You are here: American University Finance Communications 2019 Campus-Wide Seasonal Switchover from Cooling to Heating

Memorandum October 21, 2019

American University Community
Vin Harkins, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management
Campus-Wide Seasonal Switchover from Cooling to Heating

Taking into consideration the current long-term weather forecast, Facilities Management has determined that the time has come to switch our campus HVAC systems from cooling to heating. The switchover process will begin tomorrow, October 22, and will continue over the next 10 days. Bringing building heating systems online will not take place simultaneously due to the unique piping infrastructure of our campus and buildings. Therefore, a staged conversion will take place and be completed by Wednesday, October 30. At that point, all buildings will be in heating mode. This will include all buildings on the main and off-campus locations.  Please share this information.   

Mark Freedman is coordinating this process and can be reached at x2378 or via email at  On behalf of Facilities Management, please accept our apology in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our 2FIX Customer Response Center on x2349 or email us at 

Please visit Facilities Management's webpage for this and all other service interruptions/notifications: