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Maintenance Schedule & Calendar

Monthly Routine Maintenance

Systems supported by ITS may be unavailable due to routine maintenance beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the Thursdays listed below. Systems may continue to be unavailable until 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Please note that all maintenance will be performed on the regularly scheduled maintenance dates whenever possible, however, these dates may be subject to change.

2019 Dates:

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 23
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

If the system is specific to an individual department and will impact you, someone from ITS will notify you and will work with you to find a time that is most convenient.

If there are widely used applications that are impacted, any outage or impact will be posted on the ITS website, the IT service portal, and on the ITS Twitter feed. If you’d like to receive outage notifications via text message, opt in by texting DrakeITS2018 to phone number 226787.


Maintenance Freeze Periods for 2019

No changes will be allowed to production systems during the following times:

  • January 21 - February 1 (Week prior to and start of the Spring semester)
  • April 1-16 (Registration)
  • May 13-22 (Finals week through grades due)
  • June 5-6, 9-10, 14-15, 23-24, and 28-29 (New Student Orientation)
  • June 30 (End of Fiscal Year)
  • August 19-30 (Week prior to and start of the Fall semester)
  • November 4-20 (Registration)
  • December 9-18 (Finals week through grades due)
     
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