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Class Schedule Altered

Carolina Alert: CLASS SCHEDULE ALTERED for Columbia campus. Check

Early this morning, a power outage occurred on campus. Due to the power outage, all classes on the Columbia campus scheduled to start before 11 a.m. today (July 12) have been cancelled. Faculty and staff working in affected buildings should not report to work before 11:00 a.m. or are instructed 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, Barnwell, Byrnes, Calcott, Capstone, Coker, Columbia Hall, Gambrell, Hamilton, Hollings, Honors, Buildings on the Horseshoe, Humanities classroom, Jones Physical Science, Longstreet theater, Russell House, Spigner House, Sloan, Thomson Student Health Center, Thronwell, Osborne and Wardlaw.

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 Apts.
Taylor House

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 is estimated to be restored to affected buildings by 11:00am.

The Thomas Cooper, Hollings Annex, South Caroliniana, and Business Libraries will be closed for 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.