Due to the Winter Holiday, Energy Curtailment, and New Year’s Holidays, the Berkeley campus is officially closed for the period Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1, reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
All departmental computing servers will remain on and should be available during the break, but there will be no staff on site to provide any computing support or handle any requests. Automatic monitoring systems will alert staff to critical infrastructure problems, and any such problems will be dealt with on a best-effort basis.
The IRIS Helpdesk will close early at noon on Friday, December 20, and will reopen on Thursday, January 2. Problem reports can be left on the Helpdesk voice mail (510-642-7777) or emailed to help@eecs, but staff may not receive or reply to these messages until January 2.
Requests for new IRIS accounts that are received after 5pm December 19 may not be processed until January 2, 2020.
During the break, Instructional labs will be locked, but the main servers will remain online (for details, see the Instructional website). Instructional support staff will occasionally monitor inst@eecs email over the break. Please be aware, though, that staff may not be able to respond or reply to messages until January 6.
We recommend that all desktop computers be shutdown during the Energy Curtailment Period. If your Windows computer needs to stay on during the break, we recommend that you check with your system administrator to ensure that Automatic Updates are enabled with the option “Automatically download the updates and install them on the schedule that I specify” with a daily update schedule.
Computing support staff will be monitoring their email when possible, so please use standard email addresses to report any urgent problems. As a reminder:
Instructional Computing Environment: inst@eecs
Research / Staff Computing Environment: help@eecs
Information regarding campus IT closures is available here: https://technology.berkeley.edu/news/it-schedule-holidays-curtailment-2019