During the university’s spring break, the Division of Information Technology will perform two significant network upgrades to the data centers that will result in outages of many university IT services from 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 until 7 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 and from 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 until 7 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. These upgrades were planned to enhance the overall security of the data centers.

While these upgrades will result in significant outages of IT systems and services, the following systems will NOT be impacted and will remain in service during the upgrades:

  -- Wired and wireless Internet access and telephone service from campus locations
  -- TERPmail and UMD Google email and calendar systems for students, faculty, and staff
  -- University website (however, some services accessed via the website will not be working)
  -- Independent systems operated by colleges and departments in separate IT facilities

The IT Service Center website, itsc.umd.edu, will provide additional details and updates as these dates approach.