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Power Outage on Campus

last updated September 21, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

This message provides an update regarding the power outage impacting Lora Robins, Gray Court, Wilton Center, and Heilman Dining Center. We appreciate the continued patience and support of the campus community.

The Heilman Dining Center is currently operating on regular service hours. Any changes will be communicated online at dining.richmond.edu.

As Facilities works to fully and permanently restore power to all impacted buildings disruption to power will occur.  The proposed schedule, subject to change, is as follows:

Between, 9 p.m. and midnight on Friday, Gray will be on an emergency generator that supports fire suppression, fire warning, and emergency lighting.  One Card will limit access to the building to residents only.  Lora Robins Court will be on emergency generator from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday morning. One Card will limit card access to only residents. 

The Center for Student Involvement will close at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22,  Saturday, September 23, and Tuesday, September 26. It will operate under normal business hours on Sunday, September, 24.

Tyler Haynes Commons, including The Cellar, will close at 11 p.m. on Friday, September 22, and Tuesday, September 26.

Modlin Center for the Arts, Jepson Alumni Center, the Web, and Westhampton Hall will be without electrical power for 2 hours between 3 and 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. This includes many exterior and walkway lights on the Westhampton side of campus. 

Please expect intermittent power outages throughout the next few days as crews work to fully restore power to the impacted buildings.

Resident assistants and area coordinators will continue to provide updates to students in the affected residence halls.

We thank everyone in the community for their patience as we work to resolve this power outage.

Previous Updates

September 20, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

This message provides an update regarding the power outage impacting Lora Robins and Gray Court, the Wilton Center and Heilman Dining Center.

The Heilman Dining Center is operating on a generator and will serve dinner from 5 to 8 p.m.  Additional information about locations and their hours is available online at dining.richmond.edu.

Generators  are enroute for Lora Robins and Gray Court. Installation should occur by mid-morning Thursday. Once the power is restored, residents are asked to close their windows so that the buildings will cool faster. Cots will be available this evening in the Westhampton Living Room for those who are not comfortable in their rooms.

Please expect intermittent power outages as crews work to fully restore power to the impacted buildings.

Resident assistants and area coordinators will continue to provide updates to students in the affected residence halls.

We thank everyone in the community for their patience as we work to resolve this power outage.

September 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. update

Univeristy of Richmond is experiencing a power outage that is impacting Lora Robins and Gray Court, the Wilton Center and Heilman Dining Center. Crews continue to work to correct the source of the power line failure that occurred early this morning. University personnel, particularly those in Facilities and Campus Services, are working hard to minimize disruptions. At this time, it is uncertain when power will be fully restored.   

Currently, the affected buildings have emergency lighting, fire warning, and suppression. Significant work is ongoing to access and connect a generator for the Heilman Dining Center.  A limited lunch menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Heilman Dining Center is able to accept student meal plans, cash, and check.  Specific information regarding dinner service and hours will be available after 2 p.m. online at dining.richmond.edu

Resident assistants and area coordinators will continue to provide updates to students in the affected residence halls.

We thank everyone in the community for their patience as we work to resolve this power outage.

Contact Information

UR Police, emergency
(804) 289-8911 (911 from a campus phone)

UR Police, non-emergency
(804) 289-8715

UR Switchboard
(804) 289-8000

UR Hotline
(804) 289-8760

Outdoor Warning System

The University of Richmond (UR) has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) with multi‐channel communication capabilities.  One component of the ENS is the Outdoor Warning System (OWS).  The OWS consists of clusters of outdoor speakers centrally located on campus. It is capable of playing a recorded message or live audio from the UR Police Department Dispatcher. The system is most frequently used to alert persons outside to seek shelter indoors immediately due to an approaching tornado.

The OWS will be tested once a semester.  The timing of these tests will be announced in advance.