Several buildings on campus are only capable of being in either the heating or cooling mode at any one time. Due to the complexities of switching these buildings from heating to cooling, once we make this switch, it is difficult and labor intensive to switch back to heating if the need arises. For this reason, we wait for consistently warm outdoor temperatures before transitioning.
Buildings that must be switched from heating to cooling:
- Carrington Hall
- Cheek Hall
- Craig Hall
- Plaster Stadium west grandstand
- University Bookstore
- University Hall
In the past, Facilities Management has transitioned buildings to cooling mode when outdoor temperatures consistently reach highs of approximately 70 degrees and lows remain above 45 degrees. High temperatures are expected to remain at 70 or below during the week of March 29 with overnight lows forecast in the 30s and possibly as low at 27 degrees. During the week of April 5, we are expecting more consistent high temperatures in the 70s and plan to begin transitioning the above buildings to cooling at that time.
Once buildings are transitioned to cooling, early morning temperatures in those buildings may be cool but should warm up through the course of the day. We expect to have all of the above buildings switched to cooling prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9.
This information does not apply to facilities within Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services. A separate process is used to determine the timeline for transition from heating to cooling for those buildings. If you have questions regarding the transition from heating to cooling for facilities within Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services you can contact them directly via E-mail at ResidenceLifeFacilities@MissouriState.edu.
Please keep in mind that during the transition, each building may go from heating, to just forced air ventilation, and finally to cooling. Once a building is switched from heating to cooling, that information will be posted on the Administrative Services Notifications blog.
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Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we do our best to serve you.