Announcements

    SOARHR and SOAR Downtime Scheduled for Aug. 13

    SOARHR will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 13, from midnight-2 p.m. SOAR will be down for maintenance from 2 a.m.-6 p.m. Users will not be able to log into these systems during the scheduled downtime.

    You can go to the iTech website for an up-to-date system status. If you need to address an issue concerning any of the outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Student Email Change to Office 365

    Effective Aug. 24, all active student email addresses will be updated in SOAR to an @usm.edu address, which is a part of Microsoft Office 365. At that time, the EagleApps account (@eagles.usm.edu) will no longer serve as the university’s communication contact.  All official university email will be sent to your Outlook account (@usm.edu).

    The naming convention for new student emails is first name.last name@usm.edu, with some variation for account users sharing the same name. You can log into Outlook and confirm your email address by clicking on the avatar in the top right corner of the screen.

    Log in to Outlook 

    Username: W+ID#@usm.edu  (ex: w123456@usm.edu)
    Password: CampusID Password  

    In addition to having access to web versions, students will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices - Android or iOS). Learn how you can take advantage of Microsoft Office 365 for your computer and mobile devices. 

    Frequently Asked Questions are available here. For assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357 (HELP) or helpdesk@usm.edu.

    University-wide Network Outage Scheduled Aug. 4

    There will be a university-wide network outage on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 9-10 p.m. Access to internet and all services that require internet connectivity will be affected. These services include, but are not limited to, email, Blackboard and non-USM web pages.

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

    Emergency Notification System Testing Scheduled

     

    iTech will be testing the Emergency Notification System university-wide beginning Monday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Aug. 5. The testing will be done on call boxes located in buildings on campus. During this period, you may briefly hear different types of noises like static or beeping around campus and in all buildings.

     For information or questions, please contact Equipment Services at 601.266.4364.

    Student Email Change to Office 365

    All students are advised to begin using their new Office 365 email account (@usm.edu) now by following these directions on how to forward your EagleApps email to your Office 365 account. 

    On Aug. 24, your primary email address will be updated in SOAR to your @usm.edu address, which is a part of Microsoft Office 365. At that time, the EagleApps account (@eagles.usm.edu) will be discontinued as the primary contact for university communications.

    Log in to Outlook 

    User name: W+ID#@usm.edu (ex: w123456@usm.edu)

    Password: CampusID Password 

    Go here for more information and to learn how you can take advantage of Microsoft Office 365 for your computer and mobile devices.

    For assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357 (HELP) or helpdesk@usm.edu.