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Banner 9 testing underway; maintenance scheduled Sept. 20-21

MSU Denver prepares for the upcoming Universitywide system upgrade.

By Diane Watkins

September 18, 2018

computer labInformation Technology Services will perform maintenance on the Banner system from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday. Banner will not be available during the maintenance.

The Banner upgrade project has also reached an important milestone: Testing of Banner 9 is underway in preparation for a module-by-module upgrade during the fall term.

During the testing phase, team members from across the University will follow formal test plans and provide feedback. Faculty and staff with access to the test environment are encouraged to check out Banner 9’s modern interface, simplified navigation and enhanced accessibility features. 

Since Banner is MSU Denver’s official system of record — the authoritative source for all student, employee, finance and financial-aid data — many other systems must integrate with Banner to use that data. These integrations will also be tested during this phase of the upgrade project. If your department owns any third-party applications that interface with Banner, please check with your vendors regarding any nuances in supporting Banner 9.

Completion of the upgrade project is targeted for or near Dec. 15. For additional information, including a project timeline, please visit the Banner 9 Initiative webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 303-352-7548 or

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