INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Power restored to all but two academic buildings at UNC-Chapel Hill


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has restored power to all but two buildings in the immediate vicinity of Polk Place. Dey Hall and Wilson Library remain without power; those buildings will be closed until further notice. Employees who work in those buildings should not report to work until the buildings re-open. Thursday classes and activities beginning before noon at Dey Hall and Wilson Library are canceled. Check Alert Carolina ( for updates.

In addition, Lenoir Dining Hall, UNC Student Stores and the Student Union will be closed Wednesday night and will re-open Thursday morning. Pathway lighting is limited on Polk Place and pedestrians should use alternative routes through campus, if possible.

The outage was caused by an incident in an electrical closet in Dey Hall. Emergency officials responded to Dey shortly before 4 p.m. this afternoon, and one University employee was transported from the scene by EMS. The Chapel Hill Fire Department and UNC Environment Health and Safety officials are investigating.

Check Alert Carolina ( for updates.

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Sponsored by the UNC Department of Public Safety.