Public Service Announcement
Extended Campus Power Outage Planned for Sunday
Outage will impact dozens of buildings, residential buildings starting at 6:30 a.m. Sunday and last up to 12 hours
Dozens of buildings on campus will experience an extended power outage on Sunday to repair a portion of the power grid for the University of Mississippi.
The outage will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. The outage is expected to last up to 12 hours, although every effort will be made to complete the repairs more quickly.
The East Campus Electrical Modifications Project is a major electrical upgrade that has been underway on campus for the last 12 months. On March 15, a faulty grounded circuit was energized, causing damage to a connector outside the UM sub-station. The sub-station was repaired on March 18, but preliminary tests have resulted in a conductor reading of “questionable.”
If one of the energized 7,200 volt connectors fails, the university could experience a more prolonged outage that would take days to repair. Therefore, the best plan of action is to make necessary repairs Sunday, March 24. Those repairs require shutting off the power during this work.
The outage is expected to impact the following buildings:
Academic and administrative buildings
- Barnard Observatory
- Brevard Hall
- Carrier House (Chancellor's Home)
- Lenoir Hall
- Music Hall
- Student Health
- Residence Hall 1
- Residence Hall 2
- Residence Hall 3
- Residential Parking Garage
- Brown Hall
- Hefley Hall
- Northgate Apartments
- Stewart Hall
- All Fraternities and Sororities
Any student housing residents who need assistance during the outage are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check all items in refrigerators after power has been restored.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we make these necessary repairs