TCC Metro Campus Hosts Keep Calm and Power On Party as it Reopens

Tulsa Community College Metro Campus is hosting a Keep Calm and Power On party as it reopens and returns to normal operation on Monday, August 5 following an electrical fire.  The celebration begins Monday on Metro Campus with pizza and soft drinks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor lobby.

Staff and faculty have moved back into their offices on the Metro Campus so all departments and student service areas will be fully staffed and operational.  An electrical fire on June 17 forced the closure of the Main Academic Building, the Student Union and the Phillips Building and the relocation of nearly 4,000 students, faculty and staff during summer classes.

“We themed the reopening event for Metro, Keep Calm and Power On, to help welcome students, faculty and staff back to the campus,” said Tulsa Community College Vice President of External Affairs Lauren Brookey.  “In a fun way, it reflects the strength and resolve of our employees to work through the electrical fire and bring power and operations back as soon as possible.”

A new electrical system was installed at the Metro Campus and all three buildings were open in mid-July following repairs; restoration and clean-up; and extensive equipment and environmental safety tests.

TCC fall classes start August 19 so enrollment is a priority for TCC staff and faculty.  In addition to the Keep Calm and Power On party, student services including Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, Academic Advising, Testing and Bursar Services will offer extended hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.  The extended hours will be in place Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 23.

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