Oct 11, 2019
The campus community rallied to make sure students were safe, fed, warm, and comfortable last week as widespread power outages impacted the state.
Students get free meals at the “Power-on Dinner.”Classes and campus events were canceled on October 9 and 10 due to a county-wide PG&E;power outage.
In response to the outage, HSU activated its Emergency Operations Center to handle the campus response, including services for students, oversight of facilities, public safety, communications, and more.
Dining Services provided meals for students and Housing provided movies and other entertainment during the blackout, as well as extra blankets and charging stations.
Counseling was available and there were accommodations for off-campus students who preferred to stay on campus during the outage.
Power was restored early Thursday morning, though the campus remained closed. The Health Center reopened that afternoon, along with the Student Recreation Center and University Center.
On Thursday evening, nearly 1,000 members of the campus community enjoyed a “Power-up Dinner” at the J.
By Friday morning, campus was fully up and running.
HSU President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., poses with a dog at the “Power-on Dinner.”