Campus News

EITS schedules network maintenance

EITS will conduct network maintenance resulting in periodic, intermittent outages of campus Internet access and campus information systems on Oct. 24.

This maintenance is necessary to allow EITS to continue to provide ample bandwidth and capacity for the university. This is the second of two regularly scheduled network maintenances in 2020. These are performed twice each year as part of the standard maintenance schedule.

The maintenance will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 24. The outages associated with the maintenance will be unpredictable, so the UGA community should assume that network services will be unavailable during the entire day.

Systems that use services in the UGA Boyd Data Center will experience outages. This also includes UGA websites hosted in the Boyd Data Center. The university’s primary website at is hosted off campus and will remain available.

UGA’s Single Sign-On (UGA SSO) also will experience outages. This means individuals will not be able to log in to many UGA-provided information systems, including DawgCheck, Athena, Banner Administrative System, Degree Works, eLearning Commons (eLC), UGA Financial Management System, UGA Budget Management System, UGAJobs, UGAmart, OneUSG Connect and OneUSG Connect Benefits.

Individuals off campus during the maintenance window will experience outages accessing UGAMail, websites hosted by UGA, the Virtual Private Network (VPN), ArchPass Duo and information systems hosted by EITS.

All systems behind the central departmental firewalls will experience outages to their access to the UGA network.

Additional details and progress reports will be posted at and on the EITS Twitter feed at @uga_eits.