Current Status

Power restored to SRWC and most of Stanford. In-person exams resume as scheduled Wednesday, March 22.

Emergency Hotlines

844-ALERTSU (844-253-7878)

For Emergency Assistance

Dial 911
(9-911 from campus phones)

Stanford campus updates, exams to resume as scheduled

Power has been restored to the Stanford campus, with the exception of the Upper Row houses and houses in the faculty subdivision which operate on a separate PG&E power supply. All dining halls are available 24 hours a day, as areas of respite and for student study spaces.

In-person exams will resume as scheduled tomorrow (Wednesday, March 22). Students who remain without power should contact their instructor directly to discuss their situation.

Faculty and staff who work on campus are reminded to check road conditions prior to leaving home. Those who are unable to reach campus due to storm impacts should contact their manager or HR manager.

SLAC remains without power and separate updates will be provided directly to affected staff.

Some power restored; Services available on Stanford Campus

Power has been restored to Stanford Redwood City campus and portions of the Stanford campus. SLAC is still without power. The power supply to many areas of the Bay Area, including the Stanford campus, remains unstable. There is a possibility for further power outages and the university remains in contact with PG&E to receive updates as they are available.

For students without power:

  • AFDC, Florence Moore, Wilbur, and Stern dining halls are available for meal service (dining hall hours). These buildings have heat and restrooms. Students may use the electrical outlets in these spaces to charge their devices.
  • Flashlights (1 per student) have been delivered to AFDC, Wilbur, Florence Moore, and Stern. If you are without power and do not already own a flashlight, you may retrieve one there.
  • Additional student-specific information can be found in the email sent today by Residential & Dining Enterprises.

Information about exams and work on campus for Wednesday, March 22, will be posted as soon as it is available, later this evening.

Power outage at Stanford, SRWC, and SLAC

A power outage is affecting many parts of the Stanford campus. One of the main PG&E transmission lines feeding the campus is reportedly impacted, causing the outage. There is currently no estimated time of restoration. 

Because this outage presents a very unusual circumstance for both our students and faculty, all exams have been canceled for the remainder of the day. 

Staff and faculty should check with their manager to determine if they should remain on campus. Those that are leaving campus should check road conditions before departing. For everyone’s safety, avoid re-entering buildings, classrooms, or parking garages that are without power or emergency lighting. 

Those working in laboratory spaces should pause work where possible, complete procedures to safely secure their experiment and lab equipment, leave the building, and notify their group’s emergency contact of their whereabouts. More guidance for those in research/lab facilities can be found here.

A PG&E power outage is also affecting portions of the Stanford Redwood City campus, including Cardinal Hall, the Central Energy Hub, and 585 Broadway. Heating and cooling is impacted to all buildings.

Power is also affected at SLAC and guidance has been sent separately to employees working there.

Updates will be posted to this site as they become available.