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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.

2018 Dates:

  • January 18
  • February 22
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 24
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 23
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20

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 2018

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

  • January 22 - February 2 (Week prior to and start of the Spring semester)
  • April 2-17 (Registration)
  • May 14-23 (Finals week through grades due)
  • June 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 15-16, and 24-25 (New Student Orientation)
  • June 30 (End of Fiscal Year)
  • August 20-31 (Week prior to and start of the Fall semester)
  • October 29 – November 13 (Registration)
  • December 10-19 (Finals week through grades due)
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