Planned power outage on campus Wed., Nov. 27

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the first day of Thanksgiving recess, we will be working with CWLP to replace the 40-year-old, and failing, aluminum electrical feed to our main switchgear room with a copper line. This will result in a power outage of approximately eight hours.  The buildings that will be without power are Sangamon, Menard and Cass.  We have been working with the ITS Department to ensure that we maintain phone and data service.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is a necessary step toward improving our electrical efficiency and maintaining and meeting the standards that exist elsewhere on campus.

Thank youHugh Garvey, assistant vice president, construction