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    March 22nd, 2012
    5:45 AM
    The University of Oregon is open and operating on regular schedule. Please use caution on campus and beware of walkways that may be slick. It is understood that some individuals may not be able to travel to campus during inclement weather.
    Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment in assessing the risk of coming to campus and returning home, based on individual circumstances. Be alert to changing conditions and check routes before venturing out. Conditions can vary considerably throughout the area.
    Students who are unable to make a scheduled exam should contact the appropriate faculty member about arrangements.


    Message from the Provost

    March 21st, 2012

    3/21/12, 10:40 AM


    As you know, we have delayed the University’s opening today and have had to reschedule some final exams because of the inclement weather. Examinations scheduled at 10:15 am on March 21 have been delayed until 1:00 pm on the same day. There are 58 students with tests scheduled at both 10:15 and 1:00. I would ask that you work with those students to accommodate their conflicting tests. I would also ask that you work to accommodate the needs of those students who may be unable to safely travel to campus today. Please see the University homepage for other weather-related information.

    Thanks to everyone for your efforts to accommodate students’ needs in these special circumstances.

    Be safe,


    Weather Alert

    March 21st, 2012

    3/21/12, 9:00 am

    Update: UO to open at 1 pm today. Due to inclement weather, the UO Eugene campus will open at 1 pm. Final exams scheduled for 10:15 am will be held at 1 pm today in the regularly scheduled locations. 1 pm exams will continue as scheduled in same locations. The Registrar is contacting faculty with any room conflicts.

    For faculty affected by the rescheduled exams, please contact UO Emergency Management at 541-346-8070 by 11 am if you are unable to hold finals today. Unless notified, the expectation is that the final will proceed.

    When traveling to campus today, please be on the lookout for falling branches and downed trees and proceed with caution.

    This site will include updates on any finals that might not continue because instructors are unable to travel to campus. Please check back throughout the morning for the most up to date information.



    Weather Alert

    March 21st, 2012

    3/21/12, 6:55am

    The University of Oregon is issuing a Weather Alert.

    UO Eugene campus closed until 10 am due to weather.

    For students with 8 a.m. finals scheduled, contact your faculty member.

    University of Oregon Human Resource Inclement Weather Policy

    Spring Break Campus-Wide Power Shutdown

    March 19th, 2012

    3/19/12. 8:07 AM

    Debbie Cadigan, Campus Relations Manager, Campus Operations
    Spring Break Campus Wide Power Shutdown

    Good Morning,
    In our continuing effort to improve campus utility systems reliability, a new co-generation (steam and electrical production)  system is under construction.  To ensure all systems perform as anticipated; it is imperative to test every aspect of the system prior to being placed into normal operation as equipment is installed and software programs are updated. These planned simulations are designed to encompass all types of campus and utility provider events and to test new systems to ensure they function as planned under normal operation and in the event an upset may occur.

    In the next several months, Campus Operations will be scheduling two planned shutdowns. The first one is to update existing CPS Switch house software in preparation for the new co-generation system. The second shutdown will be later this spring or summer when all equipment is in place and has been tested to the extent possible without effecting campus.

    Our intent is to schedule testing and shutdowns for minimal impact although we realize any shutdown impacts campus.
    Campus Operations planned campus-wide electrical shutdown will affect all campus facilities, except those few that receive their power directly from EWEB. See list below for buildings excluded.

    • On Tuesday, March 27th & Wednesday, March 28th from 3:30am to 7:30am each day, campus will experience intermittent outages, lasting from several seconds to several minutes, while testing is being performed. Standby power will also experience intermittent outages.
    • On Tuesday, March 27th & Wednesday, March 28th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am each day, testing will continue. Although we do not anticipate any intermittent outages, there will be a potential for interruptions during this 60 minutes each day.

    Elevators will be shut down and posted, egress lighting will experience the intermittent outages but will immediately come back on.

    After the shutdown has been completed, Campus Operations personnel will be sure HVAC systems, elevators and other equipment are reset.

    Make sure all sensitive electronics, including computers and printers, are turned off or disconnected prior to this shutdown.  Be sure everyone in your department is aware of this.

    We regret any inconvenience this may cause. For questions please contact Del McGee or Jeff Madsen at electric@uoregon.edu or call Campus Operations customer service desk at 346-2319.

    Buildings on EWEB power that will not be affected by this shutdown:

    AAA Woodshop
    Alder Hall
    Agate Hall/Agate House
    Autzen Complex
    Baker Center
    Barnhart Hall
    Fine Arts (Site 125)
    Greenhouses 109, 110, 111
    HEP Rainier Building
    Howe Field
    Innovation Center
    LERC/Military Science
    Matthew Knight Arena
    Millrace Studios 1,2,3
    Moss Street Childcare
    MNCH 107, 115, 116
    Riley Hall
    MNCH (1724 Moss) 134, 135
    Riverfront Research Park
    Specialized Training 582,603
    Trailers 054, 055, 057, 058
    U of O Annex
    Vet. Services Quonset 108
    Facilities Quonsets 128, 132
    10th & Mill
    Peace Health North

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