Campus Closed Wednesday, March 14, during Spring Break, due to Planned Power Outage

To better serve the needs of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, AEP has scheduled a planned power outage affecting the University from approximately 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, which is during Spring Break. During the planned outage, AEP will be on site making repairs and performing maintenance.

Due to the widespread power outage, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be closed for business all day Wednesday, March 14.

Additionally, because Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, are TAMU System-approved holidays to celebrate Spring Break, most University services won’t resume normal operations until Monday, March 19.

The March 14 closure affects all buildings on Ward Island, along with Miramar Housing, the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Building, the Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center, the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center and the Lonestar UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation. The Art Museum of South Texas is unaffected and will remain open on March 14. Also, Momentum Campus is unaffected by the outage and will remain fully operational.

Campus food services will not be available March 14 due to the power outage.

Special note for student living at Miramar: Please make sure that your stove is turned off during the outage to avoid a fire or power surge when the power is restored.

Power outage updates will be sent via Code Blue, University email and will be published at www.tamucc.edu. For specific questions, email evpfa@tamucc.edu.
During the outage, AEP and University crews will work to ensure all equipment plugged into backup generators remain operational, though researchers and others are encouraged to take measures to protect their projects during this outage.

More information for employees regarding the March 14 closure:

•    Employees who are leave-eligible will receive emergency leave and will get paid. The Payroll Department will auto-populate the emergency leave in SSO.
•    Employees who are not leave-eligible will not be paid. This includes student workers.
•    Servers will be accessible during the power outage.
•    The University will send notice when power is restored so researchers and others who need to check on project/equipment can return to campus and perform their checks.
•    Please check with your supervisor for further instruction.

Because March 15-16 are TAMU System-approved holidays, we suggest employees make the following preparations by end of day Tuesday, March 13.

•    Researchers should make arrangement for the safekeeping of specialized equipment or experiments in progress.
•    Power down all computers, printers, copiers and other office equipment.
•    Turn off all lights.
•    Clean out office refrigerators.
•    Do not unplug phones.

University officials have checked main campus calendars and have already reached out to groups to assist them with the rescheduling of any events being held March 14.

For specific questions pertaining to your area/office, email evpfa@tamucc.edu.

There will be flow meter installations on several campus buildings the week of March 12-16. The installation of flow meters will only affect the ability to cool and/or heat the building space during the system down time. All other utilities such as electricity, water and restrooms will not be affected. This project is part of a larger program to better regulate and control climate conditions to improve energy conservation and occupant comfort. The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following days/locations:

  • Monday, March 12 – Student Services Building       
  • Tuesday, March 13 – Mary and Jeff Bell Library                
  • Wednesday, March 14 – Corpus Christi Hall   
  • Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16 – Central Utility Plant