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.