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PeopleSoft Finance System Maintenance Fri., 11/19 - Sun., 11/21

November 21, 2021

To maintain regulatory compliance, the UITS Application team will be conducting scheduled maintenance on the Production PeopleSoft Finance System from 12 p.m. Friday, November 19 at through 8 p.m. Sunday, November 21  8:00 p.m.

During this time:

Unplanned Service Interruption: Legacy Course & Personal Websites - Tue., 11/9

November 9, 2021

10 a.m.

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is working to resolve issues with campus legacy course and personal websites ( and Websites hosted on and have been unavailable since approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2021. Thank you for your patience. 

Microsoft 365: File Access Issues Reported - Tue., 11/2

November 2, 2021

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, starting at approximately 11:45 a.m., Microsoft is investigating an issue where users may be unable to access their files within Microsoft 365 services. For more information, see:

Files can still be downloaded and opened via Microsoft 365 apps. 

Two-Step Login Expanded to Zoom, Microsoft 365, Other Campus Services for Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students

October 21, 2021

In response to recent information security threats targeting UMass Amherst, faculty and staff, and graduate students will use two-step login (a.k.a. multi-factor authentication) to access more campus services this fall. This is the same process many employees use to access HR Direct.

The expansion of two-step login will be implemented in three waves this October and November using a personalized approach.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 21, 2021

This year’s cybersecurity awareness month focuses on empowering individuals and organizations to protect their online activity. If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences, or training employees, our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.

Learn more