Planned power, network outage to impact Brock buildings overnight Friday

Three buildings at Brock University’s main campus will be closed and without power or network access overnight Friday, May 7 due to annual maintenance.

Earp Residence, Inniskillin Hall and Mackenzie Chown Complex blocks B through J are scheduled for maintenance and will be closed from Friday, May 7 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. All doors will be locked and swipe card access will be unavailable.

For emergency-only access to the affected areas, employees are asked to contact Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x3200 to make arrangements.

In preparation for the maintenance closure, power and network access, including wired and wireless connectivity, will shut down Friday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Normal operation is expected to resume by 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8.

In the unlikely event power and network access cannot be restored to the affected areas by this time, an update will be posted to The Brock News and the University homepage as soon as possible Saturday morning.

Power and network access will not be affected at the University’s other campuses, including the east campus, the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Hamilton campus.

The University remains in Brock Stage 1 (Grey/Lockdown) of its own COVID-19 response framework. The majority of courses remain in an online format and most employees continue to work remotely from home.

Essential employees working on campus in the affected areas are asked to power off their computers, printers and sensitive equipment, and remove fridge contents and anything at risk of spoilage before leaving for the weekend on Friday, May 7.

Some computers may not restart automatically after power is restored, which will disable users’ ability to connect remotely. If employees are unable to connect remotely to their computer, they’re asked to reach out to Information Technology Services, who will co-ordinate with Campus Security Services to manually power on employees’ computers.

Employees should not come to campus to restart their computers, as it would create unnecessary traffic at screening locations. Email or call 905-688-5550 x4357.

Questions can be directed to Facilities Management Customer Service at or 905-688-5550 x3717, or to Scott Kernicky, Electrical Services Manager, at or 905-688-5550 x6201.

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