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 VPCIO will not apply changes, modifications or 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, thus the need to reduce the risk of problems being introduced by even the most routine maintenance/changes.
Any exceptions for emergency changes during this time require VPCIO Director approval.
The semester start up freeze period is set using the following methodology for the Fall and Spring semesters: