Category: Status

Updates regarding the current situation.

Power being restored to remaining main campus buildings

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 buildings incrementally throughout the day. As this occurs, crews are also performing building assessments to ensure that building systems return to operation as they should.

Summer Session classes will resume on Monday; students should look for information from their instructors for any updates on their course. Normal campus operations and programs will be resuming as staffing allows. Main-campus employees on Monday should resume the work routines they had in place before the power disruption. Labs may reopen once normal power is restored; please consult with your local building managers.

When returning to housing and work stations, please remember to ensure cooking and heating appliances are safely turned off, and check for any equipment that may not be functioning properly. Food in refrigerators and freezers may be spoiled – discard any perishable food. Those in research spaces should similarly check for any heating or heat-producing equipment that may have been left in the on position and survey workspaces.

We want to thank the members of our campus community for your patience over the past days, and extend special appreciation to the incredible groups of university staff who have worked tirelessly to restore power, support students living on campus and uphold research. Many members of the university staff have dedicated the past few days to working long hours with very little rest to provide support for the campus community, and their efforts are deeply appreciated.

PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

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 main campus, it can also take several hours to safely re-energize campus facilities. We do not expect resumption of full campus activities until Monday at earliest.

Until full power restoration, university staff will continue to maximize the use of available power to support high-priority buildings and services for students on campus.

Please continue to check this site for updates as they become available. We thank those on campus for their continuing energy conservation and patience.

Main campus continues to operate under partial power

The limited power supply being provided to the main campus by PG&E is currently unchanged and university staff continues to focus their efforts on powering high-priority buildings.

As PG&E has not provided an estimate for full power restoration, we ask that those on campus continue to conserve energy where possible. Please do not enter buildings that are dark. It is also important not to enter buildings that are not open for occupancy, even if the power appears to be on.

As announced last night, Residential and Dining Enterprises and Student Affairs have expanded their support services for students on campus and have opened additional respite areas.