University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

Annual Central Utility Shutdown Scheduled May 22-28, 2016

Interior of Central Heating Plant

The Physical Plant Department will be shutting down the Central Heating & Cooling Plant for annual maintenance beginning  Sunday, May 22 at 4:00 pm immediately following Commencement through the following Saturday, May 28.  The shutdown will impact the utility distribution system, heating, cooling and steam supply for all campus  buildings.

The Central Heating & Cooling Plant is the "heart" of our physical campus, supplying steam and chilled water for heating, cooling, domestic hot water, and scientific research support.  The annual shutdown is necessary to perform mandatory inspections and repairs for the proper functioning of the Plant and its satellite boilers.  This maintenance can only be safely done with the entire system shut down. We appreciate your patience during this disruption of service.

Services on Campus will vary by building.

Please visit the  Physical Plant website for more information.

Download the Building Shutdown Schedule here


For questions or concerns about the shutdown,

phone Service Operations Support at 656-2560 or email