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CLASSES CANCELED for Columbia campus. Check for more info.

Early this morning, a power outage occurred on campus. Due to continued power outages and impact from the outage, all classes have been cancelled on the Columbia campus for the remainder of today (July 12). Faculty and staff working in affected buildings should not report to work and are asked to contact their immediate supervisor for modifications to work schedule.

The general impact area is east of Assembly Street, west of Harden Street, north of Blossom Street, and south of Gervais Street -- with the exception of the Graduate Science Research Center and Sumwalt.

Affected buildings:

1700 Block of College St
BA Building
Columbia Hall
Buildings on the Horseshoe
Humanities classroom
Jones Physical Science
Longstreet theater
Russell House
Spigner House
Thomson Student Health Center

Phone voice service may also be interrupted in the affected buildings.

The following buildings are not affected:

1728 College
1714 College
814 Henderson
816 Henderson
1716 College
1718 College
McMaster College
Kirkland Apartments
Taylor House
National Advocacy Center

University of South Carolina emergency personnel and SC Electric and Gas workers are on the scene and quickly working to resolve the situation. University Technology Services is also working to restore any computer servers that may have been affected by the outage.

Power will be restored to affected buildings and systems brought back online throughout the day.

Remember that candles should not be used in campus buildings. Use light sticks or flashlights to safely navigate through buildings. Additional safety information can be found at

Please monitor for more information and updates.

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