Berklee Reopens after Boston Power Outage

Berklee Office of Communications
March 19, 2012
Students like the light and acoustics in an elevator at 921 Boylston.

After two days of suspended classes and closed offices last week, Berklee reopened last Friday. Power outages spread across Boston on Tuesday evening after a fire near the campus severely damaged two power transformers. There were no reports of injuries or property damage at Berklee.

A few concerts at the Berklee Performance Center and Cafe 939 were postponed, and ticket refunds have been issued. The college will announce new concert dates when they become available.

College administrators say that faculty members are preparing for class and schedule adjustments—such as new dates for mid-term exams—that will take hold after spring break ends next Monday. Students can learn more about that at the college's intranet site.

While the power outage was unwelcome, many members of the Berklee community made the best of the situation: some creating new music and some helping others as needed. Never afraid to improvise, students got together for jam sessions wherever they could, including one in the elevator of the Uchida building, at 921 Boylston Street. Read more about that on the Berklee Facebook page