Planned Network Outage and Computer System Upgrade Reminders

July 5, 2017

Reminder 1: Planned Outage this Friday morning, July 7

The second of three planned network outages is this Friday morning from 4 - 5:00 a.m. During this outage, internet access will not be available anywhere
on-campus. Additionally, several systems will not be accessible from off-campus. The systems are:

All webpages

Learning Communities
Admissions Pros/Niner Scholars
(Grad, Undergrad & Readmit)
Blackboard Transact

Perceptive Content (ImageNow)

DegreeWorksPhones on campus (includes Blue Light phones & LiveSafe).
Call 911 if there is an emergency.
Graduate Academic PetitionWebFocus 
(Report Express & Report Central)
H & J DrivesWireless may have intermittent issues









Reminder 2: The Latest Computer Operating System Upgrades About to Begin - Academic Affairs is First

Windows 10 machines are being upgraded to OS Version 1607 and Macs are being upgraded to Sierra.

NOTE: Everyone still has the option to perform the upgrade themselves, at their convenience, until their area’s scheduled upgrade date. The original announcement includes scheduled dates for all areas, self-upgade instructions and FAQs.

Friday, July 7, starting at 5 p.m.Saturday, July 15, starting at 1 a.m.
All AA Colleges except:
  • Windows or Mac computers in College of Engineering
  • Macs in College of Arts + Architecture and College of Computing and Informatics
AA administrative areas




As a reminder, upgrades are performed to improve your computer's performance and security. They’re available to computers on the University network–this means the computer is either physically on-campus or can connect off-campus through the VPN.