At the start of the Fall and Spring semester and for several national holidays a VPCIO-wide system freeze period has been instituted for our production services. During the freeze period additional caution and scrutiny of changes are warranted. The intent is to limit modifications and enhancements to our production software applications and the hardware infrastructure that supports the applications used by student, faculty and staff. The goal of the freeze period is to maximize the availability and stability of our services during peak usage periods or when staff availability is limited. Exceptions during a change freeze require Emergency Change Advisory Board approval.
The Semester Startup Freeze time period is set using the following methodology for the Fall and Spring semesters: