UPDATE: Campus Power Outage

October 9, 2019

 Vice Chancellor, Administration


Update on Campus Power Outage 

The planned PG&E power outage that will impact the core campus is expected to occur sometime this afternoon. We encourage the campus community to continue to prepare and to take safety precautions.

During the power outage many campus areas and buildings will be dark, which could make navigating the campus more difficult and raise personal safety concerns. For that reason, we encourage members of the campus community to not make unnecessary trips to campus during the power outage. 

As we indicated yesterday, all classes are cancelled today and employees are encouraged to stay home unless they are critical employees.  The campus is not closed but services are limited. Many residence halls will be without power. Subterranean parking areas are closed. Elevators should be avoided.

Some information has changed since yesterday’s Cal Message and information continues to unfold, consequently, for the latest and most updated information, please  go to: news.berkeley.edu   

Tips and additional information can be found here:

UCPD Night Safety tips: https://ucpd.berkeley.edu/campus-safety/night-safety-tips

Suggestions for getting through a power loss: https://mailchi.mp/haas/some-suggestions-for-getting-through-a-power-shutoff?e=a7d0a7d92f

Information for students and others who live off campus in the city of Berkeley: https://www.jessearreguin.com/blog-1/psps

Parking lot closures: https://pt.berkeley.edu/October9Closures

Regarding Thursday classes and campus operations, campus leaders are reviewing the latest information from PG&E and will announce that decision early this afternoon.

We will continue to be in touch with additional information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Marc Fisher
Vice Chancellor, Administration

Alicia Johnson
Director, Office of Emergency Management



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