IT Maintenance Windows and Freeze Dates | Webster University

IT Maintenance Windows and Freeze Dates

IT primarily uses the academic calendar to determine the best times for maintenance windows. Every effort is made to work around other university events scheduled during maintenance windows as well. If you are aware of an event that is scheduled during one of the maintenance windows below, please contact the IT Service Desk at support@webster.edu to let us know. 

Maintenance Windows

Maintenance windows are scheduled for necessary updates to Webster's hardware and software. The following maintenance windows have been determined based on critical business and academic dates. Maintenance windows typically begin at 10:00pm CST Friday and last through 3:00pm CST Sunday. During these windows, expect intermittent access or extended unavailability of systems as Information Technology upgrades and enhances Webster’s information systems. Announcements about the specific work and any associated outages that will occur during each window will be published in Webster Today the week of each window below.

Dates 
2019
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16 Second week of SU 2019 UNDG, Third week of SU 2019 GRAD
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14 Sixth week of SU 2019 UNDG, Seventh week of SU 2019 GRAD
Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29 Fifth week of FA 1 2019 UNDG, Sixth week of FA 1 2019 GRAD
Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1 Fifth week of FA 2 2019 UNDG, Sixth week of FA 2 2019 GRAD
 2020
Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16 Fifth week of SP 1 2020 UNDG, Sixth week of SP 1 2019 GRAD 
Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19 Fifth week of SP 2 2020 courses (both UNDG and GRAD)


Critical Academic Dates

Freeze Dates are times considered critical to the ideal function of the University. Every attempt will be made to refrain from making system updates during these windows. However, change requests submitted for completion during these times will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Date  
2019
Monday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 3 FA 2019 UNDG Registration opens
(Seniors on 4/1, Juniors on 4/2, All on 4/3)
Monday, April 8  FA 2019 GRAD Registration opens
Sunday, May 5 – Sunday, May 12 SP/SP 2 2019 UNDG finals week
Saturday, May 11 Commencement
Sunday, May 12 - Sunday, May 19 SP 2 2019 GRAD finals week
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, June 9 First week of SU 2019 GRAD plus first week of SU 2019 UNDG courses (includes logon weekends)
Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, July 28 SU 2019 GRAD and UNDG finals week
Friday, August 16 - Sunday, September 1 First week of FA 1 2019 GRAD plus first week of FA/FA 1 2019 UNDG courses (includes logon weekends)
Sunday, October 13 - Sunday, November 3 FA 1 2019 GRAD and UNDG finals week; First week of FA 2 2019 GRAD plus first week of FA 2 2019 UNDG courses (includes logon weekends)

Monday, October 28 SP 2020 GRAD Registration opens
Monday, November 4 – Wednesday, November 6 SP 2020 UNDG Registration opens
(Seniors on 11/4, Juniors on 11/5, All on 11/6)
Sunday, December 15 - Sunday, December 22 FA/FA 2 2019 GRAD and UNDG finals week
 2020
Friday, January 3 - Sunday, January 19 First week of SP 1 2020 GRAD plus first week of SP/SP 1 2020 UNDG courses (includes logon weekends)
Tuesday, March 3 SU 2020 UNDG Registration opens

Thursday, March 5 SU 2020 GRAD Registration opens
Sunday, March 1 - Sunday, March 8 SP 1 2020 GRAD and UNDG finals week
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 22 First week of SP 2 2020 GRAD and UNDG courses (includes logon weekend)
Monday, April 6 – Wednesday April 8 FA 2020 UNDG Registration opens
(Seniors on 4/6, Juniors on 4/7, All on 4/8)
Monday, April 13 FA 2020 GRAD Registration opens
Sunday, May 3 - Sunday, May 10 SP/SP 2 2020 UNDG finals week
Saturday, May 9 Commencement
Sunday, May 10 - Sunday, May 17 SP 2 2020 GRAD finals week