing steam piping can be replaced. Temporary heating will be provided for the spaces that are occupied in the south end and east wing of the building.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Dave Raleigh at 541-230-0804 or Construction Manager Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193.

As part of the Kerr Admin Basement TI project, a planned power outage is necessary to update switch gear and electrical panels. Power will be shut down from 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 to 5 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 for this overnight duration for the electrical work and will affect normal power only for the entire south low-rise portion of Kerr Administration Building. This work is coordinated with Pacific Power.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Amy Keene at (541) 214-1038.

As part of the Magruder Expansion project, water and medical gas will be tied in to the LINAC building on the north end of Magruder Hall. There will be a domestic water shutdown to the Large Animal wing and a medical gas shutdown to the entire building at Magruder Hall. Water for the rest of the hospital will not be turned off.

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

In support of the Pharmacy chiller replacement project the building air handler unit will be shut down to treat and seal a drip pan. The shutdown will occur Sunday, October 20th from 7am to 7am on Monday October 21st.  The shutdown will affect air flow and heat throughout the building. 

For questions or comments on this closure contact Sean Olsen  at 541-737-2969. If there are lab-specific concerns about exhaust airflow contact EH&S at 541-737-2273.

Notice: Exhaust Fan Shutdown Ag. Life & Sciences Building

Effective Date(s): October 10, 2019 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Due to emergency repairs one of the exhaust fans for the Agricultural & Life Sciences Building will be shutdown tomorrow, October 10, from 7am to 4pm.  The other two exhaust fans will remain operational.  This will affect building pressurization and airflow building wide.  Fume hoods will still be operational but sashes should be left closed when not in use.

For questions or comments on this closure contact Richard Olsen at 541-737-7025. If there are lab-specific concerns about exhaust airflow contact EH&S at 541-737-2273.

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 (, director of facilities services. If you have questions or concerns regarding employee work time or leave, please contact Employee Relations (

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.