Power outage planned for parts of main campus this weekend

Wires plugged into power bar

A number of buildings at Brock University’s main campus in St. Catharines will be shutdown for planned maintenance and utility upgrades this weekend.

The Schmon Tower, Thistle Complex, Decew and Vallee Residences and the Central Utilities Building will all be powered down and closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, May 10 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

The Cairns Family Health and Bioscience and Research Complex will also be impacted. All equipment in the building will be powered down with the exception of critical systems. The Cairns Complex will close on Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. and is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, May 11 at noon.

All doors will be locked and swipe card access will be unavailable at these buildings during these times.

Internet access, including wireless, will also not be available in the buildings undergoing maintenance. However, telephones, including emergency phones in elevators, will be fully functional in these areas.

For emergency-only access to any of these affected areas during the shutdown, please contact Campus Security Services (x3200) to make arrangements.

In all affected areas, faculty and staff are reminded to clean out fridges and remove anything that is at risk of spoilage prior to leaving for the weekend on Friday, May 10.

In the unlikely event that power cannot be restored to these areas by 10 a.m. on Saturday, information will be posted on the Brock home page (under “News”). Every effort will be made to communicate this decision by 7 a.m.

The rest of the University’s main and east campuses will have normal power and will be operational as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joanne Phelan, customer service co-ordinator, at x3717 or facilitiesmangement@brocku.ca, or Cassie Kelly, director of Maintenance and Operations Services at x3533 or cassie.kelly@brocku.ca

View the Facilities Management’s shutdown bulletin online.

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