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 ( 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 address, which is a part of Microsoft Office 365. At that time, the EagleApps account ( will be discontinued as the primary contact for university communications.

    Log in to Outlook 

    User name: (ex:

    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

    SOARHR and SOAR Downtime Scheduled for July 23

    SOARHR will be down for maintenance on Saturday, July 23, from midnight-2 p.m. SOAR will down for maintenance on Saturday, July 23, from 2 a.m.-noon. Users will not be able to log into these systems during the scheduled downtime.

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

    Network Outage Scheduled for July 7

    The university will have a brief network outage on Thursday, July 7, from 9-11 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.


    The following buildings will be affected during this outage:


    • McLemore Hall
    • McCain Library 
    • Century Park North
    • West Football Stadium
    • Southern Hall
    • The Union
    • Thad Cochran
    • Trent Lott
    • College Hall
    • Liberal Arts Building
    • Walker Science Building
    • Bond Hall
    • Polymer Science
    • Accelerator 
    • Owings McQuagge Hall


    All scheduled outages and maintenance will have current up-to-date news on the iTech website. If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Computer Exchange Program Announces Changes for FY17

    Due to university budget cuts, the Computer Exchange Gold Program will be closed effective Friday, July 1, until further notice. You may continue to purchase new computers with your department’s funds by contacting the iTech Procurement Team at sends e-mail).

    As an alternative to the Gold program, the Computer Exchange Green Program will still be available for all faculty/staff members. With the exchange of a computer of any age and/or a service charge for refurbishment, departments may obtain a green computer under six years of age. To apply for a green computer, please navigate to the following form in SOAR: USM Utilities > USM iTech > Use > CEP Request.  

    For additional information, please review the updated Computer Exchange Program FAQs and CEP Policy. For further questions, please contact sends e-mail).