Announcements

    SOARFIN Downtime Feb. 14-21

    SOARFIN will be down for an upgrade starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, through the end of day Thursday, Feb. 21. Users will not be able to log into the system until 8 a.m. Feb. 22. During that time, no requisitions, purchase orders, vendor checks or employee travel reimbursement checks will be processed, and no new GR account numbers can be provided.

    Please click on the appropriate link to see deadlines pertaining to those processes for accounts payable, budgets, computer purchases, grants, P-Card, requisition and purchase orders or travel.

    For your convenience, a temporary listserv has been set up for you to report issues or if you have questions that cannot be answered at this site, or send an email to upgradehelp@usm.edu and someone will assist you.

    01.11.13 Student Wireless Update

    The old USMStudent wireless network was discontinued as of Jan. 2, as communicated over the last few months. To access the new USM network, complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the USM Help network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once done, you will automatically be connected to the USM network and directed to the Southern Miss website. You will no longer have to enter your campus ID and password each time to access the wireless network at Southern Miss. Also as an additional convenience, all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the USM wireless network.

    For information about the USMMobile network for gaming devices and other non-app enabled devices, refer to http://www.usm.edu/itech/wireless-internet-access-students and http://www.usm.edu/itech/accessibility-usmmobile-network.

    If you need assistance, go to www.usm.edu/itech/student-wireless or contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357). Faculty/staff will start using the USM network in the near future.

    1.10.13 iTech Update: Data Network Outage

    **UPDATE** All services should be restored now. If you experience any additional issues, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Due to relocation of the network infrastructure, a fiber cut has occurred and several buildings are and will continue to experience intermittent data outages. We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

    The cut occurred Thursday, January 10th, approximately at 9:20 a.m. for the buildings routed through the Theatre and Dance circuit.

    If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Affected areas include, but are not limited to:
    Performance Arts Center
    Arthur Kelley Hall
    Frat Row
    Bond Hall
    Baptist Student Union
    Coliseum
    International Center
    Jazz Station
    Joseph Green Hall
    Language Arts Bldg
    Math Lab
    McPhail Bldg
    Payne Center
    Peck House
    Pinehaven
    Commu, Speech & Hearing
    Theater & Dance
    Vann
    Village
    Yelverton

    11.20.12 Student Wireless Update

    Over 7,000 have joined and are using the new USM Wireless network. This is a great progress in the process of elimination of the USMStudent network. If you have not taken the steps to move to this new network, please do so at your earliest convenience.

    To access this network, complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the “USM Help” network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the Southern Miss website. You will no longer have to enter your campus ID and password each time to access the wireless network at Southern Miss. For an additional convenience, all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the “USM” wireless network.

    The USMStudent network will be discontinued on January 2, 2013.

    If you need assistance to configure your device, go to the iTech website and click on Service Catalog/Connections and Accounts/Student Wireless (www.usm.edu/itech/student-wireless) or you may call the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Faculty/staff will start using this network in the near future; watch for additional communications.

    10.31.12 Southern Miss Phone Directory Update

    A new Office Phone Number search field has been added to the Southern Miss Phone Directory Web page to assist customers with locating contact information for all campus locations. Customers can enter the office phone number or the name of the individual to be searched. The office phone number searched will be retrieved from the “Office Phone” listed in SOAR.
    Please note: If you have a department phone number listed as your office phone, the search will not find you. Faculty and staff members can update their office phone numbers by logging into SOAR and navigating to Self-Service/USM Self-Service/Update Online Directory Info. With your help, the university can provide accurate information to our customers.
    Thank you for your assistance with this matter.