Planned power outage – Saturday 2 February

A power outage is planned for Saturday 2 February, from 9.30am – 4.30pm to commission the control system of UC’s back-up power generator. The testing process will involve disrupting the power to affected buildings a number of unspecified times during the outage period.

Buildings will be closed to staff and students during the outage. If you are in one of these buildings during the outage you will need to use an emergency exit to leave.

Arrangements have been made to areas of buildings where facilities cannot be shut down for a long period of time. If you have any concerns about animal welfare or controlled temperature areas that may not have been considered please email

Power will be shut down to the following buildings during this period.

  • Te Ao Mārama
  • Macmillan Brown Pacific Studies
  • Macmillan Brown Library
  • Puaka-James Hight Library
  • Forestry
  • Forestry Workshop
  • Biology 1 and 2
  • Central lecture theatres
  • Rehua
  • Geography
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • Meremere
  • Karl Popper
  • Locke
  • Logie
  • South Arts lecture theatres
  • Music (Ilam)
  • ICT
  • Angus Tait
  • Matariki
  • Julius von Haast
  • Okeover
  • Alice Candy
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Library warehouse
  • Glasshouses
  • University Bookshop
  • Café 101 (may be affected)

A second power outage may take place on Sunday 3 February if further commissioning is required. The same buildings will be affected.