In order to improve the reliability of the electrical system supplying the UTEP campus, the Facilities Services department has been working closely with the El Paso Electric Co. to upgrade critical infrastructure feeding electricity to the campus.
To ensure the safety of the personnel completing this work, the entire system will need to be powered down during the connection of new electrical lines and the installation of an automatic transfer switch.
As a result, the main campus will be without power and HVAC from Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015.
Backup generators and temporary feeds will be functioning at strategic locations to sustain certain operations, critical research and housing. All other equipment will be shut down.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as UTEP completes this important power upgrade. Inquiries regarding the power upgrade should be directed to the Facilities Services department at x7116.
Yes. The following IT services WILL be available off campus during the power upgrade and from campus buildings not affected.
• Library Servers
• Before you leave your office for the holidays:
– Empty and unplug your refrigerators
– Turn off and unplug your computer and other electronics
– Take delicate plants home
– Take home foods and medicines that require temperature control
The power upgrade will NOT affect the Sun Bowl game on Dec. 27 or the men's and women's basketball games on Dec. 28 and 30 in the Don Haskins Center. Sun Bowl Stadium and the Haskins Center will be fully powered on those dates, as will the Sun Bowl Parking Garage. Spectators will not notice anything different about their gameday experience.
Call x7116 with additional questions about the power upgrade.
Call Facilities Services at x7116 to discuss your specific circumstances. Essential functions will be powered in certain buildings containing critical research materials.
Certain University offices will remain open with limited staff during select days of the winter break. These offices will be temporarily located in the Community Training Room at the UTEP Police Department at 3118 Sun Bowl Drive. The following offices will have personnel available to serve clients on Dec. 29, Dec. 30, and Dec. 31:
• President's Office
• Academic Advising
• University Development
• Accounting & Business Services
• Dean of Students
• Student Business Services
• Institutional Advancement
• Enrollment Services
• Office of the Provost
• Vice President for Business Affairs
• Vice President for Student Affairs
• Graduate Student Services
• Human Resource Services
• Operators and Informational Technology Help Desk
The University will be completely closed Dec. 24-28 and Jan. 1. On Jan. 2, all offices open with limited staff will return to their usual buildings.
The University reopens with full staffing on Jan. 5.
Construction won't affect UTEP events. Plan ahead using our venue maps.UTEP Venue maps »
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