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Facilities management is responsible for most of the work involved in maintaining, repairing and altering Smith's residential, academic and administrative buildings.


Power shutdown Monday 12/22/14

As part of the ongoing Medium Voltage Project, there will be an electrical shutdown for a portion of the Smith College campus on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 from 8:00am to 1:00pm respectively. During the shutdown, there will be representation from Facilities, Campus Police and an electrical contractor on campus to monitor all of the building systems. 

The power shutdown is going to be separated into two phases. The first phase of the shutdown (Only emergency lighting or otherwise noted) is from 8:00am to 11:00am and will effect the following buildings:

  • Capen House
  • Capen Annex
  • Capen Boiler
  • Parsons House
  • Parsons Annex
  • Sessions House
  • Sessions Annex
  • Cutter Ziskind - Portable emergency generator provided. 
  • Friedman Complex
  • Chapin House
  • Tyler House
  • Tyler Annex
  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel
  • Health Center - Portable emergency generator provided. 
  • Davis Center
  • Tilly House
  • Gables House
  • 10 Prospect Street
  • Boat House
  • Plant House
  • Green House
  • 21 Henshaw Avenue
  • Morris House
  • Conference Center
  • Lawrence House
  • Scott Gym
  • Mendanhall/CPA
  • Ainsworth Gym
  • Sage Hall
  • 30 Belmont Ave - Portable emergency generator provided.

The second phase of the shutdown is from 11:00am to 1:00pm which will effect the following buildings:

  • Bass Hall - Momentary interruption of service.
  • McConnell - Momentary interruption of service (Two minutes - max). 
  • Sabin Reed - Momentary interruption of service (Two minutes - max).
  • Burton Hall - Momentary interruption of service (Two minutes - max).

The schedule of events for the second phase is the following:

  • Bass Hall - Window of power transfer (11:30am to 12:00pm)
  • McConnell - Window of power transfer (12:00pm to 1:00pm)

Please contact Facilities Management at extension 2400 or Campus Police at extension 2490 with inquiries. 

Facilities Management Closing

Facilities Management, which includes Central Stores will close at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, December 18th for a department function. If you have a Facilities related emergency, please contact Campus Police at ext. 2490.

College Lane Replacement Project

Beginning on Tuesday, December 16th, John Turner Consulting (JTC) will be mobilized for preliminary geotechnical studies associated the College Lane Replacement Project.

The proposed work will include a 2-person JTC crew who will be performing coring and hand auger explorations in the College Lane roadway. Work will begin at the West Street intersection and head north along the entire stretch of roadway.

These activities will begin around 8:30am and are anticipated to be completed by the end of the day. Campus Police will be assisting in traffic control.

Facilities Management Vehicle Fleet Update

Facilities Management no longer has 14-passenger buses; therefore, we cannot accommodate bus reservations in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If your department requires a bus rental, please use the link below to the purchasing website for possible bus companies you may consider using.

Local Bus Company Rental Contact Information

Eye On Energy at Smith College

New software shows energy and water use in Smith buildings

Smith College recently unveiled an interactive technology that enables students, faculty and alumnae to view, from any computer, the level of energy and water use in campus houses and buildings. More information.