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Planned Electrical Outage for Law School, March 22; Website and Other Services Unavailable as Noted Below


The university’s Utilities Department will conduct an emergency preparedness drill consisting of a West Campus electric shutdown on Tuesday, March 22 from 4:00-6:00 a.m. This drill will simulate a complete loss of power to West Campus. The test is designed to ensure that the university can effectively use its own power plant generators to restore power in the event of a major emergency. This test will affect all equipment not connected to an emergency generator, including law school servers, web servers/website, classroom A/V equipment, and lab/office computers and printers. 

In addition to saving and backing up all computer files, faculty, staff, and students should shut down sensitive equipment prior to the test. For those planning on leaving town for spring break, this may mean shutting down equipment on Friday, March 18, prior to leaving.

In order to protect our servers during the shutdown, staff will take the College of Law web site and file/print servers offline at 11 P.M. on Monday.  Community members who will need access to any files normally stored on their network share between 11 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday should copy the files to a local drive, such as a flash drive, or to an outside service such as Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com), prior to Monday night.

UC Law’s IT team will be monitoring all equipment during this time. Plans are to have all equipment operational Tuesday morning. If you have additional questions or problems, please contact the IT group.