Urgent Email Maintenance TONIGHT (4/7), 9pm – 12am

Update, 9:45pm: All maintenance has been completed ahead of schedule and desktop and mobile clients are sending and receiving mail normally. Thank you again for your patience while we completed this work. Please report any lingering issues to the Help Desk.


In order to address an underlying server issue, LITS will be performing critical maintenance that will affect email this evening (April 7th) from 9pm – midnight. During this time, anyone using a mobile or Desktop (Outlook) client will not be able to send or receive new messages.

Webmail (OWA) access and use will be unaffected by this work. We recommend that anyone who needs to send or access email during the maintenance window log in to email via a web browser.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while we perform this critical work. Please contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

RESOLVED: Trouble Connecting to Wired and Wireless Networks in Park

Update, 4:45pm: LITS has restored all network connectivity in Park. Please contact the Help Desk if you are continuing to experience issues connecting to the internet. Thank you again for your patience.


Due to equipment trouble, the wired and wireless networks are unavailable in several areas in Park Science. LITS is working to assess and resolve the problem as quickly as possible. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

RESOLVED: Ask Athena is Experiencing Intermittent Issues

Update, 2:30pm: The vendor has resolved all issues and Ask Athena is once again available for all of your documentation needs!


Starting earlier today, community members started having difficulty accessing the documentation on Ask Athena. The issue seems to be a problem with the vendor, KnowledgeOwl. They are aware and are working on it.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

RESOLVED: Wireless Network Unavailable in parts of Rockefellar Dorm

Update, 1:15pm: The wireless network is again available in all of Rock dorm. Thank you for your patience while we resolved this issue. Please report any lingering questions or connection issues to the Help Desk.


Due to some equipment problems, the wireless network in parts of Rock dorm is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Please call the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440

RESOLVED: Community Members Unable to Login to Some College Services

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved and community members should again be able to log in to all College services. Please contact the Help Desk if you continue to have trouble.


Starting this morning, community members are unable to login to some Bryn Mawr services, including EZBorrow, eMarket, Interfolio, Domain of One’s Own, and Parchment. LITS is working to diagnose and resolve these issues as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440.

UPDATE: Scheduled Campus Center Network Downtime: March 8th – March 9th

Updated 3/9/23 at 9:50am:

This work is now complete. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or issues: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.


As a reminder, the Campus Center will be without internet access beginning at 3pm on Wednesday, March 8th. The outage will last until all work is completed on Thursday, March 9th.

During this time, offices in the building may be operating on an adjusted schedule. Please check directly with those office for any changes to their hours or services.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440.

RESOLVED: Mailman Listservs Unavailable

Update: LITS has resolved the log in issue with Mailman and listservs should now be working normally. Please report any oddities or additional issues to the Help Desk.

Thank you for your patience!


Starting this morning, community members are unable to login to Mailman listservs. This means that folks are unable to release emails sent to campus listservs or make any changes to their lists. We are looking into the issue and working to resolve things as quickly as possible.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions: 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu

RESOLVED:Community Members Unable to Login to Some Bryn Mawr Services

Update, 11:05am: Community members should now be able to login to all campus services. Please reach out to the Help Desk if you’re still having trouble.


Starting this morning, community members are unable to login to some Bryn Mawr services, including EZBorrow, eMarket, Interfolio, Domain of One’s Own, and Parchment. LITS is working to diagnose and resolve these issues as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440.

Issues Logging in to Duo-Protected Campus Services

Update, 1:15pm: Duo reports this issue is resolved and everyone should be able to use the service as usual. Please report any lingering issues to the Help Desk.


Starting earlier today, community members have reported trouble logging in to campus services that are Duo-protected. After typing in credentials, the Duo prompt screen either fails to load or loads very slowly. Some comunity members are getting a message that the service is busy. Additionally, the mobile push option is not working at all. If you get to the Duo prompts, you can authenticate via a passcode sent through a text message or phone call.

We’re investigating the issue with the vendor and will update as we know more. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Scheduled Campus Center Network Downtime: March 8th – March 9th

In order to perform some necessary maintenance, the Campus Center will be without internet access beginning at 3pm on Wednesday, March 8th. The outage will last until all work is completed on Thursday, March 9th.

During this time, offices in the building may be operating on an adjusted schedule. Please check directly with those office for any changes to their hours or services.

Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440.

TriCo Douglass Day 2023, featuring the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: February 14th, 12-3pm

Every year, Douglass Day is held on February 14th by the Colored Conventions Project to celebrate the life of Fredrick Douglass. By collectively transcribing online collections of historical documents, attendees will make Black history and culture more accessible to the public.

This year’s Douglass Day celebration will be focused on the life of Mary Ann Shad Cary, a teacher, lawyer, abolitionist, and first black woman publisher in North America. This event will include transcription sessions through Zooniverse and live speeches and performances on the Douglass Day YouTube channel.

The BMC local Douglass Day event is organized by LITS and the Tri-Co Libraries with support from Sisterhood*. It will be held in Canaday 315 and remotely over Zoom from 12:00-3:00pm EST on February 14th, 2023.There will be refreshments, baked goods from Sweet T’s Bakery, and event swag. We recommend participants bring their own devices however you will also be able to use desktop computers. Parallel events will also be held at Haverford and Swarthmore for those who want to patriciate at either location.

For more information and to register for the event, check out:

Email –  amcgrath1@brynmawr.edukggonzalez@brynmawr.edu
Event Registration – https://brynmawr.libcal.com/event/10250359
Website- https://douglassday.org/
Livestream – bit.ly/douglass-day
Twitter- @DouglassDayorg