The University of Minnesota winter closure is approaching quickly, and the Twin Cities campus will be closed from Friday, Dec. 24-Friday, Dec. 31. Normal business hours resume and buildings reopen Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.
If you or your staff members are planning to work from home during the closure, now is the time to prepare. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) invites University faculty and staff to learn how to more securely work from home on our Safe Computing website. The site includes policies and best practices on safe computing and data security including:
- Storing University Private Data on University-Owned Equipment
- Using a University Provided Laptop or Computer
- Using the University Virtual Private Network (VPN)
During the winter closure, OIT's technology help desk, 1-HELP, will be staffed only to respond to calls regarding password resets and major service outages. It is recommended that you download a VPN client and test it before the winter closure begins, if you intend to use your wired or wireless connection from home for University business.
For more information on the winter closure, visit the Faculty and Staff University Winter Closure website.