As part of the Community Hall Slope Project, Oregon State University will begin work in early July 2021 to update the area shown in the map image below to provide access through this portion of OSU’s Corvallis campus for all people. ADA improvements related to the project will also require reconstruction of building entrances to Gladys Valley, the Pharmacy Building and Joyce Collin Furman Hall. There will be an open entrance to each building at all times. 

We will work to accommodate the needs of users working within the project area, but there will be disruptions to many day-to-day activities. If you have specific concerns regarding this project and how it may impact you or your work, please contact with Construction Manager Lindsey Austin at 541-990-7720, to work through any issues.

Community Hall Slope Project area map

Update:  Annual steam shutdown has been extended due to asbestos contamination in a portion of the tunnel. All steam activity had to be delayed for the environmental cleanup contractor to remove and dispose of the asbestos in a safe manner. Restoration of steam distribution will begin on Monday June 21, 2021 at 6:00 am and it is expected to be fully restored by noon on Monday.

Scheduled: Annual Steam Shutdown-Campus Wide

Effective Date(s): June 13, 8:00 pm- June 17, 2021 3:00 pm

Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building.  This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide.  The steam shutdown for 2021 will occur June 13th 8:00 pm – June 17th, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

The industrial hot & cold water will be shut down in Ag. Life Sciences Building June 23, 2021 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm to repair several failed valves in the building. This will affect most of the labs in the building and any equipment supplied by industrial water. Restrooms should not be affected.

For questions or comments on this notice contact, Dennis Reichhuber  at 541-737-7683.

As part of the Poling Hall window replacement project, the north lane of Intramural Lane south of Cauthorn and Poling Halls will be closed. In addition, the sidewalk to the east of Poling, along Weatherford Way, will be closed, as will the east entrance to the quad interior between Poling and Buxton Halls. There will be sidewalks closed inside the quad as well. Parking spots south of Cauthorn and Poling Halls will be closed. Work is scheduled to take place between 6am-4pm daily, starting on Monday, June 14  until Friday, September 3, 2021 (view map).

For questions or comments on this closure, contact project support Josh Walsh at 541-737-0927.

As part of the Fairbanks Hall renovation project, abatement work is scheduled to start on Monday, June 21, 2021. Five parking spaces and one service parking space on the east side of the Fairbanks Hall parking lot (Lot # 3301) will remain offline for campus and public use for approx. five to six weeks.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact construction manager Amy Keene at 541-214-1038.

Fairbanks Hall parking lot (Lot #3301) area map

For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, electrical trenching and vault placement will take place along SW Washington Way near the Magruder Hall Northeast Lot (parking lot #3360) in the evenings after business hours. Parking lot #3360 will be closed in the evenings to provide access for construction vehicles. Work is scheduled to start after 5 p.m. on the evenings of Wednesday, May 26 through Friday, May 28, 2021. This ongoing work supports Pacific Power’s power infrastructure and prepares for future upgrades to SW Washington Way.

For questions or comments on this work, contact Torre Oberg, project manager with Magnum Power, at 360-703-7432, or OSU Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780. Magnum Power is the contractor working with Pacific Power.

Parking Lot #3360 area map

As part of the Owen Hall Renovation Project, Campus Way in front of Owen Hall will be narrowed by 12 feet for a concrete pump and concrete truck. There will be a 8-10 foot lane that will remain open. Work is scheduled to take place between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. daily, starting on Wednesday, May 26, and again on Friday, May 28, 2021.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager John Doty at 541-740-8302 or Construction Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760.

Campus Way area map

3:20 pm Update: Power has been restored

Contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969 if you notice other areas without power or if there are issues with equipment not resetting.


Portions of OSU’s Corvallis Campus may have recently experienced a power bump. Currently, Johnson Hall,  Hovland Hall, and Gilmore Annex are experiencing power outages.  Pacific Power is still investigating the cause of the outage and OSU Facilities Services is working to identify if there are any additional buildings affected. Pacific Power estimates the power to be restored by 4:30 pm. Contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969 if you notice other areas without power or if there are issues with equipment not resetting.

If you need emergency assistance, contact the Department of Public Safety at 541-737-7000.