Utilities / Power Outage

In the event of a major utility failure, call the Physical Plant at (304) 367-4110 if between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. At all other times, or if unable to reach Physical Plant, contact Campus Police at (304) 367-4357.

  • Remain calm; move cautiously to a lighted area.
  • Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage-sensitive equipment.
  • Provide assistance to others if necessary.


  • Evacuate the building if the fire alarm sounds or upon notification by authorized emergency personnel.
  • In laboratory buildings. Fume hoods do not operate during power outage and most laboratories should not be used until the ventilation is properly restored.


  • Cease all operations immediately.
  • Do not use cell phones or other electronic equipment.
  • Do not switch lights on or off.
  • Evacuate as soon as possible.


  • Cease using all electrical equipment.
  • Avoid contact with the water.
  • Evacuate the building.