Campus Notices

IT Services announcements

RESOLVED: Widespread Systems Outage

April 14, 2014

Apr. 14, 2014 - As of 1 p.m. email is back up, though some users may still see slow performance for a while as their mailboxes finish resynchronizing. All other services are operating normally. Recap of event: At approximately 4 a.m. a power equipment failure at the 6045 data center caused a widespread service outage, including email, secure wireless, web authentication, my.Uchicago, and several administrative applications. Service was fully restored by 1 p.m.

UPDATE: Widespread Service Outage

April 14, 2014

Apr. 14, 2014 - As of 11 a.m., email service is about 85% restored. UChicago Sites, my.uchicago.edu, and Griffin have also been restored. ITS engineers are working to complete email restoration and to restore remaining administrative services.

UPDATE: Widespread Service Outage

April 14, 2014

Apr. 14, 2014 - As of 9:45 a.m., email is partially restored, but some users are still unable to send/receive email. Additionally, there is a large email backlog, so email performance is slow while the backlog is being processed. Chalk, secure wireless, and Gargoyle have also been restored. ITS engineers are working on restoring remaining service.

Widespread Service Outage

April 14, 2014

Apr. 14, 2014 - At approximately 4 a.m., a power equipment failure at the 6045 Data Center caused many services on campus to become unavailable, including email, Chalk, secure wireless, and web authentication. As of 8:30 a.m. wireless service is beginning to come back online; ITS engineers are working to restore other services.

RESOLVED: Network Issues on Campus

April 03, 2014

Apr. 3, 2014 - As of 1:30 p.m. network service on campus is operating normally. Recap of event: At approximately 6 a.m. this morning, a power spike related to the concurrent electrical storm led to a failure of network equipment in several buildings on campus, including Burton Judon Courts, Erman Biology, Rockefeller Chapel, Judd Hall, and 5736 Woodlawn. By 10 a.m. service was restored to all sites except Erman and Rockefeller; service to those two buildings was restored by 1:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Network Issues on Campus

April 03, 2014

Apr. 3, 2014 - As of 10 a.m., network service has been restored to all of campus except for Erman Biology and Rockefeller, which will need hardware replacement. We expect that to be completed by noon today. Recap of event: At approximately 6 a.m. this morning, a power spike related to the concurrent electrical storm led to a failure of network equipment in several buildings on campus, including Burton Judon Courts, Erman Biology, Rockefeller Chapel, Judd Hall, and 5736 Woodlawn. By 10 a.m. service was restored to all sites except Erman and Rockefeller; ITS engineers are working on the necessary hardware replacements and expect to have them in place by noon.

Network Issues on Campus

April 03, 2014

Apr. 3, 2014 - At approximately 6 a.m. this morning, a power spike related to the concurrent electrical storm led to a failure of network equipment in several buildings on campus, including Burton Judon Courts, Erman Biology, Rockefeller Chapel, Judd Hall, and 5736 Woodlawn. ITS engineers are being dispatched to the sites to verify equipment status and restore service.

RESTORED: Voicemail Service

March 21, 2014

Mar. 21, 2014 - As of 7:45 p.m. voicemail is functioning normally. Recap of event: At approximately 4:30 p.m., a power issue caused a legacy voicemail system still used by several departments on campus to crash. ITS voice engineers were able to work with the vendor to fully restore service by 7:45 p.m.

Voicemail Outage

March 21, 2014

Mar. 21, 2014 - At approximately 4:30 p.m., a power blip on campus led to issues with a legacy voicemail system. ITS engineers are currently working to isolate and correct the problems.

RESOLVED: Issues with DHCP (wireless and wired network)

February 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014 - As of 3:15 p.m. all network services are operating normally. Recap of event: At approximately 2 p.m. a CPU spike on our primary DHCP server caused it to fail. Since DHCP provides dynamic network addressing to wireless devices and many wired devices on campus, the dependent devices began to lose their network connections beginning around 2:15 p.m. ITS network engineers were able to force a fail over and restore full service by 3:15 p.m., and will be investigating the cause of the CPU spike to ensure this does not happen again.

Facilities Services announcements

Enhancements to South University Avenue between 57th and 59th streets

April 16, 2014

Improvements will be made this month to enhance pedestrian access to the main quadrangles from 58th Street. The intersection of east 58th Street and University Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic between Monday, April 21, through Monday, April 28, to accommodate the work.

Medical Center Parking

April 01, 2014

The City of Chicago will close a portion of 57th Street between Cottage Grove Avenue and south Maryland Avenue beginning Monday, April 7 through Friday, Aug. 22 to accommodate construction of an eight-story parking garage near the Center for Care and Discovery. The garage is set to open in February 2015.

Construction at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

March 28, 2014

Below are the site activities for the construction project located at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. for the next two weeks. Work will take place Monday through Saturday; noisy construction will not begin before 8 a.m. and standard working hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Campus North Field Relocation to south 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue

March 28, 2014

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, the construction fencing around the campus north field relocation will be expanded.

Demolition at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

January 10, 2014

Demolition will begin this month on the existing structure located at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Standard working hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sunday working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

January 10, 2014

Ellis Avenue closure between 56th and 57th Streets

December 12, 2013

A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed between 56th and 57th Streets beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 8 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 5 p.m.

Temporary closure of University Avenue

November 26, 2013

Construction crews will close a stretch of University Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, to allow a crane to access the roof of Eckhart Hall. In addition, a portion of the west sidewalk will close to pedestrian traffic beginning at 9 a.m. that day.

Campus Enhancements - paver repairs and replacement

November 15, 2013

Work is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov.15th at 5:30 p.m. to address drainage issues at the crosswalk on Ellis Avenue.

Adaptive Reuse of 5757 South University - street work

November 12, 2013

Beginning on Monday, Dec. 2, plumbing contractors will begin work along Woodlawn Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets to remove and disconnect an existing water line. The work will involve cutting a section of pavement from the west side of Woodlawn near 5750, to the center of Woodlawn Avenue.