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Scheduled campus power outage Dec. 21

A majority of the buildings on Boise State’s campus will be without power for most of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 21 as Idaho Power performs a preventative replacement of their electrical switchgear.

The buildings impacted are those that are north of University Dr., from Capitol Blvd. to Broadway Ave. and most buildings on Belmont St. between Lincoln Ave. to Broadway Ave. The affected locations can be seen on the university’s interactive map.

Map of Boise State University colored to show buildings affected by a power outrage

All faculty and staff who work in the affected areas, and who are not required to monitor equipment during the outage, will work remotely for the entire day on Dec. 21. Those in positions that do not typically lend themselves to remote work may use this day to complete training(s), or other tasks assigned by their supervisors. Impacted employees with questions about their work on the day of the outage should contact their supervisor.

All equipment in affected buildings should be shut down and unplugged at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 20th to avoid potential damage when power is reconnected.

Departments requesting a temporary power source for critical equipment should submit their requests to their building coordinators¬†as soon as possible. Building coordinators will combine all requests for the department and submit one service request to the university’s electrical team. Moving sensitive materials to locations that already have backup power, or that are not affected by the outage, is encouraged.

Access to the off-campus virtual private network, the Office of Information Technology data center services and Boise State resources in the public clouds (Google, Amazon Web Services, Azure, Oracle and others) will not be impacted by the power outage.

The campus Emergency Operations Center will be activated during the event and their call center can be reached at (208) 426-4991 to answer questions about the outage. Updates on the day of the event will also follow via Bronco Alert.

For additional questions prior to the outage, contact or (208) 426-1409.