Planned power outage on June 22 and Dec. 26-30

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Public Affairs

UC Santa Cruz will have a planned power outage from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 22 as part of the solar parking canopy project in the East Remove Parking Lot. A list of the different impacts on campus buildings is below.

Please power down your computers, printers, equipment, and other devices. before 6 a.m. on June 22 in preparation for this power outage.

Also please note elevators will not be operational during this power outage.

Additionally, there will be another planned outage from from  7 a.m., Dec. 26 to 7 p.m., Dec. 30 to connect the photovoltaic system to the campus grid and perform testing. More information will be shared with the campus in advance of that outage.


In an effort to reduce the campus’s carbon footprint, a two-megawatt solar parking canopy will be built at the East Remote Parking Lot. The new solar photovoltaic system will provide approximately 21 percent of the campus power demand.

The campus must design, install and test equipment at Slug Substation for the new solar photovoltaic system. In order to complete this work campus shut-downs are required.

The following facilities will experience utility power service interruptions from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22.

Antenna Site (KZSC + Wireless Tenants)

ARC Center

Baskin Visual Arts

Baytree Bookstore

Biomedical Sciences

Camper Park

Chadwick Garden

Classroom Units

College Nine and Ten Dining

College Nine and Academic, Apartments

College Ten/Soc. Sci. 2 and Academic, Apartments

Core West Parking

Cowell College, Apartments

Crown College and Apartments

Digital Arts Research Center

Engineering 2

Farm, Agro Ecology, Quarry Village

Grad Student Housing

Grad Student Commons / IVETA

Hahn Student Services

Housing Services / Visual Arts Research Facility


Kerr Hall

McHenry Library

Merrill College and Apartments

Music Facility

Natural Science Wood Shop

Oakes College/Apartments

P. E. Fitness Center

Physical Sciences Building

Porter College

Porter / Kresge Apartments

Quarry Village (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F)

Rachel Carson Academic, Dining, Commons, Dorms, Apartments

Redwood Grove Apartments

Redwood Building

Stevenson College

Student Union

Theater Arts Complex

University House

Upper Quarry Amphitheater

West Field House

The following are facilities with emergency and standby power supplied by generators that are planned to be operating during the power outage.  Standby and emergency power distribution provided by generators is planned to operate in the same manner as during previous power service interruptions.  

Bay Tree Bookstore

Biomedical Sciences

Classroom Units

College 9 (Soc Sci 1)

College 9 Apartments

College 9/10 Dining Hall

College 9/10 Dorms

College 10 (Soc Sci 2)

Core West Parking Structure

Cowell College

Cowell Infill Apartments

Crown/Merrill Colleges

Crown/Merrill Apts – Lower and Upper

Digital Arts Research Center

Emergency Response Center

Engineering 2

Hahn Student Services


Kerr Hall

Kresge College

McHenry Library

Music Facility

Oakes College

Physical Science Building

Porter College, Kitchen & Dining

Porter/Kresge Infill Apartments

Rachel Carson Admin/Academic

Rachel Carson Apartments

Rachel Carson Dorms A, B, C, D

Rachel Carson Kitchen

Stevenson College

Stevenson Infill Apartments

Theatre Arts Complex

Upper Quarry Amphitheater

West Field House

Facilities that are planned to be unaffected by the utility service interruptions because Cogen will be providing power.

Baskin Engineering

Center for Adaptive Optics

Central Heat Plant


Cowell Student Health Center

Earth & Marine Science

East Field House

Engineering Auditorium

Fackler Cogeneration

Fire Station

Interdisciplinary Science

Natural Science 2

Science Library



Facilities that are planned to be unaffected by the utility service interruptions because fed directly from PG&E. (Lower Campus, Coastal Science Campus, 2300 Delaware and all leased facilities)


Coastal Science Campus

2300 Delaware

Cardiff House Annex

Cardiff House

Carriage House

Emergency Response Center/Police Station

Physical Plant Shop Stores

Hazardous Waste Facility

Barn-H/Receiving/Risk Services


Hay Barn

Physical Plant Trailers Near Corp Yard

PP&C Trailers West of Barn-G

Physical Plant Paint, Sign & Bug Shop

Fleet Services

Cook House

Barn Theater

Main Kiosk

Faculty & Staff Housing



Blacksmith Shop

Family Student Housing

Water Tank Pump Station

Ranchview Terrace