Scheduled Electrical Outages:  Summer 2014

Scheduled electrical outagesIn order to complete the upgrade of the high-voltage electrical distribution on the Old Westbury campus, multiple electrical outages have been scheduled to provide minimal disruption to day-to-day operations. This work will provide extra reliability and redundancy in our electrical distribution, which in turn should eliminate the multiple summer time brown and black outs we’ve had in the years past.

Please review the five potential SCHEDULED SHUTDOWNS (LIST BELOW) — weather and/or technical contingencies will determine if all shutdowns will be necessary. Please note:

  • Occupants of ALL buildings affected by the shutdown must power down their computer, printer and other items (especially devices connected to a surge suppressor or UPS-battery backup) prior to the shutdown time. Perishable items in refrigerators should be removed.
  • Since campus lighting and signage will be off during most shutdowns, you should not be on campus.
  • Buildings without electrical power during the shutdown should not be occupied. Occupants should vacate buildings 30 minutes prior to shutdown and not re-occupy until 30 minutes after.
  • Other buildings (noted on the schedule in RED ALL CAPS) that require electricity will be connected to a generator soon after the shutdown starts. Occupants should vacate the buildings 30 minutes in advance of the shutdown, but can re-occupy them one hour after the shutdown begins. At the end of the shutdown, those buildings will experience a short outage while they are being reconnected to the utility power.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Service Central at servicecentral@nyit.edu or 516.686.1400.

If you have a security concern or emergency, please call 516.686.7789.

Schedule of Shutdowns

Shutdown #1

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 - 6 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 - 6 p.m.

500 Building
Anna Rubin Hall
Bear's Cave
CHILLER PLANT
NYIT De Seversky Mansion
Education Hall
Field House
Gerry House
Green Lodge
Harry Schure Hall
Maintenance Barn
Midge Karr Art Center
Rockefeller Building
Salten Hall
Sculpture Barn
Serota Academic Center
Sewer Treatment Plant
Sports Complex / Hall of Fame
Student Activity Center (food service only)
Tower House
Whitney Lane House
Wisser Library

Shutdown #2

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 - 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Anna Rubin Hall
Bear's Cave
Field House
Green Lodge
Harry Schure Hall
Maintenance Barn
Salten Hall
Sewer Treatment Plant
Simonson Annex
Simonson House
Sports Complex / Hall of Fame
Student Activity Center (food service only)
Theobold Science Center
Whitney Lane House
Wisser Library

Shutdown #3 - if needed

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 - 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Anna Rubin Hall (starting 5 p.m.)
Bear's Cave
Field House
Green Lodge
Harry Schure Hall
Maintenance Barn
Salten Hall
Sewer Treatment Plant
Simonson Annex
Simonson House
Sports Complex / Hall of Fame
Student Activity Center (food service only)
Theobold Science Center
Whitney Lane House
Wisser Library

Shutdown #4

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

500 Building
CHILLER PLANT
Education Hall
Midge Karr Art Center
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Riland Center
Rockefeller Building
Sculpture Barn
Serota Academic Center

Shutdown #5

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CHILLER PLANT
Education Hall
Midge Karr Art Center
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Riland Center
Rockefeller Building
Sculpture Barn
Serota Academic Center
Note: Buildings with names in RED UPPER-CASE indicate they will be connected to a generator and will continue to have power after a brief interruption.