News for faculty and staff


Campus high temperature hot water shutdown under way

The High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) system for the entire campus will be shut down today, June 15, for approximately one week due to an in-plant leak.

The following buildings will not have domestic (tap) hot water during this outage. (Please note: Some of these buildings are offline due to other HTHW outages.)

  • Stile Athletic Fieldhouse (AFLD)
  • Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC)
  • Bierce Library (LIB)
  • Buckingham Building (BCCE)
  • College of Business Administration building (CBA)
  • Goodyear Polymer Center (GDYR)
  • Knight Chemical Laboratory (KNCL)
  • Mary Gladwin Hall (MGH)
  • Ocasek Natatorium (ONAT)
  • Olson Research Center (ORLC)
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)
  • E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall (PAH)
  • Whitby Hall (WHIT)

The buildings listed below will likely experience cooler than normal temperatures and possible increased humidity levels during this outage due to building reheat systems being down as well:

  • Stile Athletic Fieldhouse (AFLD)
  • Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC)
  • Auburn Animal Lab (BRC)
  • Ayer Hall (AYER)
  • Bierce Library (LIB)
  • Buchtel Hall (BH)
  • Buckingham Building (BCCE)
  • Bulger Residence Hall (BRH)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
  • College of Business Administration building (CBA)
  • Computer Center (COMP)
  • Crouse Hall (CRH)
  • Engineering Research Center (ERC)
  • Goodyear Polymer Center (GDYR)
  • Guzzetta Hall (GH)
  • James A. Rhodes Arena (JAR)
  • Knight Chemical Laboratory (KNCL)
  • Kolbe Hall (KO)
  • Leigh Hall (LH)
  • Mary Gladwin Hall (MGH)
  • McDowell Law (LAW)
  • National Polymer IC (NPIC)
  • Ocasek Natatorium (ONAT)
  • Olin Hall (OLIN)
  • Olson Research Center (ORLC)
  • Physical Facilities Operations Center (PFOC)
  • Polymer Engineering Academic Center (PEAC)
  • Robertson Dining Hall (RD)
  • Schrank Hall North and South (SHN and SHS)
  • Simmons Hall (SI)
  • Spanton Residence Hall (SRH)
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)
  • Student Union (STUN)
  • E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall (PAH)
  • Whitby Hall (WHIT)

Steam systems in both Robertson Dining Hall and Schrank Hall (supplies KNCL, MGH and ASEC) will also be down during this outage.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this outage. Physical Facilities is working toward a quick and effective solution.

If you have any questions regarding this outage, please direct them to Dave Musser at ext. 5518 or the Physical Facilities Service Center at ext. 7415.


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