Monday, September 09, 2013

[055] Power outage set Aug. 18-19 for some MTSU buildings

MURFREESBORO — University visitors should be aware that some campus buildings will be without electricity during a scheduled Aug. 18-19 power outage at MTSU.

About 19 MTSU buildings and/or sites will have no electricity from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, and another 15 will be dark on Monday, Aug. 19, while utility crews complete connections on the university’s underground electrical project.

The MTSU Post Office inside the Keathley University Center will be closed all day Monday as a result. Campus mail delivery and pickup will be conducted as scheduled, Mail and Distribution Services Manager Cathy Watts said, but mail won’t be processed until the next day.

The two-day power outage has been scheduled after Saturday’s summer commencement ceremony to ensure that the fewest students, faculty and staff would be affected, since summer classes will be over. Similar brief outages have occurred this year while the electrical project moved into its final phases.

Fall 2013 classes begin at MTSU on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Those planning visits to the buildings scheduled for the Aug. 18-19 power outage should call or email in advance for schedule information or temporary locations, university officials said.

Power for each of the affected buildings will be turned off at 8 a.m. each day and turned back on at 5 p.m. Buildings included in the Sunday power outage are:

·       the Bayer-Travis, Hastings and Haynes-Turner Complexes, along with Maintenance Building F, the Warehouse and Storage Warehouse;
·       the Holmes Building, Holmes Modular Addition, Holmes Parking Garage and the Telecommunications Building;
·       the Tennessee Livestock Center, Sheds A, B and C and the RV Parking Area;
·       the Vocational Agriculture and Horticulture Buildings and the university greenhouse;
·       the Printing Services Building;
·       Scarlett Commons;
·       the Messer job trailer and the COGENeration Plant.

Buildings included in the Monday power outage are:
  • Beasley, Gracy, Jones and Judd Halls and the Woodmore Cafeteria;
  • the Davis Science Building, Wiser-Patten Science Hall, the Strobel Biology Annex and the new Science Building;
  • the Ellington Human Sciences Building and the Ellington Human Sciences Annex;
  • the Keathley University Center;
  • Peck Hall;
  • the Photography Building; and
  • the Saunders Fine Arts Building.

For more information about the scheduled power outage, contact MTSU’s Construction Administration Office at 615-898-2967.

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