Information Technology

IT Status Alerts

UMass Boston strives to provide high qualty services and high availability for those services. There are times that services are unavailable, either due to maintenance or emergencies. We do our best to keep the University community informed of the status of our services (upcoming changes, planned maintenance, and outages) on this web page. Work causing a service interruption may be done during Scheduled Maintenance windows without prior notice. We do this as seldom as possible and have scheduled these windows to cause the smallest possible inconvenience.

Service Current Status Link Offsite Status Link Scheduled Maintenance
General Announcements None      
Campus Wide Conditions Normal      
Internet Access


    Wednesdays 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sundays  6-10 a.m.
On Campus Data Network


    Wednesdays 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sundays  6-10 a.m.
Email (faculty, staff, and students)

Password Self-Service Available    
Blackboard / UMass Online Available UMass Online status Wednesdays 4-7 a.m.
Blog System Available  
Camtasia Relay Available    
Computer Labs Available Computer Labs    
HEAT Self Service Available (on campus only) Self Service    
PeopleSoft Finance Available UMB Web Apps UMass Connect status  
PeopleSoft HR Available HR Direct UMass Connect status  
PeopleSoft Student Available UMass Connect status  
R25 Available      
Telecom / Phone System Available     Mondays 12:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (system self-check may cause  brief disruption of individual phone services)
Virus Protection

McAfee ViruScan with EPO (Univ. owned computers only) - contact the IT Service Desk

For personal machines see Free Anti-Malware Options

WISER Available UMass Connect status  
Wikispaces Available  
Web Services Available      
WebNow Available UMB Web Apps UMass Connect status  
Wireless Network Available Wireless page   Wednesdays 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sundays  6-10 a.m.
Xythos Available    
File Shares Available