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BGSU Firelands to close for electrical upgrade

Cary Ashby • Jul 15, 2011 at 11:36 PM

The Firelands campus of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) of will be closing for several days in August to facilitate the upgrade and improvement of the main electrical lines and infrastructure serving all campus buildings.

The campus will be completely closed from Aug. 5 through 7 and from Aug. 12 through 14.

During these periods the campus buildings will be without power while the new main lines and equipment are connected. For safety reasons, students, college employees, and guests will not be permitted on campus.

The electrical upgrade project began in early June with work being completed on the feeder lines from the road leading to the buildings and will culminate with the August connections to the individual buildings.

The new electrical lines replace the original cabling installed when the campus was first constructed in 1967. The original lines have become unreliable with age and outdated as the campus has grown.

The August dates were selected for the campus closing to minimize the disruption to students and staff and will partially correspond to the college's summer break.

During the closure, all BGSU Firelands phone lines are being routed to a messaging service.

If an emergency arises during the closure periods, individuals are asked to contact the Bowling Green State University Police Department at (419) 372-2346. The police will then contact the BGSU Firelands administration.

The BGSU Firelands website will also be completely disabled during the closure; however, students and faculty will be able to access their MyBGSU accounts and BGSU email through the main campus web site at www.bgsu.edu.

The James H. McBride Arboretum will remain open during the campus closure.

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