Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins

April 2020

April 13th Building 014, 016 and 168 Exterior Lighting along Trent Lane

April 9th Building 090 Fire Alarm Testing

April 8th Building 174 Fire Alarm Testing

April 7th Building 077 Fire Alarm Testing

April 7th Building 072 Prairie Hall Non-Essential Power

April 3rd Until September Building 073 West Wing Services Shutdown

April 3rd Building 044 Fire Alarm Testing

March 2020 Until April 2020

March 31st Until April 2nd Building 050 Roofing Work

March 30th Building 039 Fire Alarm Testing

March 9th Until April 3rd Building 073 Fire Alarm System

March 2nd Until April 3rd Building 073 Fire Alarm System

January 2020 - April 2020

January 20th Until April 3rd Building 056 and 073 Tunnel Cable Work

January 20th Until April 3rd Building 073 Fire Alarm Work

November 2019 - August 2020 

November 21st 2019 Until August 31st 2020 Building 068 Electrical Supply in Area under Construction

Smith Lane Sidewalk Closure
For safety reasons a portion of the sidewalk along Smith Lane where it intersects with College Avenue will be closed due to construction activities currently underway at the Former VMI Building 046. Closure signage will be posted at the sidewalk.
Closure is effective immediately until an anticipated re-opening in the spring of 2020 when the sidewalk signage will be removed. 

October 2019 Until March 2021

October 7th 2019 Until March 9th 2021 Building 068 MacKinnon Building Construction and Renovations 

April 2019 Until August 2020

April 29th 2019 Until August 2020 Building 046 Partial Closure for Construction

Future Annual Utilities Shutdowns

To provide the campus community with the opportunity to plan future activities, Physical Resources has developed a standard time frame for the annual electrical and steam systems maintenance shutdowns.
The shutdowns are necessary to perform essential preventive maintenance on these systems.


Yearly campus wide electrical shutdowns will take place each year on the last Saturday in April.
These shutdowns are to do preventive maintenance on our aging electrical infrastructure. The theory of course is that good preventive maintenance on critical equipment will minimize disruptive emergency outages. We ask that departments plan their activities well in advance and avoid these dates. These dates represent the least disruptive window of opportunity to do this work. Buildings will be without regular power for the duration of the shutdown. Emergency lighting, as provided by the campus essential power system, will not be affected. As the shutdown dates approach, we will issue more detailed information. Queries shall be directed to Doug Doel, Manager, Electrical Design, extension 53459 or email

Standardizing Shutdowns

Standardizing shutdown times will allow departments to plan their activities well in advance so as not to cause undue disruption. In particular, it is important that no major special events be planned during these shutdowns. Arranging temporary power or steam supplies is very expensive and generally will not be provided. If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Steve Nyman, Director, Maintenance and Energy Services at extension 52014 or email