The security and flexibility of Vanderbilt’s student records system will be improved significantly by a major transition from Vanderbilt’s existing student legacy system to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. This transition will temporarily take the student records system offline the weekend of Aug. 19-21 as the university makes the move to PeopleSoft.
Most student records systems will not be available during the transition beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Access to these systems will resume no later than the morning of Aug. 22. This includes both registration and online grading, but excludes OAK which will be available for students, faculty and staff during the transition.
“Think of this as the big engine underneath conveniences many of us enjoy every day,” said Douglas L. Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions. “These enhancements will strengthen the security of our student records and make the entire system more receptive to improvements.
“There will be some short-term inconvenience, but the increased functionality to everyone who deals with these records will be well worth it.”
The transition is timed for this weekend because the majority of Vanderbilt’s schools are between the summer and fall terms. This allows records from the summer term to be recorded in the old system while starting in the fall the same data will be entered into the new system, PeopleSoft.
Students, faculty and staff may report issues with the new system through the help email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the help telephone line (615-343-4306) starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 22.