University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

Annual Maintenance Shutdown to Begin May 21

Interior of Central Heating Plant

The Physical Plant Department will be shutting down the Central Heating & Cooling Plant for annual maintenance immediately following Commencement.

Sunday, May 21 at 6:00 pm through Friday, May 26 at 3:00 pm. 

The shutdown will impact the utility distribution system, heating, cooling and steam supply for most campus buildings.  Services will vary by building. (please note addendum to original schedule: Votey and Kalkin will NOT have A/C during shutdown week).

Please visit the Physical Plant website for more information:

Download the Building Shutdown Schedule here:

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.

For questions or concerns about the shutdown, call Service Operations Support at 656-2560 or email