Overnight building closures, outages planned for Friday

Seven buildings at Brock University’s main campus and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) will be closed and without power or network access overnight on Friday, May 12 for annual maintenance work.

Rankin Family Pavilion, Schmon Tower, Thistle Complex, Alphie’s Trough, DeCew Residence, Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence, Central Utilities Building and MIWSFPA will be closed from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 12 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. All doors will be locked and swipe card access will be unavailable.

Employees and students in the affected areas are reminded to shut down computers, printers and sensitive equipment and to empty fridges and relocate anything at risk of spoilage before leaving campus Friday.

Power and network access in affected buildings, including wired and wireless connectivity, will shut down at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 12 in preparation for the closures. There will also be a brief campus-wide power interruption, lasting only a few seconds, at 10 p.m. on Friday night.

Normal operation is expected to resume on Saturday morning. Updates will be posted to The Brock News and the University homepage in the unlikely event that power and network access cannot be restored to the affected areas as scheduled.

Some computers may not restart automatically after power is restored, preventing users from connecting remotely. Employees are asked to contact Information Technology Services by emailing ithelp@brocku.ca or calling 905-688-5550 x4357 if they are unable to connect remotely.

Questions or concerns about the planned closures and outages can be directed to Scott Kernicky, Electrical Services Manager, in advance by emailing skernicky@brocku.ca or calling x6201. For emergency access to the affected areas, contact Campus Safety Services at 905-688-5550 x3200.

The full-scale maintenance of Brock infrastructure occurs annually. Communications are sent in advance through multiple channels including direct email. To receive regular notifications, contact Facilities Management Customer Service at fm@brocku.ca or call x3717.

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