Routine System Maintenance: 2018

Posted December 7th, 2017 at 4:18 pm.

Routine system maintenance generally occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – midnight. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best practices.

2018 Schedule:

January 11, 25
February 15, 22
March 15, 29
April 12, 19
June 14, 28
July 12, 26
August 16, 30
September 13, 27
October 11, 25
November 15, 29

LITS coordinates with divisions across the College to confirm our system maintenance schedule annually. Not all systems will necessarily be unavailable during these maintenance windows; however, you should assume that they will be and plan critical work around the system maintenance schedule. LITS will provide details on the LITS Blog whenever possible. Want to receive reminder emails? Subscribe to System Status posts.

The PeopleSoft patch testing schedule is determined by our vendor and does not follow the system maintenance schedule. At the end of each testing cycle, PeopleSoft and all BIONIC services are generally unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr from 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

System Maintenance FAQ

Contact the Help Desk with questions:, 610-526-7440, or

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