QUOTE(Electrical Section @ Dec 17 2010, 07:54 AM)
Please note that the upper campus will be without electricity on Sunday 19th December 2010 from 09h00 to 16h00.This outage is necessary for the municipal electricity department to carry out much needed preventative maintenance on the substation feeding Rhodes's upper campus.
The areas which will be affected is Mandela Hall, Kimberley Hall, Sculpture, Housekeeping, and Sports Headquarters. In other words the entire Upper Campus.
As the electricity could be re-instated at any time during the outage period, please treat all circuitry as "LIVE".

The above scheduled power outage will have a corresponding effect on networking and telecommunications in the affected areas.

For the most part the University's network & telecommunications infrastructure recovers gracefully from power failures. You may need to wait ten to fifteen minutes after power is fully restored and then reboot your computer in order to gain access to the network.

In the unlikely event that networking in some buildings or parts of campus does not recover, you should be aware than nobody will attend to these faults until the University re-opens on 3 January 2010. Please see http://www.ru.ac.za/informationtechnology/...terhourssupport for more information.