The following message was sent to deans, directors, and chairs this morning.  Per request of NAG members, we’re forwarding it as a “heads-up” in case questions arise.




On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 (during Spring break) Academic Computing and Network Services (ACNS) will implement another phase of improvements to electrical power in the Computer Center.  There will be brief interruptions to and NetID services in the morning and evening; all other online services provided by ACNS will remain online, including the campus network and Internet connections.  Portable generators will supply electricity to the second floor Datacenter; the rest of the Computer Center will be without electrical power and the building will be closed.


The upgrade will begin at 6:00 a.m. and is scheduled to be completed by 6:30 p.m.


Offices in the Computer Center will be closed throughout the day, including Computer Repair, the Scoring Office, the Computer Store, the ACNS Business Office, and the ACNS walk-in Help Desk (telephone Help Desk service will be available at 517-432-6200). Public Computer Labs in rooms 210, 403 and 415 in the Computer Center will be closed.  Other offices within the Computer Center, including the Client Advocacy Office, the Artificial Language Laboratory, and the office of the Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing, and Technology are expected to be closed throughout the day.


For more information, please visit: .  If you have questions or concerns, please call the ACNS Help Desk at 517-432-6200 or visit


Please pass this on to staff in your unit.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Tom Davis, Director

Academic Computing and Network Services