Facilities has scheduled the partial shutdowns to perform work with National Grid. (See Facilities announcement in Actions.)


The shutdowns will take place on two Saturdays, lasting nine hours each of those days. See below for impacted buildings on each date. A few additional buildings will lose network, as they are fed off of one of the buildings in the power shutdown (noted in list as "Network only").

Action Needed

If you need access to your data during the outage, please use terminal services. If you are working on campus, please see the reminder about power options for WPI-owned computers (Actions), and power off additional equipment. If you are aware of other equipment that needs to be unplugged, please email the Service Desk at ITS@wpi.edu with as many details as possible.  Please direct other inquiries about the outage to Facilities.


Individuals who are working on campus will need to unplug equipment prior to each outage, and reconnect that equipment after.

IT will unplug equipment in computer, teaching, and research labs, including Classroom A/V equipment. IT will reconnect this equipment back in after the outages.

If you have any issues following the outage, please contact the Service Desk.

Power impacts listed within each update below.

Network Impacted Buildings:

16 Elbridge Street (Network only)

157 West Street (Network only)

Press box (Network only)

President’s house (Network only)

Provost’s house (Network only)

PSS (Network only)