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Information Security Response Wed., 3/16

March 16, 2016

UMass Amherst IT is currently investigating information security issues and has tightened controls to address them. 

If you experience any issues, please report them to 

UPDATE: Wireless Network - Th., 3/3

March 3, 2016

UPDATE: We had reports yesterday of intermittent wireless connectivity issues. We tightened network controls due to information security activity. Notifications were posted yesterday as we investigated. This impacted faculty, staff, and students in limited locations.

These are the same types of activities as others are seeing across higher education institutions. Throughout the evening and morning, we have had over 18,000 concurrent users successfully connected to the wireless network, which is normal.

Wired and Wireless Networks Intermittently Unavailable, Wed., 3/2

March 2, 2016


UMass Amherst IT is aware of a wired and wireless network outage in multiple buildings on campus beginning Wednesday morning, March 2, 2016. We are working to remedy the issue.

If you experience any issues, please contact the IT Help Center or email

New IT Website Now Available

February 29, 2016

Starting Monday, February 29, 2016, UMass Amherst Information Technology has a new website! Check it out and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions by emailing



New Look for SPIRE Coming - Thurs., 2/25

February 23, 2016

The SPIRE logon page and interface will have a new look starting this Thursday, February 25, 2016. The update will include official UMass Amherst colors and will not cause any changes to functionality.