Loop 1 is a project to replace existing primary electrical service to 19 buildings. Phase 2 of the Loop 1 Conversion is set to begin this spring. Phase 2 — called Swing Space — includes temporary building shutdowns and temporary space locations for building occupants. This website will have information about shutdowns, space assignments and resources.


June 21, 2018

The power to the Mark Jefferson Science Complex will be shut down on Friday, June 22, as part of Loop 1. The shut down should last four or five hours, from 8 a.m. until noon or 1 p.m.

The shutdown will interrupt the air conditioning in the following buildings;

  • McKenny Hall
  • Brown/Munson
  • Rackham
  • Halle Library

The cooling systems start up for these buildings will begin as soon as possible, once the power has been restored to the Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Depending on the weather, it may take a short period of time for the system to fully recover.

June 18, 2018

Honors College work is now scheduled for July 23 - July 27. Please note the schedule change in the building shutdown chart to the right.

June 4, 2018

Work is complete in Briggs, Pease, Roosevelt, McKenny, Boone and Pierce.

Halle Note: During the summer, computer labs on the lower level and first floors of Halle Library are open. Food Services will also remain open in Halle Library.

May 17, 2018

The power to Pierce Hall will be shut down as part of Loop 1 on Monday, May 21. The Pierce Hall shutdown will interrupt the air conditioning in the following buildings: Boone, Pierce, Pease, Ford, Welch, Starkweather, Sherzer, King (lower level, west side).

The cooling systems startup for these buildings will begin on Monday, June 4, once power has been restored to Pierce. Depending on the weather, it may take a day or two for the system to fully recover.

May 15, 2018

Pease, Briggs and Roosevelt conversions are completed. McKenny work remains underway, and Boone is next on the schedule (May 21 start date).

For those wishing to use Student Center space, please note that the Student Center is open Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the summer.

May 1, 2018

Work is underway in Briggs and Pease.

For those awaiting moves, please review our resources pagefor helpful tips as you prepare to move. Remember that these are not long-term moves, so try not to over pack.

Departments who plan on using Student Center space should contact Joe Brescol (jbrescol@emich.edu) one week before relocation so that connections to Student Center copy/scan/printer resources can be made.

April 20, 2018

Briggs and Pease are up first for building shutdowns (April 30 - May 4).

Our copy machine/scanner locations have been updated on our floor plans page. Please review so that you know where these are located. Please also note that departments are asked to bring paper for the copy/scan areas.

The Student Center's summer hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., beginning April 25. Doors are unlocked at 7:45 a.m. and are locked at 5:15 p.m. There will be card swipe access from the loading dock.

March 16, 2018

The building shutdown schedule is published on the main page of this site. There are several things building occupants can do to prepare in advance of shutdowns. See our resource pagefor tips like unplugging equipment, cleaning out refrigerators, estimating boxes needed for moving, and labeling boxes. Visit the resource and tools pagefor more detailed information.

March 13, 2018

The Loop 1 website is now live and the first Loop 1 bulletin has been sent to building administrators and building contacts. There will be Touch Down Locations in Halle, McKenny and the Student Center where employees can work remotely, while temporary offices will be available on the Third Floor of the Student Center. See the floor plans for more information.

Building Shutdown Schedule

StarkweatherTBD3 days
Jones/GoddardTBD5 days
Pease4.30.18 - 5.04.185 days
Briggs4.30.18 - 5.04.185 days
Roosevelt5.07.18 - 5.11.185 days
McKenny5.07.18 - 5.18.1810 days
Boone5.21.18 - 5.25.185 days
Pierce5.21.18 - 6.01.1810 days
Hover6.04.18 - 6.8.185 days
Welch6.04.18 - 6.8.185 days
Quirk6.11.18 - 6.15.185 days
601 W. Forest6.18.18 - 6.22.185 days
MJSC6.18.18 - 6.22.185 days
Marshall6.25.18 - 6.29.185 days
Sherzer7.09.18 - 7.13.185 days
Ford Hall7.09.18 - 7.13.185 days
King Hall7.16.18 - 7.20.185 days
Honors College7.23.18 - 7.27.185 days

Contact Information:

Chris Longerbeam, Project Manager

Kay Sekerak, Project Transition Coordinator