Reminder: Campus-wide Power Shutdown December 27 and 28

Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 9:00am

TO: Campus community
FR: Facilities Management

A reminder to our campus community that electrical power to all Sonoma State University campus buildings will be shut off on Monday, December 27, and Tuesday, December 28, so that critical electrical work related to the Stevenson Hall renovation may be completed. All campus buildings will be closed. Employees and students will not be able to enter campus buildings during this time. Power, heat, and lighting will be shut off campuswide. During the power shutdown, electrical generators will be used to provide power for essential and emergency services.

To prepare your office or campus residence for this power shutdown, please ensure the following:

  • Equipment: Completely power down all equipment prior to leaving for winter break, no later than December 26. Remember to turn off power to computer monitors as well. Please unplug power strips for an extra level of safety. 
  • Power Supply: Turn off uninterruptible power supplies (UPS’s) as the batteries will only carry the loads for a few hours, at best, before they are depleted and equipment shuts down.
  • Refrigerator/Freezer: Remove perishables. During the power outage refrigerators and freezers will defrost when they reach ambient temperature. Take perishables home and consider turning off refrigeration equipment a few days prior so any water can be cleaned up to prevent any issue upon your return from the holiday closure.
  • Security: Lock doors and secure confidential documents. 

Campus Housing Residents:
Please follow the instructions and deadlines published in the monthly Residential Education and Campus Housing (REACH) newsletter, which was sent to your SSU email address. The newsletter contained details about leaving for winter break and preparing for the planned power shutdown.

Please contact Facilities Management at if you have any questions or concerns.