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Storm Update - Friday Return to Normal Operations

January 5, 2023 10:34 am
The Stanford Campus fared well during Wednesday evening’s storm and campus operations are expected to return to normal by Friday, January 6. Those who normally work on campus may return on Friday. Stanford Redwood City Campus employees are expected to continue to work remotely until Monday, January 9. Healthcare operations at Stanford and Stanford Redwood… Read more Storm Update - Friday Return to Normal Operations

Winter storm update

January 3, 2023 12:11 pm
The National Weather service has issued a storm statement for the upcoming Wednesday, January 4th storm, indicating that this will likely be a very impactful system, bringing the possibility of flooding, downed trees and power outages. Employees with responsibilities that require them to be on campus should report as usual. Other employees who work on… Read more Winter storm update

Redwood City Campus Closure

January 2, 2023 7:12 pm
The National Weather service has issued a storm statement for the upcoming Wednesday, January 4th storm, indicating that this will likely be a very impactful system, bringing the possibility of flooding, downed trees and power outages. Due to the impact of the last storm to the Stanford Redwood City Campus (SRWC), the expected impact of Wednesday’s storm, and… Read more Redwood City Campus Closure

Annual AlertSU System Test - Thursday, October 27, 2022

October 18, 2022 4:09 pm
On Thursday, October 27, at approximately 12:05 p.m., Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. The notification will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community. It will also post to the University emergency website, Public Safety website and the Stanford mobile app. The outdoor warning system… Read more Annual AlertSU System Test - Thursday, October 27, 2022

PG&E Outage Resolved, Campus Returns to Primary Power Supply

September 25, 2022 3:38 pm
The PG&E transmission problem has been resolved, and the main Stanford campus has been returned to the primary power supply. PG&E is currently investigating the cause of the disruption. Thank you for your patience. As a reminder, in the event of any campus emergency, information and updates will be posted to emergency.stanford.edu as they become… Read more PG&E Outage Resolved, Campus Returns to Primary Power Supply

Potential for Rotating Outages Continues

September 7, 2022 3:19 pm
PG&E has again announced the possibility of rotating power outages today between 4 and 9 p.m. Stanford’s main campus again is not affected, but a portion of Stanford Redwood City could be affected. Conservation efforts prevented major outages on Tuesday. Once again today, a Flex Alert is in effect from 4 to 9 p.m., and… Read more Potential for Rotating Outages Continues

Rotating Outages Possible in Region

September 6, 2022 4:07 pm
PG&E has announced the possibility of rotating power outages today (Tuesday, Sept. 6) between 4 and 9 p.m. Stanford’s main campus is not affected by any of these planned outages; however, it appears that Stanford Redwood City could be affected. Rotating outages are subject to change and can be expanded, canceled or postponed depending on… Read more Rotating Outages Possible in Region

Power fully restored

July 13, 2022 6:32 pm
Repairs to the power line feeding Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe are complete. Power is now fully restored.

Repairs to power line continue

July 13, 2022 12:13 pm
Repairs to the power line feeding Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe are continuing today. We expect to restore power to these areas by the end of the day and will provide an update when power is restored.

Main campus power restoration underway

July 12, 2022 2:36 pm
University staff have identified and isolated the fault in the main campus power system to a line feeding Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe. Power has been restored to all buildings that were affected by today’s outage, with the exception of Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe. Repairs to the affected line… Read more Main campus power restoration underway

Teams working to identify power system fault

July 12, 2022 1:10 pm
Teams are working to identify the location of an underground fault within the main campus power system. Once identified, they hope to bring some buildings back online, however no timeline for power restoration is available right now. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

University staff working to resolve partial power outage

July 12, 2022 10:59 am
University staff are working to resolve the partial power outage on the main campus, however they do not yet have an expected time of power restoration. The outage is within the campus power infrastructure and is not related to the recent PG&E outage that had previously affected the campus. We have notified participants of classes,… Read more University staff working to resolve partial power outage

PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

June 23, 2022 7:05 pm
PG&E is working on repairs to its damaged equipment. We are cautiously optimistic, but cannot be certain, that full power will be restored to the main campus by this weekend. This timing could change. We hope to have more accurate information from PG&E by midday Friday. Once PG&E does restore the power supply to the… Read more PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

Prioritizing available power, supporting students on campus

June 22, 2022 9:06 pm
During the power recovery process, health and safety, critical infrastructure, research continuity and student residences will continue to take priority. University staff has been working diligently to maximize the use of the limited power supply that is being provided by PG&E. As powering hospital and critical infrastructure has stabilized, we have been able to use… Read more Prioritizing available power, supporting students on campus

Main campus power disruption continues, classes canceled, remote work encouraged

June 22, 2022 5:01 pm
Although PG&E has not provided an update to power restoration, we are preparing for the possibility that it may take days. PG&E continues to provide a limited supply of power through a secondary line, but not enough to support the normal needs of the campus, especially during hot weather. This limited supply is dedicated to… Read more Main campus power disruption continues, classes canceled, remote work encouraged

Updates on Dining and Marguerite Service

June 22, 2022 2:28 pm
A reminder for students living on campus, that meals and respite spaces with air conditioning and outlets to charge electronics are available: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons – area of respite (24 hours per day) and dining Complimentary snacks and beverages 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Power strips for charging and wifi available Serving meals for… Read more Updates on Dining and Marguerite Service

Classes, day camps cancelled Wednesday, June 22

June 21, 2022 9:21 pm
There is no change to the status of the power outage on campus. PG&E has not provided an estimated time of power restoration, due to damage to their equipment located in the fire area near Emerald Hills. Employees who work on the main Stanford campus are encouraged to work from home tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22,… Read more Classes, day camps cancelled Wednesday, June 22

Update on power outage

June 21, 2022 6:18 pm
The power outage is affecting many parts of the Peninsula area and is believed to be associated with the Edgewood Fire burning in the Emerald Hills area. Cellular service is also affected in some parts of campus. PG&E has not provided an estimated time of restoration, and those on campus should prepare for the possibility… Read more Update on power outage

Power outage map, evacuation information

June 21, 2022 5:09 pm
Many parts of the Peninsula are affected by the ongoing power outage. View the PG&E outage map. For those that live near the fire area, visit community.zonehaven.com for evacuation information and follow @CALFIRECZU for fire updates.

Update on power outage

June 21, 2022 4:55 pm
Limited backup power is in use. Level 4c chilled water curtailment is in effect, and efforts to restore cooling equipment for critical infrastructure are underway. There is no ETA for restoration of power to the greater campus area. Smoke from nearby fires may be visible from campus, but there is no threat to campus at this… Read more Update on power outage

Smoke visible, no threat to campus

June 21, 2022 4:10 pm
Smoke from nearby fires may be visible from the Stanford campus, but is no threat to the campus at this time.

Power Outage

June 21, 2022 3:20 pm
A power outage is affecting many parts of the Stanford campus. One of the main PG&E transmission lines feeding the campus is reportedly down. Efforts are under way to try to transfer power to an alternate line. No ETA at this time. Prepare for chilled water curtailment.

Poor air quality in Bay Area

September 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Smoke from wildfires is affecting air quality and visibility in the Bay Area. Smoke conditions are fluctuating but at times have been creating an unhealthy atmosphere for outdoor activities for some groups. Please take precautions for your personal health as appropriate. A full set of information and resources is available on the Environmental Health &… Read more Poor air quality in Bay Area

Poor air quality persists in Bay Area

September 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Smoke from wildfires is continuing to affect air quality and visibility in the Bay Area. Smoke conditions are fluctuating but at many times have been creating an unhealthy atmosphere for outdoor activities. Please take precautions for your personal health as appropriate. A full set of information and resources is available on the Environmental Health &… Read more Poor air quality persists in Bay Area

Resources on wildfire smoke, air quality

September 9, 2020 9:42 am
Smoke from wildfires is continuing to affect air quality and visibility in the Bay Area. Current smoke conditions are mostly high in the atmosphere, blocking sunlight, not low to the ground. Please continue to take precautions for your personal health as appropriate. A full set of information and resources is available on the Environmental Health… Read more Resources on wildfire smoke, air quality

Power restored to Beckman Center

September 8, 2020 4:14 pm
Regular power has been restored to the Beckman Center following Monday’s power outage and electrical fire.

Update on air quality from wildfire smoke

October 29, 2019 9:49 am
Air quality in the area around Stanford campuses is predicted to worsen throughout the morning as the winds turn and potentially bring smoke from the fires that continue to burn in Northern California. The problem is expected to be relatively short lived, with improvement in the afternoon, but we continue to monitor the situation as… Read more Update on air quality from wildfire smoke

Update: Power outage on eastern side of main campus

October 16, 2019 6:44 am
Technicians continue to investigate a power outage that has affected some student residences and other buildings on the eastern side of the main Stanford campus. There is no estimated time of restoration. Some buildings in the affected area continue to operate on generator power. To those affected, thank you for your continued patience. Updates will… Read more Update: Power outage on eastern side of main campus

Chilled water curtailment ending

September 2, 2019 8:47 am
The current Stage 1 curtailment will end this morning. Campus buildings will return to chilled water service by this afternoon. We expect this will be the final notification for this curtailment event.

Stage 1 Cooling Curtailment

September 1, 2019 8:50 am
Due to multiple warmer than normal nights with high humidity and forecast high temperatures, Stanford is implementing Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment starting immediately. Under Stage 1, cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus not involved in medical, research, data processing and other facilities. Temperatures in occupied spaces are allowed… Read more Stage 1 Cooling Curtailment

Cooling curtailment ended on main campus

August 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Cooling curtailment for all stages is now ended. Operations will return to normal over the next few hours.

Cooling curtailment easing on main campus

August 16, 2019 10:00 am
Cooling curtailment began easing on the main campus this morning, Friday, August 16, with cooling being restored incrementally in buildings covered under Stage 4 through 11 a.m. During that period conditions of the chilled water system will be monitored, as will actual versus predicted temperatures. Stage 3 remains in place while cooling is restored in… Read more Cooling curtailment easing on main campus

Extreme Heat: Curtailment level maintained on main campus

August 15, 2019 6:07 pm
A Stage 4 Chilled Water Curtailment is being maintained on the main campus through at least tomorrow, Friday, morning. At Stage 4 curtailment, in addition to previous impacts already noted, temperatures in the research, data processing or communications spaces are allowed to exceed specifications and the water used to cool equipment in those spaces will… Read more Extreme Heat: Curtailment level maintained on main campus

Extreme heat: Still further cooling curtailment on main campus

August 15, 2019 1:59 pm
A Stage 4 Chilled Water Curtailment has been implemented on the main campus this afternoon. Current temperatures are 4 degrees higher than yesterday’s record temps and about 8 degrees hotter than this morning’s forecast. We expect that temperatures will increase over the next few hours. At Stage 4 curtailment, in addition to previous impacts already… Read more Extreme heat: Still further cooling curtailment on main campus

Extreme heat: Further cooling curtailment on main campus

August 15, 2019 10:47 am
A Stage 3 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building cooling in more campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus this morning, Thursday, Aug. 15, and is expected to be in place at least through Friday morning. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the unusually high… Read more Extreme heat: Further cooling curtailment on main campus

Extreme heat: Cooling curtailed on main campus

August 14, 2019 6:41 pm
A Stage 1 and Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus this evening, Wednesday, August 14, that is expected to be in place at least through Thursday evening. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling curtailed on main campus

Cooling curtailment ending on main campus

June 13, 2019 10:20 am
The forecast today, Thursday, June 13, calls for cooler temperatures on the main Stanford campus. Curtailment will end today for all buildings. Cooling will be released over the course of the day, beginning with buildings hosting Commencement events, laboratories, libraries and museums, followed by comfort cooling spaces. If you don’t see improvement by the end… Read more Cooling curtailment ending on main campus

Extreme Heat: Cooling curtailment continues for now; precautionary measures encouraged

June 12, 2019 10:18 am
The forecast today indicates a high temperature of 88 degrees at noon on the main Stanford campus.  This week’s temperatures have been about 10 degrees higher than predicted, so we will continue with our current curtailment levels throughout today, Wednesday, June 12. If the forecast holds as predicted, we expect to selectively ease curtailment in buildings throughout… Read more Extreme Heat: Cooling curtailment continues for now; precautionary measures encouraged

Extreme heat: Cooling curtailment continues on main campus

June 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Chilled water curtailment efforts needed to maintain cooling in key buildings on the main Stanford campus will continue at least until noon on Wednesday, June 12. Cooling will be maintained in hospitals, life safety areas, classrooms with finals, and venues where large events are taking place such as the Arrillaga Alumni Center, the Traitel Building, the Gunn-SIEPR Building and Bechtel Conference Center. Cooling will… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling curtailment continues on main campus

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

June 11, 2019 1:39 pm
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… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling turned off in some buildings on main campus

Extreme heat: Cooling further curtailed on main campus

June 11, 2019 10:13 am
A Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting the cooling in campus labs, offices and classroom spaces that are not holding final exams, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus today, Tuesday, June 11. Classrooms with final exams scheduled will not be curtailed. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling further curtailed on main campus

Extreme heat: Comfort cooling curtailed on main campus

June 10, 2019 5:06 pm
A Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building comfort cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus this afternoon, Monday, June 10, that is expected to be in place at least through Tuesday evening. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the unusually… Read more Extreme heat: Comfort cooling curtailed on main campus

Power is restored, campus is operating normally

October 25, 2018 6:21 am
Power has been restored to campus buildings, and the campus will be operating normally on Thursday. The source of Wednesday’s power outage, which affected a portion of the campus, was traced to a cable failure at a transformer serving the new Bass Biology Building, which has been under construction and has not yet been occupied.… Read more Power is restored, campus is operating normally

Guidance for entering labs when power is restored

October 24, 2018 8:05 pm
If your lab has experienced a sustained loss of power, please refer to these safety instructions prior to re-entering the lab: Post Power Outage Laboratory Re-entry Guidance A list of affected buildings is available in previous posts, below.

Power restored to most campus buildings

October 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Power has been restored to most buildings on campus that earlier were affected by a power outage. Power has not been restored to the following buildings: Anderson Collection Stauffer I Stauffer II Psychiatry Academic and Clinic (401 Quarry) Roth Way Garage Mudd Chemistry Gilbert Biology Paul Allen Building Chemistry Gazebo The remaining buildings will remain… Read more Power restored to most campus buildings

Additional information regarding the power outage

October 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Crews continue working to restore power to affected parts of the campus. The process is expected to take at least several hours as individual circuits are tested and restored. The cause of the outage is still undetermined. We plan to provide further updates between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Please review previous posts below for lab… Read more Additional information regarding the power outage

Update on power outage, impact on evening classes

October 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Land, Buildings and Real Estate is continuing to work on restoring power to affected buildings, though the process is expected to take several hours. Building access: Please be aware that card-system access to some buildings may be affected during the outage. Phone access: Office phones may be impacted by the power outage; in an emergency,… Read more Update on power outage, impact on evening classes

Additional information regarding power outage

October 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Roughly 55 buildings on campus have lost power. Affected areas of campus include, but are not limited to Pampas Lane Graduate School of Business Arrillaga Alumni Center parts of Athletics parts of the School of Medicine Hoover Tower Clark Center Littlefield Center It is estimated that it will take approximately 4 hours to restore power… Read more Additional information regarding power outage

Additional lab safety recommendations

October 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Lab researchers in buildings affected by power outage: Please cease any work with hazardous materials, and secure and leave the lab. Further updates when available.

Lab safety protocols during power outage

October 24, 2018 4:06 pm
At this time, a power outage is still affecting an estimated one third of the campus. Buildings are operating on backup generators. LBRE is working to restore power. Ventilation may be impacted with the outage. Lab researchers in affected buildings, please cease any work with hazardous materials at this time, until power is restored. Please… Read more Lab safety protocols during power outage