Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University's web systems are down right now.

We are in the process of upgrading our network, and SCU's web systems will be unavailable for a bit. We expect to have access restored by 4:00 PM PST today, at the latest.

If you need immediate assistance, please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441 or the Campus Information Desk at (408) 554-4000.

You're bringing what down when?

The network. On Saturday, November 28th. From 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


We need to move our Internet connection from the old network to our new network.

Why did you pick that time and date?

First, it's on a holiday weekend, meaning our network traffic should be very low. Second, given that this activity affects our Internet connection, we wanted to schedule the outage during the day in case we ran into problems and needed to bring in vendor support to help. Our chances of getting help if we need it are a lot better during the day than they are during the middle of the night.

So you're going to move an Internet cable from one piece of equipment to another? How hard can that be?

A lot harder than you might think. Especially when the entire campus depends on that one cable.

Will it really take 10 hours to do this?

We're doing a whole bunch of other stuff as well. Our hope is that we can get the Internet connection moved over in 3-4 hours.


Thanks for your patience!

Please check back with us soon, and we apologize for any inconvenience.