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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Facility, Operations, and Safety Services

Campus Closures and Outages

General Outage Information

WSU Facilities Services maintains and supports all WSU buildings in Pullman.

If there is a service that requires maintenance or repair, Facilities Services will categorize it by urgency and added to the appropriate repair/renewal list.

Outages, active water leaks, utility disruptions, elevator failures, and hazards in pedestrian areas are prioritized first.

If an outage needs to occur, as required for the repair/maintenance of a service, an outage notice will be sent to those that have subscribed to receive facility notices (instructions below).

If the timing of the planned outage would cause significant impact, Facilities Services will attempt to reschedule the outage.

If you need to request a planned outage be rescheduled please respond directly to the outage notice, or call 509-335-9000.

In event of an unplanned outage, outage notices may be delayed.

In event of emergency dial 911.

Outages Notices

In Event of Power Loss

Please exercise caution in your emergency preparation planning around a power failure.
A power failure is one of the most likely emergency situations to occur.

In the event of a power failure, very few WSU buildings will have backup power. Paccar Environmental Technology Building is currently the only engineering building with limited backup power.

When the power goes out, power outlets do not work, hoods do not work, the air systems shut down, and elevators halt.

The only systems that consistently work in a power failure are emergency lights, fire alarms, and emergency fire sprinklers.

Information Technology Outage

If there is an IT outage, such as email, phone, or networking disruption please contact Voiland College IT at 509-335-6773 or  You can also contact WSU ITS at 509-335-help or

Campus Delay or Closure

If there is a campus delay or closure, weather alert, or campus safety event taking place, information will be posted at the WSU Safety Alert Website.  You can sign up to receive phone and text message alerts within the myWSU portal.

Utility Service Outage

If there is a utility service outage (such as water, power, gas, or other) please call Facilities Operations at 509-335-9000.  Please also alert the VCEA Facilities Director at 509-335-3783 or

Subscribe to Receive Facility Outage Notices

If you would like to get updates on facility outages, such as disruptions to elevators, water, power, steam, etc, you can sign up at the MyFacilities web page. You will need to login with your WSU Network ID and password. Please be sure to select both types of notices – utilities and maintenance – outages can occur within both classifications.

These are the steps to help you navigate the MyFacilities site after logging in with your WSU Network ID and password: 1.) Under the drop box options of the “Event Notifications”, click on “Notice Subscriptions”, 2.) After clicking “Notice Subscriptions”, you will notice three tabs on the top. Click on “Signup”, and 3.) Then you will be on the tab that indicates “Signup for Event Notices”, on the bottom of the page (under Choose Notice types for the selected facilities) you will need to select both “Utilities” and “Maintenance”.

Screenshot of directions, detailed above, to sign up for event notices.