Law enforcement determined the package was not a threat and the affected buildings have been reopened.
A suspicious package on campus is being evaluated by law enforcement officials near Cascade Annex and Pacific Hall. A limited evacuation in the area is underway as a precaution. Please avoid the area until further notice.
The University of Oregon Police Department reported at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday that a fire had been put out at the Hamilton complex.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal will investigate.
Earlier in the day, University of Oregon Emergency Management and Continuity received notification that Dunn Hall (Hamilton) had been evacuated as well as the kitchen in that complex. The report was of a fire in a garbage can in the basement.
Fire trucks responded.
“A small fire started in the basement of Dunn hall and the residence hall was evacuated,” university spokesperson Phil Weiler said. “The fire is out and Eugene fire is now venting smoke out fo the building so that people can return to their rooms.”
Located on the eastern edge of campus across from Bean, Hamilton is a complex of 10 smaller halls housing nearly 800 students.
Eugene Fire has issued an all-clear for Tingle in the Hamilton Complex.
On Monday, March 18, 2013, there was a small fire in the stairwell of a University of Oregon residence hall. The fire was quickly extinguished. Tingle Hall (part of Hamilton Hall) is currently evacuated while Eugene Fire Department and university officials conduct investigations about the cause of the fire and clean up the fire extinguisher debris.
Earlier this afternoon (Feb. 21), UO Police Department dispatchers received a non-first-person report via telephone of a person with a gun in Prince Lucien Campbell Hall. Eugene Police officers responded and UO Police Department officers assisted.
It was discovered that the report was untrue.
UO Police and Eugene Police are continuing to follow up on the mistaken report.
Due to diligent work through the night by the Campus Operations team, power has been restored to all campus buildings. Hot water will be restored today. Campus is operating on normal schedule.
Power Outage Q&A
What happened today?
A power failure occurred in the southwest section of the University of Oregon campus. A series of malfunctions were reported from the underground tunnels that deliver utility services through the 295-acre campus. As a result, intermittent power outages occurred and some buildings continue to be without power.
No one was injured in the incident that resulted in visible smoke above ground and inside the University Health Center. The University Health Center was evacuated and a two-block section of Agate Street, from 13th to 15th Avenues, was closed for approximately two hours.
What is the university doing to fix the problem?
Campus Operations is working as quickly as possible to restore electricity to all affected buildings and many are back up and running at this time. However, several buildings are still without power, including many UO Housing residence and dining halls, including Carson Hall, Hamilton Hall, Bean Hall, Living Learning Center, Earl Hall and Walton Hall. University Housing is working with campus officials to restore power as quickly as possible.
For UO Housing residents
Is power going to be restored tonight?
Campus Operations is working as quickly as possible to safety restore power to all affected buildings. Residence hall students in the affected buildings will be provided with additional lighting assistance and increased campus safety presence this evening.
Can I sleep in my room tonight?
Yes. Arrangements have been made for students to shower at the Student Recreation Center until 11:30 p.m. tonight. The building will reopen at 6 a.m. tomorrow. IDs will be required as usual. Please bring own towels. In addition, flashlights are available and additional campus safety presence will be visible throughout campus.
How can I get a flashlight?
Flashlights are available beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Housing Service Center at Global Scholars Hall.
Are dining halls open tonight? Can I use my points?
Barnhart Dining located in Barnhart Hall and the Fresh Marketcafe located in the Global Scholars Hall will be open for regular dining hours tonight. Students will be able to use points or cash as normal.
How can I charge my mobile devices?
There will be a power charging station at the library at the Global Scholars Hall for all residents.
Who can I call if I have a question?
Check this site for additional updates. Students can contact the University Housing office until 7 p.m. at 541-346-4277 or the Housing Service Center at Global Scholars Hall at 541-346-9114.
What if I need special accommodations?
Students needing special accommodations should go to the Housing Service Center at Global Scholars Hall at 541-346-9114.
What about my evening class in the Living Learning Center?
Students enrolled in classes scheduled to take place at the LLC this evening should contact the professor for any updates.
Are there evening activities planned?
Additional student programming is planned tonight on campus, including a BCS championship game watch party at the Global Scholars Hall Great Room and Fresh Marketcafé. In addition, regularly scheduled activities are at the Student Recreation Center and Erb Memorial Union.
The Testing Center will be reopening at 1:00 pm and the Counseling Center will open at 2:00 pm.
Agate Street is now open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.