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Power restored to main campus through secondary PG&E line

September 25, 2022 10:31 am
Power restored to campus through secondary PG&E line. More information at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Main campus power outage

September 25, 2022 9:25 am
AlertSU: Power restoration efforts underway following outage at main Stanford campus. Details at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Potential for Rotating Power Outages Continues

September 7, 2022 3:30 pm
ALERTSU: 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.,… Read more Potential for Rotating Power Outages Continues

Rotating Power Outages Possible in Region

September 6, 2022 4:18 pm
ALERTSU: 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… Read more Rotating Power Outages Possible in Region

Heat wave tips and respite areas available

September 2, 2022 1:50 pm
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of California, beginning Saturday morning and continuing through Tuesday evening. While the regional heat wave will most severely impact inland areas of the state, the potential for widespread strain on the power grid has resulted in a State of Emergency declaration for the… Read more Heat wave tips and respite areas available

Power outage affecting part of the main campus

July 12, 2022 7:14 am
AlertSU: A power outage is affecting a portion of the main Stanford campus this morning. Among the affected buildings are many in the athletics area; Green and Lathrop libraries; Hoover Institution; Arrillaga Alumni Center; Littlefield Center; and Bonair Siding facilities. No student residences are currently believed to be affected. The cause of the outage is… Read more Power outage affecting part of the main campus

Status message

July 11, 2022 7:10 am
Power has been restored to the main Stanford campus following a morning outage. For information about Stanford’s response to COVID-19, please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu.

Power being restored to remaining main campus buildings

June 24, 2022 11:08 am
PG&E continues to work on the Jefferson line that supplies power to the main Stanford campus. They have also been able to supply the campus with additional energy to the line currently supplying our backup power, allowing the process of full power restoration to begin. Those on the main campus should see power returning to… Read more Power being restored to remaining main campus buildings

PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

June 23, 2022 7:11 pm
ALERTSU: 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… Read more PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

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

June 22, 2022 5:09 pm
ALERTSU: 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… Read more Main campus power disruption continues, classes canceled, remote work encouraged

Classes, day camps cancelled Wednesday, June 22

June 21, 2022 9:24 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 6:25 pm
ALERTSU: 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… Read more Update on power outage

Update on Power Outage

June 21, 2022 4:53 pm
AlertSU: 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… Read more Update on Power Outage

Power Outage

June 21, 2022 3:18 pm
AlertSU: 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. For more information and updates, go to… Read more Power Outage

2021 Annual AlertSU Test Message

October 28, 2021 12:06 pm
This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. If there were a real emergency, this message would contain information about the event and any necessary protective actions. Please participate by acknowledging this message. Visit the AlertSU FAQ webpage for more information: https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html

CORRECTION: Inadvertent posting

August 20, 2021 12:16 pm
ALERTSU: A test message was inadvertently posted around noon regarding air quality on campus. Please disregard.

2020 Annual AlertSU Test Message

October 29, 2020 12:06 pm
This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. If there were a real emergency, this message would contain information about the event and any necessary protective actions. Please participate by acknowledging the email message. Please visit our website at https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html

Wildfire smoke: Take precautions; Dish closed

August 19, 2020 10:08 am
AlertSU: Wildfire smoke in Stanford area. Take precautions; Dish closed. More at emergency.stanford.edu.

Update on potential for rotating power outages

August 17, 2020 2:33 pm
AlertSU: Rotating power outages possible in California. Please take precautions and conserve energy. More at emergency.stanford.edu.

High heat and California power grid strain

August 16, 2020 3:00 pm
High temperatures are expected to continue this week in Northern California. The National Weather Service has an Extended Heat Warning in place for the Bay Area through at least Wednesday. Stanford expects to have sufficient chilled water capacity for campus cooling needs during the coming week. No chilled water curtailment is expected at this time.… Read more High heat and California power grid strain

Fire at the Stanford DISH area - UPDATE

May 1, 2020 7:03 pm
UPDATE – 5/01/2020 6:55 pm, the fire in the Stanford DISH area has been extinguished, fire crews will remain on scene. Road closures have been lifted.

Fire at the Stanford DISH area

May 1, 2020 3:06 pm
ALERTSU: 5/01/2020, Fire in the center of the Stanford DISH area at 2:50 pm. First responders are on scene. Traffic will be shut down on Junipero Serra between Campus Drive East and Campus Drive West. At this time there is no threat to residents. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alert

Email issue resolved

April 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Stanford email issues have been resolved. Incoming and outgoing emails are flowing normally.

Siginficant email delays

April 14, 2020 11:14 am
Stanford is currently experiencing significant delays with inbound/outbound email. There is no ETA on restoration at this time. For updates, visit uit.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak Escondido Village / McFarland - UPDATE

March 11, 2020 3:36 pm
Gas Leak at Mcfarland Highrise and the construction site has been capped, there is no longer a hazard to the community.

Gas Leak Escondido Village / McFarland

March 11, 2020 1:38 pm
ALERTSU: 3/11/2020, There is a gas leak in the construction area near McFarland Highrise. McFarland Highrise and the construction site is being evacuated. All streets are currently open. PG&E has been notified and will be responding. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alert or http://emergency.stanford.edu/.

Several buildings to lose power for 30 minutes at 3:30

October 16, 2019 1:33 pm
AlertSU: Several buildings to lose power for 30 minutes at 3:30 today. See https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Power update

October 16, 2019 9:56 am
Technicians are working to restore power to affected buildings on the east side of the main Stanford campus. The affected student residences, along with most of the other buildings affected by the power outage, should see power begin to be restored after 12 noon today. Power will come back online in stages. LBRE reports that… Read more Power update

Update on power on east side of campus

October 16, 2019 8:05 am
Technicians have identified a fault believed to be the cause of the power outage affecting some buildings on the east side of the main Stanford campus. Electricians will be working to isolate it and then begin the process of re-energizing the line. It is estimated that fully restoring power in the area could take up… Read more Update on power on east side of campus

Update: Power outage on part of east campus

October 16, 2019 12:26 am
Crews are continuing to investigate a power outage that has affected some student residences and other buildings on the eastern side of the main Stanford campus. The estimated time of the outage is up to 7 hours, depending upon how quickly the source of the problem is identified and resolved. Some buildings in the affected… Read more Update: Power outage on part of east campus

Power outage on part of east campus

October 15, 2019 10:30 pm
AlertSU: Power outage on part of east campus. See https://emergency.stanford.edu for information.

Community Alert

October 3, 2019 4:51 pm
A Stanford AlertSU community alert has been posted at https://police.stanford.edu/alert

Chilled water curtailment ending

September 2, 2019 8:44 am
The current Stage 1 curtailment will end this morning, Monday, Sept. 2. 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 8:29 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

Chilled water curtailment ending

August 25, 2019 5:19 pm
AlertSU: Chilled water curtailment on main Stanford campus ending Monday morning. Information at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Cooling curtailment remains at Stages 1-2

August 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Stage 1 and Stage 2 chilled water curtailment will continue on the main Stanford campus through the weekend. We will continue to monitor campus loads and weather forecasts. This will be the final update until Monday unless circumstances change. Please continue to consult the Chilled Water Curtailment Guide for additional information. Updates will be provided… Read more Cooling curtailment remains at Stages 1-2

Stage 3-4 curtailment ending

August 23, 2019 7:55 am
AlertSU: Stage 3-4 curtailment ending on main Stanford campus; Stage 1-2 continues. Information at https://emergency.stanford.edu

Stage 4 cooling curtailment continues

August 22, 2019 3:36 pm
AlertSU: Main Stanford campus remaining at Stage 4 cooling curtailment. Information at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

More Information on Chilled Water Curtailment

August 22, 2019 9:56 am
Stanford is continuing to implement Stage 1 through 4 Chilled Water Curtailment on the main Stanford campus this morning. Here is more information about the situation: CONDITIONS: Warm and very humid overnight conditions resulted in very large loads being pulled through the campus cooling system. The resulting reduction in our chilled water supply, combined with… Read more More Information on Chilled Water Curtailment

Chilled Water Curtailment Stages 1-4 Today

August 22, 2019 7:41 am
Due to warm and very humid overnight conditions, forecast high temperatures and very high humidity today, and currently low chilled water thermal storage tank levels, Stanford needs to implement Stage 1 through 4 Chilled Water Curtailment starting immediately. Take immediate actions necessary to protect sensitive equipment. Please reference the below Chilled Water Curtailment Guide for impacted… Read more Chilled Water Curtailment Stages 1-4 Today

Cooling curtailment ended on main campus

August 16, 2019 3:50 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 10:06 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 update

August 15, 2019 4:35 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 update

Extreme Heat: Continued curtailment

August 15, 2019 2:01 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: Continued curtailment

Extreme Heat

August 15, 2019 11:00 am
ALERTSU: 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… Read more Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat: Cooling curtailed on main campus

August 14, 2019 6:52 pm
A Stage 1 and Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building comfort 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… Read more Extreme Heat: Cooling curtailed on main campus

Gas Leak 06/20/19 (Update)

June 21, 2019 2:44 am
ALERTSU: 6/21/19, Gas leak on Junipero Serra Blvd. and Links Road (Near Campus Drive West) has been investigated and is now clear for normal traffic.

Gas Leak 6/20/19

June 21, 2019 12:16 am
ALERTSU: 06/20/19, There is a reported gas leak at Junipero Serra Blvd. and Links Road (Near Campus Drive West), 11:40pm. Palo Alto Fire Department and PG&E have been notified and responding to the scene. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alert or http://emergency.stanford.edu/.

Community Crime Alert - UPDATE

June 16, 2019 2:44 pm
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Community Crime Alert -

June 14, 2019 1:23 am
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