A planned power outage for a large portion of the Illinois State University campus is scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday, June 14 – 5 a.m. Saturday, June 15. The outage will allow Ameren crews to replace critical electrical equipment near campus. These repairs are related to damaged equipment that caused a recent, unplanned campus-wide power outage. The planned work will impact those campus buildings that lost power during the recent unplanned outage.

The planned power outage and repairs have been scheduled during overnight hours to minimize disruption to campus operations. Measures are being taken to ensure the safety and security of people and facilities and the continuity of operations during the outage. Backup generators will supply power to some locations on campus, and will allow campus data centers to operate as normal. Campus telephone service may be limited during the power outage. Illinois State University Police officers and private security personnel will continue their normal campus patrols. Questions or concerns during the planned outage can be directed to (309) 438-5656.

University personnel are advised to plan ahead with special attention to lab equipment, refrigerators, or other equipment that may be adversely impacted during the power outage. In the interest of safety, please do not use elevators during the outage, even though some may be operational in facilities served by backup generators.

Prior to Friday evening, questions regarding the planned power outage can be directed to (309) 438-5226.