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.
Vice Chancellor, Administration
Director, Office of Emergency Management
If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.