Campus Closure June 7, 2011

Update (2:40 a.m., Wednesday, June 8)

Crews have successfully restored power to most of campus. Campus will be open as of 3 a.m. today.

Resident students who need additional information should call 443-612-0100. University Health Services and University Counseling Services remain closed. For any campus emergency, please call the UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.


Update (7:50 p.m.)

The campus remains without power. Continue to monitor the UMBC website and the text alert system for updates.


From Lynne Schaefer, Vice President for Administration and Finance

The UMBC Campus experienced a campus-wide power outage at approximately 2:30 p.m. today. During the course of ongoing electrical work a surge protector at the central plant tripped, which triggered an automatic shutdown of the electrical grid. We are assessing the system prior to restoring power.

The campus is closed effective 3 p.m. and evening classes are cancelled.

Generated power is being reestablished in Schwartz Hall, Biological Sciences, Sondheim and Engineering.

Resident students continue to be housed in a residence hall with generated power. Students who need additional information should call 443-612-0100. University Health Services and University Counseling Services remain closed.

UMBC Transit will operate until 4:30 p.m. today.

For any campus emergency, please call the UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.

Watch the UMBC homepage later this evening for updates. We will also send out an e2campus alert.

6 responses to “Campus Closure June 7, 2011

  1. We must finally rely, as have the older sciences, on replication.
    (Cohen, 1994, p. 1002)

  2. Why can’t there also be an email along with the e2alert. I have email available on my phone, but not text messaging.

  3. Gina you can sign up for alerts by email too. I get them in my email.

  4. @Gina – you should be able to add an e-mail address to e2campus. See here (https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=5242958) to change your e2campus settings.

  5. As a parent who has a student living in Walker Ave Apartments for the summer, I would like to thank UMBC for the way they have handled this unprecendented set of events. They have received frequent phone calls and emails throughout each day with an update on the situation and how they are accomodating the students in housing. I realize that everyone is (and has been for days now) working tirelessly to keep everyone safe and to restore normalcy to the campus operations. I can’t imagine how exhausted the staff must be by now. Thank you again for your efforts.

  6. The following sentence comes from an email sent by the VP for Administration & Finance.

    “BGE has expressed great surprise at our progress, given the significant amount of damage we sustained.”

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