Extreme heat: Cooling turned off in some buildings on main campus

Further chilled water curtailment is needed to maintain cooling in key buildings on the main Stanford campus today, Tuesday, June 11. Cooling will be maintained in hospitals, life safety areas, classrooms with finals, and venues with large events scheduled for this afternoon such as  the Arrillaga Alumni Center, the Traitel Building, the Gunn-SIEPR Building and Bechtel Conference Center.

Cooling will be turned off in all other buildings on the university’s chilled water system. Laboratories, offices, classrooms not holding finals, dining halls and kitchens are affected, as are residences Jack McDonald Hall, Munger Graduate Residence and Schwab Residential Center. Other dormitories don’t have cooled water and thus are not affected. Building managers will be contacted by their zone or facilities operations managers to provide further information.

Buildings where cooling is turned off will rapidly become much warmer than normal this afternoon and evening. Managers should encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

The university continues to appreciate the campus community’s patience with this curtailment. This is a dynamic situation that may continue through tonight and into tomorrow.  Updates will be posted here on Tuesday evening  and whenever there is further information.