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Planned Power Outage

Power outages scheduled 8 am-3 pm every day from April 17-April 21, affecting all CTC buildings, due to mandated maintenance work. Review tips below to plan ahead, and use open community rooms as needed.

Schedule Update (April 19, 2023)

The UMN Electricians completed work ahead of schedule, in which after the power is restored today (April 19) at 3:00 pm, there will be no additional planned power outages in the community.

  • New Final Day of Power Outage: April 19, 2023
  • Canceled: No Power Outages for Thursday (4/20) or Friday (4/21)

Scheduled Power Outages: April 17-April 21

Why is your power being turned off?

This is required maintenance work by the University of Minnesota for the University's electrical grid, which CTC uses. Planned power outages are sometimes necessary when we make improvements to the electric system. Most of the time, we can do this with no impact to you. Occasionally, we need to turn off your power for your safety and the safety of our crews. We know being without power is inconvenient and we appreciate your patience during these planned outages. We'll turn the power back on as soon as we can!


The schedule that shows which areas would be impacted each day of the week. The residential buildings are serviced by three, separate power loops: Loop A, Loop B and Loop C.

Outage (8 am - 3 pm)

Monday, April 17

Loop A residential units only

Buildings 1-6, 10-16, 50, 51, & 53

Tuesday, April 18

All residential units 

Wednesday, April 19

Loop B residential units only

Buildings 21-27, 32-35 & 54-59

Thursday, April 20

All residential units 

Friday, April 21

Loop C residential units only

Buildings 7-9, 17-20, 28-31 & 36-49


Map of Scheduled Power Outages

Your contact information

To help us inform you of upcoming planned maintenance, project updates or schedule changes, please check to make sure your RENTCafe account information is up to date with your current email and phone number.

Find our latest community announcements here, plus the option to join our mailing list or update your email address: CTC Community Email Archive.
Email is our primary method of communication with residents. We email your registered email address with relevant community announcements, as well as important maintenance notices specific to your unit or building. Thus, it is mandatory you receive and read these emails! Please contact the office if you need any assistance.

What should you do to prepare for a planned outage?

To help you prepare for a planned outage, here are a few suggested steps that you may choose to take to make the outage time less inconvenient and safe.

Open Community Spaces Available

Commonwealth Terrace Co-op:

CTC Community Center Building 

1250 Fifield Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55108
Hours Open to CTC Community
Monday (4/17) - Friday (4/21): 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Available Rooms
  • Kitchen
    Seating area with tables and chairs for eating or studying, as well as has a refrigerator, stove top and oven, and sink.
  • Playroom
    A contained play area for children with plenty of toys for a variety of ages. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times on CTC grounds.
See map/floor plan and access details.

CTC Study Center


1295 Gibbs Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55108

Hours Open to CTC Community
Monday (4/17) - Friday (4/21): 24 hours with Laundry Room Key
Available Rooms
  • Music & Meditation Room
    Practice meditation or their musical instruments in a room located in the Study Center. The Music Room also has a piano that residents are free to use. Reserve an available time slot here and use your laundry room key to enter the Study Center's south door.
  • Study Spaces
    Open study space plus a conjoining private room to reserve for private or individual study
See map/floor plan and access details.

Local Area:

UMN St. Paul Student Center 


2017 Buford Ave, Saint. Paul, MN 55108 (UMN St. Paul Campus)

Hours Open to Public

Monday (4/17) - Friday (4/21): 7:30am - 8:00 pm

Available Rooms
  • TV Lounge
    In the main area of the lower level and is equipped with tables, chairs, and couches. Vending is nearby.
  • Gopher Spot
    Seating area that is perfect if you want to sit at a table to study. The attached convenience store also offers many food, snack and beverage options.
  • Terrace Café Seating
    There is plenty of study space in the seating area near the Terrace Café, which is also a great place to get food while you study.
  • Garden Terrace
    This outdoor location is outside of the Terrace Café and features tables and benches. During the spring and summer months, it is host to noon concerts.
  • TV Lounge
    This lounge between Bailey Hall and the St. Paul Student Center is a perfect place to watch TV and finish up your homework.
 View all St. Paul Student Center details 

UMN Magrath Library


1984 Buford Ave, Saint Paul MN 55108

Hours Open to Public

Monday (4/17) - Friday (4/21): 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Available Rooms
  • Open study spaces
    Open study spaces are available throughout the building with a variety of seating options and styles.
  • Reservable study spaces for UMN student, faculty, staff)
    Reservable spaces for groups and individual study.
 View all Magrath Library details 

Saint Anthony Park Public Library


245 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108

Hours Open to Public
  • Monday:12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Available Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
    Tables, chairs, access to projector, sound equipment, laptop for projecting, and DVD player.
  • Computer Area
 View all Saint Anthony Park details


Do you have questions about the outage or resources? Contact CTC Management - stop in the office, or email or call us! See in-person business hours and CTC's contact information.