DotCIO News & Announcements

  • September 19 Network Outage to Impact Select Buildings

    Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:29 -- wentod

    All members of the campus computing community should be aware that scheduled network infrastructure hardware maintenance will impact connectivity between the hours of 6:00am and 7:00am EST on Wednesday, September 19 for the following buildings:

    • CII
    • JEC
    • DCC
    • Union
    • ECAV
    • Houston Field House
    • Public Safety
    • 2005 Tibbits Avenue

    Users can expect network connectivity and phone service interruptions during this maintenance period.  Your patience is appreciated while these important upgrades are put in place.

  • Fall 2018 Laptops Still Available

    Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:13 -- wentod

    The Mobile Computing Program currently has a limited stock of Lenovo T480s, Lenovo Yoga X380, and Dell XPS15 fall 2018 laptop models available for purchase. These laptops are available to students in any year of their academic career, including graduate students.

  • An Important Notice Regarding VCC Building Hours

    Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:50 -- wentod

    As of Wednesday, August 29, the VCC will begin operating under the following hours:

              Sunday -- Opens 7:00am
              Monday – Open 24 hours
              Tuesday -- Open 24 hours         
              Wednesday -- Closes 11:00pm
              Thursday -- Open 7:00am - 11:00pm
              Friday – Open 7:00am - 11:00pm
              Saturday -- Open 7:00am - 11:00pm

  • Phone Scams Make Appearance on Campus

    Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:09 -- wentod

    Rensselaer's Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO) and Department of Public Safety remind all members of the campus community to be aware of phone scams that have recently surfaced on campus.  As recently as Monday, August 13, several staff members received messages which asked the recipient to make a financial transaction or provide personal information.

  • DotCIO Reminds Campus to Beware of Scam Emails

    Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:52 -- donohm2

    Scam emails targeting college students are a recurring problem, and a common theme for these messages is an offer of employment that requires some sort of financial transaction, or which requests personal information. While members of the DotCIO staff are able to prevent most of these scam emails from reaching you, some will still sneak through from time to time.

  • DotCIO Releases “Office 365 @RPI” Service to all Staff, Faculty, and Students.

    Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:15 -- mcglow2

    The Division of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce that Rensselaer has partnered with Microsoft to make Office 365 available.  The service is available for free to all faculty, staff, and students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Each community member has access to the ProPlus level of Office 365. This enables access in the cloud, as well as allows you to run Office locally on up to five devices, and works on PC, Mac and iOS or Android phones and tablets.  Rensselaer will not be utilizing Office 365 for email delivery at this time.

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