Haas emergency closure update

Haas courtyard after water main break
Flooding in the Haas Courtyard after the water main break Monday. Photo: Kellie McElhaney

The Berkeley Haas campus remains closed following a break in a water main Monday that caused flooding on the stairs below Cronk Gate.

In a message to the Haas community Tuesday, Dean Ann Harrison and COO Courtney Chandler wrote:

  • Both water and electricity remain turned off on the Haas campus as crews work to inspect both equipment and our buildings for damage.

  • Yesterday’s flooding reached the high voltage room. Fortunately, the crew was able to turn off power before the water reached the main electrical equipment.

  • Cleanup of the courtyard is underway, but it remains closed.

Your safety is our top priority. We do not know yet how long our buildings will need to remain closed. You should plan on classes remaining remote for right now. We ask that staff and faculty continue to work remotely as well. We will email you tomorrow to provide an update for the remainder of the week.

We are so grateful to the emergency crews who immediately came to our assistance and have been working throughout the day.  And we are so grateful to all of you for your cooperation and your patience.

Haas Olympian event times

Haas Olympians competing in Tokyo include swimmers Ryan Murphy and Alicia Wilson,  water polo player Johnny Hooper, and golfer Collin Morikawa. Here are their event times.

All times are start times. There may be several events on the same day in swimming.


Ryan Murphy Day in CA Pacific Time Day in Japan Japan Time
    100-m back prelim Sun., July 25 3:00 a.m. Sun., July 25 7:00 p.m.
    100-m back semis Sun., July 25 6:30 p.m. Mon., July 26 10:30 a.m.
    100-m back final Mon., July 26 6:30 p.m. Tues., July 27 10:30 a.m.
    200-m back prelim Wed., July 28 3:00 a.m. Wed., July 28 7:00 p.m.
    200-m back semis Wed., July 28 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 29 10:30 a.m.
    200-m back final Thurs., July 29 6:30 p.m. Fri., July 30 10:30 a.m.
Alicia Wilson
    200-m IM prelim Mon., July 26 3:00 a.m. Mon., July 26 7:00 p.m.
    200-m IM semis Mon., July 26 6:30 p.m. Tues., July 27 10:30 a.m.
    200-m IM final Tues., July 27 6:30 p.m. Wed., July 28 10:30 a.m.
Johnny Hooper
    Prelim vs. Japan Sat., July 24 10:00 p.m. Sun., July 25 2:00 p.m.
    Prelim vs. S. Africa Mon., July 26 6:00 p.m. Tues., July 27 10:00 a.m.
    Prelim vs. Italy Wed., July 28 10:00 p.m. Thurs., July 29 2:00 p.m.
    Prelim vs. Hungary Fri., July 30 10:00 p.m. Sat., July 31 2:00 p.m.
    Prelim vs. Greece Sun., Aug. 1 6:00 p.m. Mon., Aug. 2 10:00 a.m.
    Quarterfinals Tues, Aug. 3

Wed., Aug. 4

10:00 p.m.

2:30 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 4 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
    Semifinals Thurs., Aug. 5

Fri., Aug. 6

10:00 p.m.

2:30 a.m.

Fri., Aug. 6 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
    Bronze medal match
Sat., Aug. 7

Sun., Aug. 8

9:30 p.m.

12:30 a.m.

Sun., Aug. 8 1:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Collin Morikawa
    Round 1 Wed., July 28

Thurs., July 29

3:30 p.m. –


Thurs., July 29 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Round 2 Thurs., July 29

Fri., July 30

3:30 p.m. –


Fri., July 30 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Round 3 Fri., July 30

Sat., July 31

3:30 p.m. –


Sat., July 31 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Round 4/Finals Sat., July 31

Sun., Aug. 1

3:30 p.m. –

12:30 a.m.

Sun., Aug. 1 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Schedule of Events: https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/schedule/

Time converter (JT to PT): http://www.timebie.com/timezone/tokyoportland.php



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