The Division of Finance and Administration and University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations are working closely with our energy utility, Pacific Power, on a plan to improve the safety and reliability of the Corvallis campus power grid. 

This effort calls for planned, short term power outages on campus to make necessary updates. OSU and Pacific Power will provide advance notice and back-up power resources to minimize the impact of these short-term outages.

The planned outage scheduled for September 10-12, 2020 along SW Campus Way has been CANCELLED. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the power outage, please contact Joe Majeski, director of facilities services. 


CANCELLED - September 10-12, 2020 planned outage scheduled along sw campus way 

July 18 Planned outage along sw jefferson way and sw campus way completed




CANCELLED - Planned Outage SW Campus Way: September 10 - 12, 2020

There will be a planned power outage beginning Thursday, September 10 starting at 5 A.M. and lasting until Saturday, September 12 at 7 A.M. so that Pacific Power can replace switches and cables that feed various buildings along SW Campus Way. 

*IT is working to programmatically address restarting computers for people using Remote Desktop. They will be following up with users that are known to be impacted to let them know what to expect.*


  • Bexell Hall will be without power during the entirety of the outage.
  • Milam Hall will be on backup power during the entirety of the outage.
  • Kidder Hall will be on partial backup power.

The following buildings will experience limited electrical service interruptions and will be without power for approximately two hours at the start of the project (Thursday, September 10 from 5 to 7 A.M.) and two hours at the end of the project (Saturday, September 12 from 5 to 7 A.M.):

  • Batcheller Hall
  • Community Hall
  • Covell Hall
  • Dearborn Hall
  • Gleeson Hall
  • Gilbert Addition
  • Graf Hall
  • Gilkey Hall
  • Merryfield Hall
  • Milne Computer Center
  • Rogers Hall


During these service interruptions, we expect that most employees’ work schedules will not be impacted. However, hourly classified employees and salaried non-exempt classified and unclassified employees scheduled to work when buildings are without power should consult with their supervisors regarding work schedules during these temporary interruptions. For more information regarding work scheduling, please refer to the instructions regarding Interruptions of University Operations.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur temporarily during these important power grid improvements. Meanwhile, the university’s Power Grid Updates website has the latest information and frequently asked questions about planned updates and service interruptions.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the power outage, please contact Joe Majeski, director of facilities services. If you have questions or concerns regarding employee work time or leave, please contact Employee Relations.