Propane Update

The administration would like to thank you for your patience this winter as we faced encounters with snow, ice, colder than normal temperatures and challenges in propane supply. We know that combined, these challenges have made it more difficult for everyone.

The facility service team has been able to secure propane from an additional vendor and our contracted vendor has confirmed they are back to receiving normal deliveries.

In the communication earlier this week, it was communicated that conservation changes/restrictions would be implemented through 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

I am pleased to announce that through securing additional propane, conservation on campus and next week’s forecast for warmer temperatures, we will be returning campus operations back to normal on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

• By Monday, March 2nd the temperature in all academic and administrative buildings will return to normal settings. At that time, the relaxed dress code will no longer be in effect and employees are expected to return to the appropriate professional dress code.
• Changes in the residence hall temperature will begin over the weekend. It will take a day or two for the buildings to fully return to the typical 70 degree setting.
• Larsen Student Union will reopen on Sunday under normal hours and the Union Café will resume serving the full menu, including hot food.
• Showers in Sollenberger Sports Center will be available for students and employees who use those athletic facilities.
• Over the weekend, the swimming pool temperature will be increased. The pool will reopen for normal operations on Monday, March 2.
• Climenhaga Homestead and McBeth Advancement Center will reopen on Monday, March 2.
• The shower conservation request will no longer be in effect, though the College always encourages ongoing conservation efforts.

– Kathie Shafer, vice president of operations