Saint Paul Campus power outage, July 16: All classes will meet, some buildings closed

By Robert Boos
Posted July 16, 2019

Metropolitan State University is still experiencing a power outage on the Saint Paul campus and Xcel Energy has not provided a time of restoration.  All classes and programs planned for Tuesday, July 16 will meet at the time scheduled.

New Main, Founders Hall, St. Johns Hall, and the Library and Learning Center are not being effectively cooled and we will be closing those buildings at 1 pm.  Metropolitan State is not closing the campus but employees will not be allowed to work in New Main, Founders Hall, St. Johns Hall, and Library buildings after 1 pm.

All classes and programs scheduled this afternoon and evening, July 16, will be relocated to the Science Education Center and Student Center on the Saint Paul campus.  Signs will be posted by the parking ramp and exterior doors directing students and faculty to the reassigned classes.

Gateway Student Services will be available at the Midway campus location (1450 Energy Park Dr., Saint Paul) between 1 to 5 pm.

Supervisors will work with employees who are located in the affected buildings to determine which functions are operationally required and can be accomplished by relocating to the Science Education Center or in the Student Center.

Employees who provide required operations and are able to work elsewhere on campus will be asked to stay until the end of their work day. Other employees whose work location is in an impacted building and are either not able to complete their work in the Science Education Center or Student Center or do not fulfill an essential function will be sent home and supervisors will adjust timesheets accordingly.  If supervisors have questions, they should contact Human Resources (human.resources@metrostate.edu).