Campus Notices

IT Services announcements

RESOLVED: Mainframe Maintenance Overrunning Window

September 01, 2014

August 31, 2014 - As of 11:55 p.m. the mainframe has returned to normal operations. Delayed jobs will be run overnight and regular overnight processing will occur. Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and overran its window. Normal mainframe operation was restored at 11:55 p.m.

UPDATE 9:30 P.M.: Mainframe still not up.

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - The mainframe (FAS and Payroll applications) is still down. We are currently projecting that it will be back up by midnight. Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and has overrun its window. As of 9:30 p.m. we are expecting it to be fully back up by midnight.

UPDATE: Mainframe Maintenance Overruning Window

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - The mainframe (FAS and Payroll applications) is still down. We are currently projecting that it will be back up between 9 and 10 p.m. Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and has overrun its window. As of 3:30 p.m. we are expecting it to be fully back up by 10 p.m.

Mainframe Maintenance Overruning Window

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning has overrun its window, so the mainframe (FAS and Payroll applications) are currently unavailable, and jobs scheduled for today are being delayed. We will provide further updates as they become available.

RESOLVED: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

As of 10:30 a.m. phone service is working normally. Recap of event: At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue blocked incoming calls to campus phones and outgoing calls to toll-free numbers. Calls to the main Medical Center number were not affected. The issue was resolved by 10:10 a.m.

UPDATE 2: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

Update: As of 9:30 a.m. AT&T still has no ETA for restoring service. We have also become aware that E-phones (the blue light phones scattered around Hyde Park) are also not working. Recap of event: Since some point before 5:30 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue has been blocking incoming calls to campus phones -- attempts to call campus phone numbers will get fast busy signals. This also affects E-phones (blue light phones) around Hyde Park and outgoing calls to toll-free numbers. Other outgoing calls and cell phone service are not affected. We have notified the Medical Center of the issue, and IT Services engineers are working with AT&T to identify and resolve the problem.

UPDATE: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

UPDATE: As of 8:30 a.m., we have been informed that there is a regional outage for VoIP services which is preventing incoming calls to campus phones. Outgoing calls to toll-free numbers are affected, but other outgoing calls and calls between campus phones are not affected. Cell phones are also working normally. Recap of event: Since some point before 5:30 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue has been blocking incoming calls to campus phones -- attempts to call campus phone numbers will get fast busy signals. Outgoing calls to toll-free numbers are also blocked but other outgoing calls and cell phone service are not affected. We have notified the Medical Center of the issue, and IT Services engineers are working with AT&T to identify and resolve the problem.

Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

Aug. 30, 2014 - As of 7:30 a.m. incoming calls to campus phones are getting a fast busy signal. Outgoing calls do not appear to be affected at this time. We have notified the Medical Center of the issue, and IT Services engineers are working with AT&T to identify and resolve the problem.

RESOLVED: Network and data center power issue

August 14, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014 - As of 10:00 pm, all services and network connectivity have been restored. Chalk is online and functioning normally, but without full redundancy. IT Services is working to restore this backup system.

UPDATE 6: Network and data center power issue

August 14, 2014

The mainframe (FAS and HR systems) is up and applications are being tested. Production jobs that rely on the mainframe are currently running. The data center core switch reboot resolved most connectivity by 8:45 p.m, but revealed additional issues. IT Services technicians are continuing to investigate and restore services.

Facilities Services announcements

Repaving of Rockefeller Chapel Driveway

August 19, 2014

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 21, work to repave the Rockefeller Chapel driveway will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Wednesday, Aug. 27, weather permitting.

Temporary closure of Ellis Avenue

August 07, 2014

A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed between 56th and 57th streets from 11 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 while the crane at the William Eckhardt Research Center jobsite is removed.

5225 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

July 01, 2014

Construction activity will begin on Monday, July 7 to extend the fiber infrastructure to the new Facilities Services building. The work involves installation of conduit from the construction site at East 52nd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue to East 55th Street and South Ingleside Avenue.

58th and Ellis-pedestrian crossing

July 01, 2014

Construction crews will be on site beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 7 to make corrections to elevations and to improve drainage to a section of pavement in the 58th Street and Ellis Avenue pedestrian crossing. This work will be noisy and dusty.

Update: Ellis Avenue Resurfacing

June 30, 2014

The asphalt restoration/repaving along a portion of Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and complete by 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Ellis Parking Structure

June 10, 2014

Construction activities will begin on Tuesday, June 17 to improve the Ellis parking garage and renovate interior office space. The projects are schedule to be completed by September.

Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons

June 10, 2014

Construction begins on Monday, June 16 for the 800-bed residence hall and dining commons. The building is scheduled to complete before the start of autumn quarter 2016.

Pick Hall Exterior Repairs

June 09, 2014

Roof and façade repairs will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 16 at Pick Hall and continue through Friday, September 19.

Conduit repairs in main quadrangle

May 16, 2014

Required conduit repairs will result in construction activity near Walker Hall and Rosenwald Hall between Tuesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 22.

Enhancements to 58th Street between University and Woodlawn avenues

April 30, 2014

Planned improvements to 58th Street require crews to narrow the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and 58th Street to one lane now through Sunday, May 4. In addition, a portion of the sidewalk along south University Avenue is closed intermittently now through Wednesday, May 14.