is ready for Y2K -- are you?
U.Va.'s mission-critical computer systems are ready to ring in the
new year without stumbling over the date. They've been upgraded
or replaced, tested and re-tested and certified as Year 2000-compliant
by the state and other outside experts. Departments throughout
the University have assessed personal computers and other equipment
to assure that they won't lose data or be unable to function properly.
no one can guarantee that absolutely everything will run perfectly,
without a hitch. Expect a few problems in early January, if only
because equipment malfunctions every day for reasons having nothing
to do with the year 2000.
work, remember to back up your essential data and turn off your
computer before you leave for the holidays. Make sure that your
department's emergency plans and staff contact lists are up-to-date.
Know who will be in town over the holiday weekend in case something
needs to be done before the University gets back to business on
Jan. 4 or before the spring semester begins on Jan. 12.
about the turn of the century as if it's a predicted snow storm.
At home, have a few days' nonperishable food, medicine, and other
essential supplies on hand, just in case artificial demand causes
shortages in the stores. If you can, buy these extras now.
Any changes in the University's schedule or other operations
will be recorded on the usual weather announcement lines, 924-SNOW
or 243-SNOW. Major changes will also be announced to the local
The University's webmaster will post updates at www.virginia.edu/topnews/
Major changes will be announced on the U.Va. home page, www.virginia.edu
For more detailed information, go to ITC's site at www.virginia.edu/year
Specific questions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If, despite all the careful planning, you notice an unusual
problem with your desktop computer or with a computer-regulated
building system when you return to work, call one of the following
ITC Help Desk, 924-3731
Medical Center Computing, 924-5334
Facilities Management, 924-1777
Center Facilities Services, 924-5527
Police, 911 or 9-911
Police (administrative), 924-7166
Health System Security, 924-5048