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Older emergency posts that are now archived

UPDATE to report of threat on campus

ALERTSU UPDATE: 2/16/24 at 3:14pm

DPS responded to several locations on campus in response to the threat and has since conducted additional investigation. At this time, DPS has no additional information that lends credibility to the threat of a shooting on campus. Please call 911 immediately if you observe any suspicious activity.

https://police.stanford.edu/alert
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This emergency notification is being sent in compliance with the Clery Act. FAQs about the Clery Act and the AlertSU notifications can be found here:
https://police.stanford.edu/pdf/Clery-FAQ.PDF

ALERTSU – Report of a threat to commit a shooting

ALERTSU: 02/16/2024 at 12:40pm, an unidentified person called the non-emergency phone at Palo Alto dispatch stating he was at the entrance to campus and intended to commit a shooting. DPS responded immediately to the area and has been evaluating the veracity of the call. Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying the community. Call 911 immediately if you observe suspicious activity.
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This emergency notification is being sent in compliance with the Clery Act. FAQs about the Clery Act and the AlertSU notifications can be found here:
https://police.stanford.edu/pdf/Clery-FAQ.PDF

Stanford Redwood City Campus to Reopen Tuesday, February 6

The Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus will REOPEN tomorrow, Tuesday 2/6 at 7:00 AM.

The SRWC Campus remains closed today (Mon 2/5) for safety reasons while the SRWC Operations Team is working to restore the building management systems including heating/ventilation and resuming custodial services in preparation for full occupancy tomorrow.

All buildings are scheduled to reopen tomorrow, Tuesday 2/6 including Academy Hall, Barron Parking Garage, Cardinal Hall, Central Energy Hub, Discovery Hall, Electronic Communications Hub (including SFCU), Pine Cone Children’s Center, Recreation & Wellness Center, University Hall, and 575/585 Broadway.

PG&E continues to restore power across Central and Northern California, including locally along the Peninsula. When traffic signals are out, treat them as a stop sign; come to a complete stop before proceeding safely. Drive cautiously and watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Stanford Redwood City Campus Remains Closed Monday, February 5

The Stanford Redwood City campus will remain CLOSED today, Monday 2/5, due to unstable power supplies affecting elevators, heating/ventilation and internet.

For safety reasons, all Campus Buildings remain CLOSED and are still experiencing intermittent power outages, including Academy Hall, Barron Parking Garage, Cardinal Hall, Central Energy Hub, Discovery Hall, Electronic Communications Hub (including SFCU), Pine Cone Children’s Center, Recreation & Wellness Center, University Hall, 575/585 Broadway.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is experiencing widespread power outages across its service area stretching from Mendocino to San Luis Obispo counties and does not expect to restore stable power until late Monday afternoon.

The SRWC Operations Team continues to monitor and will provide updates when available.

SRWC Campus Closed Monday, February 5, Due to Power Outage

The Stanford Redwood City campus will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday 2/5, due to an extended power outage.

All Campus Buildings are currently CLOSED including Academy Hall, Barron Parking Garage, Cardinal Hall, Central Energy Hub, Discovery Hall, Electronic Communications Hub (including SFCU), Pine Cone Children’s Center, Recreation & Wellness Center, University Hall, 575/585 Broadway.

At approximately 2:50 PM Sunday afternoon, the Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus began experiencing intermittent power outages due to high winds in the area. At this time Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is experiencing widespread power outages across its service area stretching from Mendocino to San Luis Obispo counties and does not expect to restore power until late Monday afternoon.

The SRWC Operations Team continues to monitor and will provide updates when available.

2023 Annual AlertSU Test Message

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 in your email or text message. To stop a VoIP phone message press Stop then Exit. Thank you for your participation.

Sheriff’s Office update on hit and run

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has issued an update, including a suspect sketch, on the November 3 hit and run that occurred on the Stanford campus. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as a hate crime. The update is available here. Further updates and ongoing press releases from the Sheriff’s Office can be found here.

Annual AlertSU System Test – Friday, November 10, 2023

On Friday, November 10, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community. The alert message will also post to the university emergency website, Public Safety website and the Stanford mobile app.

The outdoor warning system will be activated. If you are outside, you should expect to hear an audible tone for approximately 30 seconds, followed by a verbal message from each of the 7 sirens at various campus locations. The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of the surrounding communities, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos.

Also being tested are Cisco VoIP speaker phones. VoIP speaker phones are found in many of the academic and office buildings throughout campus. If you have a Cisco phone in your area, the AlertSU message will broadcast from the speaker phone and a banner message will appear in the display.

In the test message sent to your device, you will be asked to acknowledge the message. This is an important step that will help us monitor the success of this test. If you receive both a text and email, you only need to acknowledge one of the messages.

 

Prior to the test, it is important you verify that your contact information is correct in Axess (students) or StanfordYou (faculty and staff). 

Students: In Axess, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way to communicate with you during an emergency.

Faculty and Staff: In StanfordWho, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field, as this is the most rapid and direct way of communication with you during an actual emergency. As a reminder: the university requires that employees maintain their directory entry and opt in to AlertSU with their work phone number, email address, and any university-issued or reimbursed cell phone number. Please click here for step by step instructions on how to enter your contact information in StanfordYou or visit https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html for more information.

Additionally, in order to know you are receiving an official AlertSU message, please program the following information into your mobile phone contacts.

  • Email Address: alertsudps@lists.stanford.edu
  • Phone Number: 650-725-5555
  • Text Message phone number: 89361

 

Members of the public and those without a profile in Axess or StanfordWho can receive emergency alerts by downloading the Stanford mobile app and enabling push notifications.

 

In a real emergency, the AlertSU message will contain specific instructions. Notify others near you to ensure they are aware of the situation and recommended safety precautions.

Other sources of information about critical incidents include:

For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at: https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.

Learn more about campus evacuation procedures and how to respond to emergencies at cardinalready.stanford.edu.

Additional information – Hit and Run, Hate Crime Investigation

Additional information is available about the suspect in the hit-and-run incident, being investigated as a hate crime, that was the subject of an AlertSU message Friday evening.

The victim, an Arab Muslim student, describes the driver of the vehicle as a white male in his mid 20s, with short dirty-blond hair and a short beard, wearing a gray shirt and round framed eyeglasses at the time of the incident. The driver is reported to have made eye contact with the victim, accelerated and struck the victim, and then driven away while shouting “f*** you and your people” out the lowered window of the vehicle.

The vehicle involved in the incident is described by the victim as a black Toyota 4Runner, model year 2015 or newer, with an exposed tire mounted to the rear center and a Toyota logo in the center of the wheel. The vehicle was described by the victim as having a white California license plate with the letters M and J, with M possibly being the first letter and J in the middle.

The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate this incident. Any witnesses are encouraged to come forward to share information. Please contact the CHP at 650-779-2700 or the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.
Final as of 10 p.m.

Community Crime Alert – Hit and Run, Potential Hate Crime

Just before 2 p.m. today, a hit-and-run traffic incident at Campus Drive and Ayrshire Farm Lane, near Bowdoin Lane, was reported to police. The incident resulted in injuries to a pedestrian. Fortunately, the injuries to the victim are not life-threatening.

This incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, as all injury traffic incidents on campus are. Based on the circumstances reported by the victim, the CHP is investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.

The victim reported that the driver made eye contact with the victim, accelerated and struck the victim, and then drove away while shouting “f*** you people.” The victim is an Arab Muslim student at Stanford.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black SUV with a tire mounted on the back. Additional information about the suspect will be shared as it is available.

We encourage any witnesses to this incident to come forward and share with law enforcement any information they have. Please contact the CHP at 650-779-2700 or the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.

Stanford is continuing to work to provide a safe and secure campus environment in the context of heightened tensions related to the events in Israel and Gaza. This includes additional security that has been deployed at key locations on campus. If you ever have a concern for your personal safety, please call 911 or 9-911 from a campus telephone.

This alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Annual AlertSU System Test – Friday, November 10, 2023

On Friday, November 10, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community. The alert message will also post to the university emergency website, Public Safety website and the Stanford mobile app.

The outdoor warning system will be activated. If you are outside, you should expect to hear an audible tone for approximately 30 seconds, followed by a verbal message from each of the 7 sirens at various campus locations. The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of the surrounding communities, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos.

Also being tested are Cisco VoIP speaker phones. VoIP speaker phones are found in many of the academic and office buildings throughout campus. If you have a Cisco phone in your area, the AlertSU message will broadcast from the speaker phone and a banner message will appear in the display.

In the test message sent to your device, you will be asked to acknowledge the message. This is an important step that will help us monitor the success of this test. If you receive both a text and email, you only need to acknowledge one of the messages.

 

Prior to the test, it is important you verify that your contact information is correct in Axess (students) or StanfordYou (faculty and staff). 

Students: In Axess, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way to communicate with you during an emergency. 

Faculty and Staff: In StanfordWho, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field, as this is the most rapid and direct way of communication with you during an actual emergency. As a reminder: the university requires that employees maintain their directory entry and opt in to AlertSU with their work phone number, email address, and any university-issued or reimbursed cell phone number. Please click here for step by step instructions on how to enter your contact information in StanfordYou or visit https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html for more information. 

Additionally, in order to know you are receiving an official AlertSU message, please program the following information into your mobile phone contacts.

  • Email Address: alertsudps@lists.stanford.edu
  • Phone Number: 650-725-5555
  • Text Message phone number: 89361

 

Members of the public and those without a profile in Axess or StanfordWho can receive emergency alerts by downloading the Stanford mobile app and enabling push notifications.

 

In a real emergency, the AlertSU message will contain specific instructions. Notify others near you to ensure they are aware of the situation and recommended safety precautions.

Other sources of information about critical incidents include:

For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at: https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.  

Learn more about campus evacuation procedures and how to respond to emergencies at cardinalready.stanford.edu.

Annual AlertSU System Test POSTPONED

The annual test of the campus AlertSU system, originally scheduled for Thursday, October 12, has been postponed. Once a new date has been confirmed, a community message with that information will be shared.

You can take a few simple steps to ensure that you receive timely AlertSU emergency alerts.

  • Verify that your contact information is correct in Axess (students) or StanfordYou (faculty and staff).
    • Students: In Axess, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way to communicate with you during an emergency.
    • Faculty and Staff: In StanfordWho, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field, as this is the most rapid and direct way of communication with you during an actual emergency. As a reminder: the university requires that employees maintain their directory entry and opt in to AlertSU with their work phone number, email address, and any university-issued or reimbursed cell phone number. Please click here for step by step instructions on how to enter your contact information in StanfordYou or visit https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html for more information.
  • In order to know you are receiving an official AlertSU message, please program the following information into your mobile phone contacts.
    • Email Address: alertsudps@lists.stanford.edu
    • Phone Number: 650-725-5555
    • Text Message phone number: 89361
  • Members of the public and those without a profile in Axess or StanfordWho can receive emergency alerts by downloading the Stanford mobile app and enabling push notifications.

 

In an emergency, the AlertSU message will contain specific instructions. Notify others near you to ensure they are aware of the situation and recommended safety precautions.

 Other sources of information about critical incidents include:

 

For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at: https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.  

Learn more about campus evacuation procedures and how to respond to emergencies at cardinalready.stanford.edu.

Annual AlertSU System Test – Thursday, October 12, 2023

On Thursday, October 12, at approximately 12:05 p.m., Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community. The alert message will also post to the university emergency website, Public Safety website and the Stanford mobile app.

The outdoor warning system will be activated. If you are outside, you should expect to hear an audible tone for approximately 30 seconds, followed by a verbal message from each of the 7 sirens at various campus locations. The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of the surrounding communities, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos.

Also being tested are Cisco VoIP speaker phones. VoIP speaker phones are found in many of the academic and office buildings throughout campus. If you have a Cisco phone in your area, the AlertSU message will broadcast from the speaker phone and a banner message will appear in the display.

In the test message sent to your device, you will be asked to acknowledge the message. This is an important step that will help us monitor the success of this test. If you receive both a text and email, you only need to acknowledge one of the messages.

 

Prior to the test, it is important you verify that your contact information is correct in Axess (students) or StanfordYou (faculty and staff). 

Students: In Axess, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way to communicate with you during an emergency. 

Faculty and Staff: In StanfordWho, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field, as this is the most rapid and direct way of communication with you during an actual emergency. As a reminder: the university requires that employees maintain their directory entry and opt in to AlertSU with their work phone number, email address, and any university-issued or reimbursed cell phone number. Please click here for step by step instructions on how to enter your contact information in StanfordYou or visit https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html for more information. 

Additionally, in order to know you are receiving an official AlertSU message, please program the following information into your mobile phone contacts.

  • Email Address: alertsudps@lists.stanford.edu
  • Phone Number: 650-725-5555
  • Text Message phone number: 89361

 

Members of the public and those without a profile in Axess or StanfordWho can receive emergency alerts by downloading the Stanford mobile app and enabling push notifications.

In a real emergency, the AlertSU message will contain specific instructions. Notify others near you to ensure they are aware of the situation and recommended safety precautions.

Other sources of information about critical incidents include:

 

For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at: https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.  

Learn more about campus evacuation procedures and how to respond to emergencies at cardinalready.stanford.edu.

FEMA Nationwide Emergency Alert Test – Wednesday, October 4, 2023

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system and the Emergency Alert System

While this test will not include activation of the AlertSU system, the university will perform a separate test of our system on Thursday, October 12.  Additional details for that test will be shared in the coming week.

 

What to expect: 

Beginning at approximately 11:20 a.m., WEA-compatible wireless phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, will receive an audible alert and test message. The test message will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The EAS portion of the test will be conducted with the participation of radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers. The test message will be similar to the regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. It will state: “This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public.”

More information about the test can be found here.

 

Before the test:

While you cannot opt-out of National Alerts, it’s possible to opt-out of other regional or local alerts. Take this opportunity to ensure that you don’t miss important emergency alerts by setting your mobile device to receive them. Most devices have notification settings that allow you to opt in or out to Emergency Alerts, Public Safety Alerts, AMBER Alerts and others. Check with your device manufacturer or service provider if you need help finding the opt-in selections.

More information about Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) can be found here.

Community Advisory – Wildfire Smoke Affecting Air Quality

Wildfire smoke from fires in Northern California and Oregon are affecting air quality at Stanford and across the Bay Area.

We understand that the sight and smell of smoke on campus may be alarming to our community, and want to reassure you that we are continuing to monitor local air quality levels, to assess and predict any potential impact on campus operations.

As of right now, we will continue to operate with no changes to scheduling or outdoor events. Depending on how conditions develop, wildfire smoke may continue to affect local ambient air quality both indoors and outdoors.

At this time, members of the Stanford community are encouraged to take the following common-sense steps for their personal health and comfort:

  • Limit strenuous outdoor activity where possible.
  • For more susceptible populations, including older adults, children and those with pulmonary/respiratory conditions, minimize time spent outdoors.
  • When indoors, keep windows and doors closed.
  • In vehicles, use air-recirculation mode.
  • Drink plenty of water to help minimize potential irritation.

For individuals who may experience personal health issues during this smoke event, please consult with one’s primary healthcare provider.

Employees who have questions about work assignments should reach out to their direct supervisor.

For current and forecasted air quality information, visit baaqmd.gov.

 

 

Heat Wave Tips and Respite Areas

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning  for much of California due to a heat wave beginning Friday morning and continuing through Sunday evening. As periods of elevated temperatures are likely to occur multiple times over this summer and fall, this message provides information about Stanford resources.

University staff are taking measures to prepare campus for this weekend’s expected heat wave and will remain informed about potential impacts to campus.

For those on campus, facilities with air conditioning will be accessible through the weekend. Please note that computer clusters in all student residences are air conditioned as well.

Accessible Air-Conditioned Locations:

Aquatic Location:

  • AOERC Avery Rec Pool. Check for hours.

 

Find hot-weather resources and tips on preparing, both on campus and elsewhere, at heatreadyca.com

In the event of an emergency at Stanford, visit emergency.stanford.edu for updates.

 

Power restored – SRWC

Power has been restored to all areas of the Stanford Redwood City campus.

Normal operations are anticipated on Tuesday, April 4.

Power outage – SRWC

There is currently a PG&E power outage affecting multiple buildings on the Stanford Redwood City Campus. There is no current estimated time of restoration.

  • Buildings without power include:
  • 585 Broadway
  • Central Energy Hub
  • Cardinal Hall

Academy, Discovery, and University Halls, Pinecone Childcare Center, and the Recreation and Wellness Center will remain open. All buildings are without heating and cooling.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Power restored to SRWC

Power has been restored to all buildings on the Stanford Redwood City campus. The pool will remain closed temporarily while Recreation and Wellness staff assesses.

Power outage at SRWC

 A power outage is affecting multiple buildings on the Stanford Redwood City campus. There is no current estimated time of restoration.
Buildings without power include:
  • Academy Hall
  • Discovery Hall
  • University Hall
  • Pinecone Childcare Center
  • Electronic Communication Hub (ECH)
  • Barron Garage
The Recreation and Wellness Center is also without power and will remain closed until further notice.
Pinecone staff will reach out to families directly as needed.
More details will be provided as they become available.

Power restored to Stanford campus

Power has been restored to the remaining areas of the Stanford Campus (Upper Row and faculty subdivision).

SLAC remains without power and separate communications have been sent directly to those affected.

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.

A power outage is affecting Stanford’s campus

A power outage is affecting Stanford’s campus. Updates will be provided as they become available.

SRWC Power Restored

Power has been restored to the Stanford Redwood City campus. Normal operations are anticipated for Thursday, March 16th.

SRWC Update – Wednesday, March 15

As of 4pm on Wednesday, March 15th, the power outage continues to affect multiple buildings on the Stanford Redwood City campus. PG&E has not provided an ETA for power restoration.

Cardinal Hall, all eateries, and the Central Energy Hub are impacted.  All buildings continue to be without heating and cooling and are running at about 60 degrees. If you plan to be on campus, dress in warm layers and leave your portable heater at home.  

University, Discovery, and Academy Halls, along with Pine Cone Children’s Center and the Recreation and Wellness Center have power and will remain open. 

SRWC Update

A power outage continues to affect the Stanford Redwood City campus. Cardinal Hall, Cardinal Cafe and the Central Energy Hub remain without power. There is no estimated time for restoration.

Academy, Discovery and University Halls will remain open Wednesday, March 15, but heating and cooling will continue to be affected until power is restored. The RecWell pool will reopen Wednesday, but will not be heated.

The Barron Avenue entrance and exit to the Barron Garage remain closed.

SRWC Power Outage

There is a power outage affecting multiple buildings on the Stanford Redwood City Campus due to a PG&E event. Heating and cooling to ALL buildings is impacted. 

The buildings and amenities without power include:

  • Cardinal Hall
  • Cardinal Cafe
  • Central Energy Hub
  • RecWell Pool and Fitness Garden (interior gym and studio will be open)
  • 585 Broadway

There is no estimated time of power restoration, updates will be posted as they become available.

Community Alert – Wind Event

Strong, gusty winds are impacting both the Stanford and Stanford Redwood City campuses. These conditions are expected to continue through Tuesday evening.

For your safety:

  • Please use caution and watch for debris while outdoors.
  • Assume any downed power lines are energized and call 911 to report.
  • Report downed trees and storm-related damage to 3-2281 or (650) 723-2281.
  • Check road conditions before you leave campus. The weather is affecting many roadways in the area.

Should any emergencies occur, including power outages, information will be posted on this site.

Power restored to Stanford Campus

Power has been restored to all remaining areas of the Stanford campus, including faculty residential areas and surrounding neighborhoods.

Thank you for your patience while we worked through the impacts of the wind event.

Power restored to SRWC

Power has been restored to the Stanford Redwood City campus. Normal operations are anticipated for Cardinal Cafe and Cardinal ToGo for Wednesday, February 22nd.  Pool and Fitness Garden may remain closed due to high wind advisory.

SRWC Campus Update

Power remains out at part of the Stanford Redwood City campus due to a PG&E event. There is still no estimated time of restoration. The buildings and amenities without power/closed include:
  • Cardinal Hall
  • Cardinal Cafe
  • Central Energy Hub
  • RecWell Pool and Fitness Garden (interior gym and studio will be open)
  • 575/585 Broadway
Heating and cooling is impacted to ALL buildings. University, Discovery, and Academy Hall buildings will be open tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb 22)  but will be much cooler than normal until power is restored to the Central Energy Hub. You may come to Campus if needed, bring your warm clothes; but, please do not bring space heaters.  Staff who normally work in Cardinal Hall may utilize the plaza areas in University, Discovery, or Academy Hall buildings.

Community Alert – Wind Event

High winds are impacting both the Stanford and Stanford Redwood City campuses.

Currently, a PG&E outage is affecting portions of the Stanford Redwood City campus and a separate outage is affecting the Upper Row neighborhood at the Stanford campus. There is no estimated time of restoration.

Those affected by the Stanford Campus outage may go to Arrillaga Family Dining Commons or Lagunita Dining for respite.

Homes in the faculty residential area and other neighborhoods may also be affected by power outages. These areas are not part of the Stanford energy system but are directly served by PG&E. Those who are affected can consult PG&E’s outage map at pge.com/outagecenter for continuing updates.

Sustained, gusty winds are expected to persist through Wednesday afternoon. Please use caution and watch for debris while outdoors. 

Updates will continue to be posted here as they become available.

Wind Event – Power outages, use caution outdoors

A power outage continues to affect portions of the Stanford Redwood City campus.

A separate PG&E outage is affecting the Upper Row neighborhood. There is no current time of restoration.

High winds are expected to persist through Wednesday afternoon, please use caution and watch for debris while outdoors.

SRWC Power Outage

There is currently a power outage affecting some buildings on the Stanford Redwood City campus due to a PG&E event. There is no current estimated time of restoration.

Heating and cooling for all buildings is affected, however fresh air circulation is still occurring.

Buildings without power include:

  • Cardinal Hall
  • Central Energy Hub
  • 575/585 Broadway (District Hub, Mail & Package Services)

Please continue to check this site for updates.

Power Restored to Stanford Campus

Crews have identified and repaired a fault on an underground circuit. Power has been restored to all areas of the Stanford campus. Casper Dining will reopen for dinner service.

Escondido Village Studio 2 will be offline for a short time while the building system is reset.

Thank you for your patience while we worked through the outage today.

Power Restored to Stanford Campus

Crews have identified and are repairing a fault on an underground circuit. Power has been restored to all areas of the Stanford campus. Casper Dining will reopen for dinner service.

Escondido Village Studio 2 will be offline for a short time while the building system is reset.

Thank you for your patience while we worked through the outage today.

University Staff Working to Resolve Partial Power Outage

University staff is working to resolve the partial power outage on the Stanford campus. The expected time of power restoration has not been determined. The outage is within the campus power infrastructure and unrelated to PG&E.

Lagunita Lakeside Dining and Arrillaga Family Dining Commons will open at 7:00 a.m. for student respite (and morning service at 9:30 a.m.). Other dining halls will open at 10:30 a.m. as usual for morning service.

Tresidder Student Union and Graduate Community Center will be open at 7:30 a.m. for student respite.

We will continue to provide updates as soon as they are available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

University Staff Working to Resolve Partial Power Outage

University staff is working to resolve the partial power outage on the Stanford campus. The expected time of power restoration has not been determined. The outage is within the campus power infrastructure and unrelated to PG&E.

Lagunita Lakeside Dining and Arrillaga Family Dining Commons will open at 7 a.m. for student respite (and morning service at 9:30 a.m.). Other dining halls will open at 10:30 a.m. as usual for morning service. Casper Dining will be closed, but Branner Dining will be open as an alternative.

Tresidder Student Union and Graduate Community Center will be open at 7:30 a.m. for student respite.

We will continue to provide updates as soon as they are available on this site.

Partial Power Outage – Stanford Campus

There is a power outage affecting parts of the Stanford campus. University staff is working to identify the extent and cause of the outage. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Affected buildings may include:

CERAS
LAW SCHOOL (CROWN QUAD)
OLD UNION (STUDENT SERV.)
SWEET HALL
LAGUNITA WEST
KIMBALL HALL
Casper DINING COMMONS
CASTANO   06-720
MANZANITA SHARE BLDG  Latana/castano commons
LANTANA
SCHWAB CENTER- East A
SCHWAB CENTER BLDG. B
SCHWAB CENTER Tower C Building
SCHWAB CENTER BLDG. E VIDALAKIS DINING
E.V.Bldgs 116
E.V. Bldgs 124, 125
E.V. Bldgs 133 – 136
EV-5 BLDG 129 – 144
HOUSING MAINT. CENTER
HOUSING MAINT. ANNEX
RAINS A (12-19)
RAINS B (20-25)
RAINS C (27-31)
RAINS D (32-38)
RAINS APTS – BLDG
BING NURSERY SCHOOL
E.V.Bldgs MIRRIELESS
RAINS 4 – BUTTERY
E .V. Bldgs STUDIO 1
E .V. Bldgs STUDIO 2
CROTHERS HALL
GALVEZ MODULAR 1
RAINS BLDGS A – D
HACIENDA COMMONS
WILLIS COURT
TOWER HOUSE
WILBUR PARKING LOT
RAINS BLDGS A – D
KENNEDY RESIDENCE, ROSSE
KENNEDY RESIDENCE, COMMONS
KENNEDY RESIDENCE, HASTORF
KENNEDY RESIDENCE, MILLER
KENNEDY RESIDENCE, LIEBERMAN
ROBLE FIELD GARAGE
LAGUNITA BLDG K MEIER
ROBLE GYM
MANZANITA HUMANITIES THEME, CASPER NG
CCSC ChildCare
HOUSING MAINT. ANNEX– ELECTRIC CART CHARGING

Stanford Redwood City Power Restored

Power and heat have been restored to the impacted buildings at SRWC. Please note:

  1. Please ensure that you are parking in the SRWC surface parking lot and not in the SHC parking lot across the street.
  2. Cardinal Brew and To-Go will open today, but the Cardinal Café will remain closed for today and plans to re-open tomorrow (Wed., 01/11)

SRWC Power Outage Multiple Buildings

There is currently a power outage affecting multiple buildings on the Stanford Redwood City Campus due to a PG&E event. There is no current estimated time of restoration.

All buildings are without heating and cooling.

Buildings without power include:

  • 585 Broadway
  • Central Energy Hub
  • Cardinal Hall

SRWC staff are encouraged to work from home today. Employees should check with their departmental management for clarification of responsibilities if needed.

Storm Update – Friday Return to Normal Operations

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 City have not been impacted.

Operations at the Stanford Research Park are continuing as usual. Childcare centers at the Stanford campus remain open. 

When returning to campus, expect to see standing bodies of water on campus, including at some athletic fields and Lake Lagunita. It is incredibly important to refrain from entering standing water for your health and safety. Even water that appears safe can contain dangerous debris, bacteria, and deep mud, and is not safe for bathing, drinking, or recreational activities. 

Similarly, please avoid driving through areas of standing water. Be aware of downed trees, limbs or power lines. Assume that any power line is energized and extremely dangerous. 

To report flooding, downed trees, power lines or other storm-related hazards, please call 3-2281 or (650) 723-9633.

Winter storm update

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 the Stanford campus are encouraged to work from home through Thursday, January 5, if feasible. Departments that normally provide on-site services may be sending specific information to their staff. Guidance will be provided to SLAC staff in a separate communication. 

Employees should check with their departmental management for clarification of responsibilities if needed.

All Stanford Redwood City Campus employees are expected to work remotely until Monday, January 9. 

Operations at the Stanford Research Park should continue as usual. Childcare centers at the Stanford campus will remain open. Healthcare operations have not been impacted, nor are patients in danger. 

Wednesday’s storm is expected to bring dangerous travel conditions. Please avoid unnecessary travel. If you need to drive, check traffic reports before heading out the door. Slow down, leave extra space between vehicles and watch out for flooding on roadways. Keep both hands on the wheel and leave your headlights on. Stay away from driving through standing water. Please stay away from downed power lines and assume they are energized and extremely dangerous. (Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services)

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

Redwood City Campus Closure

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 to ensure safety, a decision has been made to keep SRWC closed through January 8, 2023. Healthcare operations have not been impacted, nor are patients in danger.

We will target a reopening date of Monday, January 9th. Any updates will be posted to this site as they become available.

M5.1 Earthquake Centered Near San Jose, No Impact to Campus

An earthquake was felt in the Stanford area at 11:42 a.m. Preliminary information is that it was centered 12 miles south of San Jose and registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.

At this time, we are not aware of significant impacts at Stanford, and we anticipate no disruptions to normal university operations.

Please be aware that aftershocks are always possible. In an aftershock, “Duck, Cover and Hold” until the shaking stops. Report any emergencies to 911, or 9-911 from a campus telephone. If you observe new damage to campus buildings, please report it to (650) 723-2281.

More information on earthquake preparedness and response is available at https://cardinalready.stanford.edu/emergency/earthquake/.

Annual AlertSU System Test – Thursday, October 27, 2022

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 will be activated. If you are outside, you should expect to hear an audible tone for approximately 30 seconds, followed by a verbal message from each of the 7 sirens at various campus locations. The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of the surrounding communities, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos.

Also being tested are Cisco VoIP speaker phones. VoIP speaker phones are found in many of the academic and office buildings throughout campus. If you have a Cisco phone in your area, the AlertSU message will broadcast from the speaker phone and a banner message will appear in the display. Press the exit option to cancel the announcement.
In the test message sent to your device, you will be asked to acknowledge the message. This is an important step that will help us monitor the success of this test. If you receive both a text and email, you only need to acknowledge one of the messages.

Prior to the test, it is important you verify that your contact information is correct in Axess (students) or StanfordYou (faculty and staff).

Students: In Axess, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way to communicate with you during an emergency.

Faculty and Staff: In StanfordWho, make sure there is an entry in the mobile phone field, as this is the most rapid and direct way of communication with you during an actual emergency. As a reminder: the University requires that employees maintain their directory entry and opt in to AlertSU with their work phone number, email address, and any university-issued or reimbursed cell phone number. Please review step by step instructions on how to enter your contact information in StanfordYou or visit https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html for more information.

Additionally, in order to know you are receiving an official AlertSU message, please program the following information into your mobile phone contacts.

  • Email Address: alertsudps@lists.stanford.edu
  • Phone Number: 650-725-5555
  • Text Message phone number: 89361

In the event of an actual emergency, you would be asked to follow the specific instructions in the alert message. Other avenues that might be used to inform the community about critical incidents include:

Upon receipt of an AlertSU message, notify others in your immediate vicinity to ensure they are also aware of the situation and the recommended safety precautions.

For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.

Evacuation procedures and how to respond to other emergencies can be found on the following resource pages.

Thank you for your participation!

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

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 available.

Power restored to main campus through secondary PG&E line

Power restored to campus through secondary PG&E line. More information at https://emergency.stanford.edu.