Memorial Union without power since 2 p.m. Friday



Jill O'Brien

Update Dec. 8, 2017: The Memorial Union tweeted at 5:22 p.m. that power had been restored to the building. The building is now open and the show in the Maintenance Shop is happening as planned. 

Update Dec. 8, 2017: Power still did not return to the Memorial Union after evacuation. The building will remain locked and the parking ramp gates will be open until power is restored. 

The International Students and Scholars Office also asked that any international students in need of an immigration document contact the ISU Police Department and have them contact ISSO to arrange document collection. 

The Memorial Union found itself without power this afternoon, shutting down businesses and services in the building. 

The Memorial Union first tweeted about the issue at 2:55 p.m. Friday. 

Plans to evacuate the building were put in place in the event that the power did not come back on by 4 p.m.

Two more tweets later stated that the food court and market across from the University Bookstore would remain closed for the rest of the day. 

Shortly after 4 p.m., the Memorial Union tweeted again that the evacuation process would be starting and that students who live in the MU could stay inside unless otherwise notified by the Department of Residence. 

Friley Hall and Helser Hall are among the other buildings on campus without power. 

The Memorial Union and Facilities Planning and Management were unavailable for comment.