Wilkes University


Power Outage and Work to Restore Power

Over the weekend, we will be shutting down the power to the following buildings for around four hours: Kirby Hall, Chase Hall, A.P. Kirby, Capin Hall, Breiseth Hall, Sturdevant Hall, Pearsall Hall, Roth Hall, Evans Hall, Conyngham Hall, Cohen Science Center, Annette Evans Alumni House and the majority of Stark Learning Center.

This shut down is scheduled for Saturday morning, but it may be delayed if we run into problems replacing the high voltage line that goes to the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for Performing Arts.

When the power goes down, the only items in these buildings that will remain operational will be items on the emergency generators.

Access will only be allowed in emergency situations.  If you need emergency access, please contact Public Safety at ext. 4999 to request access.  Lighting will be limited in the buildings, so it is important to have an officer present to ensure your safety. 

Please do not attempt to access these buildings without a Public Safety escort.

Additionally, the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for Performing Arts will remain closed over the weekend and reopen on Monday morning, barring any additional problems.

We appreciate your patience as we work to restore power to the Darte Center. 

If you have any questions regarding the emergency repair or need any assistance, please email Charles.cary@wilkes.edu.