In order to complete permanent repairs related to Monday’s electrical incident in front of Clark Hall, power to nine campus buildings will be turned off from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.
The planned power outage will affect six residence halls: Clark, Fitzgerald, Hayes, Hendrick, Randall and Whitaker, as well as Neubig Hall, Cornish and Van Hoesen halls and the Education Building. During the shutdown, all six residence halls will be open and can be occupied by the students and staff, while Neubig and the lecture halls affected will be closed and off limits.
Students should plan around the outage accordingly. The Memorial Library, Corey Union and the Interfaith Center will be open for students during the power outage. All three locations have Internet access.
Neubig will be closed for breakfast and lunch Saturday and will reopen at 5 p.m. for dinner.
Breakfast will instead be available in the Dragon’s Court in Corey Union from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. The Dragon’s Court will serve lunch and dinner from noon until 8 p.m. Raquette Pizza will open at 11 a.m.
The Children's Museum, a program set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center, located in the Education Building, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Other Children's Museum events scheduled for this semeter will take place.
The Tomik Fitness Facility in Van Hoesen Hall is open on a revised schedule Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. During the period that Tomik is closed, the campus community is encouraged to make use of the Woods Fitness Facility in the Park Center, which will be open that day for regular hours from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The work must be done to repair a high-voltage line that malfunctioned and caused a small explosion in an underground electrical vault in front of Clark Hall.