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Network Policies

University of Missouri-St. Louis Information Technology Network Usage Policy

The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus network provides access to the campus computing facilities. All users of the UMSL network must conform to the University of Missouri-St. Louis Acceptable Use Policy. Upon connecting a computer to the UMSL network, there are additional policies that must be followed. Violation of any of the following policies may result in immediate disconnection from the network.

Network Usage:


Workstation Configuration and Network Administration:

Network Hardware:

Network Maintenance Window:
Sunday mornings (midnight thru noon), 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (4:00a.m. thru 7:00a.m.) and 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (5:30p.m. thru Sat 6:00a.m.) are reserved for network maintenance. Every effort will be made to give prior notice. The network and or servers may be unavailable during this time so updates can be made. Access to the network may be suspended to preserve the integrity of the network.

Temporary Guest Accounts:
Non-UMSL users may be granted a temporary guest account with approval by ITS to help facilitate collaboration with researchers at other Universities and sites. These accounts will be allowed to VPN into UMSL. A faculty member must request the account, fill out a form, and be responsible for the account's usage.

Individual Responsibility for Security on the Student Network:
Users in UMSL student housing are expected to take reasonable steps to ensure that their computer systems do not create a security risk when connected to the network. This includes but is not be limited to the following steps:

For more information, visit ITS Security.