Campuswide electric power outage notice

Testing of the Oxford campus electric system will be conducted 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, causing multiple power outages.

Miami continues to refine and verify the operation of the Oxford campus electric system and will test a new generator operating system. In the event of an extended loss of power from Duke Energy, these systems are designed to help restore power to much of the campus utilizing our on-site generators.

All buildings on campus will experience electrical outages except for the following buildings: Lewis Place, Old Manse, Simpson-Shade, Lottie Moon and the Equestrian Center. Off-campus buildings will not be affected.

Power will be lost and restored a number of times during the testing window but out no longer than two hours at one time. This will cause loss of lighting, elevator use, heating, cooling, refrigeration equipment and some phone and network services, as well as other electrically powered items.

An outage longer than one hour could create issues with door entry card access, so please plan accordingly. The fire protection systems will remain functional throughout the test. If there is a fire emergency alarm, please exit the building and call 911 to report that you have safely exited.

It is highly recommended that individuals not be on campus during this test unless absolutely necessary.

All electrical equipment should be turned off prior to and during the test.

This includes all computers, printers, fax machines and other electronic devices. No critical processes or events should be scheduled during this time frame.

Emergency generators within several buildings will be operating, but they only provide power for life safety systems. Because Marcum Conference Center will have significant occupancy and Goggin Ice Center will have an event, we will install total building generators to cover the outages.