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Memorandum October 26, 2021

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

Based on 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 next Monday, November 1, and will continue during the subsequent five 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 Friday, November 5. 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 may be reached at x2378 or via email at  We apologize 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: