Wednesday will be the first day of Fall semester at the University of Minnesota Morris. We've already had several groups of students visit Computing Services, as the orientation group leaders introduce the freshmen to each of the offices on campus. I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all our students.
I was fortunate to attend the move-in day on Sunday, this weekend. I saw lots of heartfelt farewells as parents helped new students move into the residence halls.
As students move back to campus, I'd like to remind everyone about our campus network upgrade. We've worked hard to complete the campus network upgrade before the start of classes this week. Over the summer, we managed to finish the upgrade in several buildings ahead of schedule. This week, we will wrap up the campus network upgrade with these buildings:
- Imholte Hall
- Student Center
Our schedule shows us finishing on Wednesday, but we believe we may be able to complete everything by Tuesday afternoon.
Remember, you should now see UofM, UofM Secure, and UofM Guest as available wireless networks. Where you previously used umm-wireless to get online, please use UofM or UofM Secure. You can setup your laptop to use UofM Secure, so you no longer need to go through the extra step to login just to get on the wireless network. The Helpdesk can help you with questions, or you can view the online setup guides. Visitors to campus (parents and special guests) can connect directly to UofM Guest and use their email address to sign in. You will no longer need to sponsor a guest for free wireless access.
We do plan to go back to several areas on campus to expand our wireless coverage. For example, some of the residence halls have poor signal strength in some rooms. We will also measure network performance to see if we need to expand the wireless in other areas, focusing first on student areas.
Again, I'd like to thank everyone for their help and support in our effort to provide a "faster, better, stronger" campus network!