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On Saturday morning, May 30, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will replace the networking equipment that connects the university’s internal network to the Internet.  This equipment includes the routers and firewalls that move data in and out of campus as well as  help protect the university's internal network against malicious attacks.

While the equipment is being upgraded between 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM, data flowing between the Internet and Rice may experience intermittent connection issues.

Updates on this border maintenance will be posted online:

Should you notice Internet connection issues after the maintenance concludes at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 30, please report them by emailing the Help Desk:

Thank you for your patience.  We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance may cause.