Classes at the University of Missouri-Rolla have been cancelled for Monday (Nov. 13, 2006) due to a power outage affecting most of the buildings on campus.
The outage occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday due to a malfunction in the main transformer on campus.
UMR crews must install new fuses in the transformer before power can be restored. Those fuses will be shipped from the Chicago area today and are not expected to arrive before tonight. Therefore, power may not be restored until Tuesday morning.
The outage affects all campus buildings except for the UMR residence halls, the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building and Student Recreation Center, the Bureau of Mines Building, the Campus Support Facility and the Student Health Center.
For updates, students should tune in to local radio stations and check their UMR email accounts and the UMR website (www.mst.edu). Students also may check the front desk of Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall for updates.
Students who usually dine at the Havener Center may dine at the Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall cafeteria until power is restored to Havener.
UMR staff should follow their regular work schedules during this outage. Staff may take vacation time if authorized by their supervisor. Staff also should report for duty on Tuesday unless otherwise notified.