September 24, 2023

Jepson Science Center HVAC Project Underway

The following message is from the Office of Administration and Finance:

On Friday, July 21, we began a project to replace the HVAC units on the roof of the original section of the Jepson Science Center. The project is expected to take five to six weeks and will include periodic building closures of Jepson Science Center and the adjacent road, crane activity, and a controlled perimeter around the project area. Please see the attached diagram for details of the areas that will be blocked off for the project.

The road adjacent to Jepson Science Center leading behind Simpson Library will remain open to traffic but may have periodic closures as materials are delivered or crane work takes place. Signage and staff will be in place to direct traffic during these periods. Two accessible parking spaces remain available adjacent to Jepson.

Some classes and labs in Jepson Science Center have already made alternative plans during the work period, including working remotely or relocating to the new section of the building, which will maintain air conditioning.  If you have activities or meetings scheduled in Jepson Science Center during this work period, or if you have any questions, please contact Director of Maintenance Services Nolan Akau at to make sure the building will be open during that time. To ensure the safety of all involved, the building will be closed to all occupants during critical phases of the project when the crane is lifting materials.

Please allow extra time to traverse this end of campus and be aware of construction closures and detours, and visit for more information on campus construction. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we replace the HVAC units on Jepson Science Center.