Columbia University Information Technology

Service Alerts


Service Impact: 
Alert Date: 
09/05/2008 - 09:00am to 09/08/2008 - 08:00am
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Alert Message: 

Due to the large number of students accessing the university's calendaring system, Sundial (, for the ServiceNation event on Sept 11 featuring Senators Barak Obama and John McCain there is a bit of a slowdown which has at times been resulting in a request timeout. Configuration changes are underway to allow more connections to the event's registration.

Users are urged to try registering for the event later. Due to demand, registration has been extended until 8:00am Monday (9/8).  As connections to Sundial close, a chance will open for them to register. Order of registration will not have any effect on the user's chances of winning the lottery that will ultimately choose the students who may attend. Registration for the event is at


NOTE: This announcement was updated 8:47pm on Friday 9/5, and an earlier version reflected a differnt deadline.


Update 9/10/2008 at 2:55pm:

Please be aware that the ServiceNation lottery has been conducted and all students allotted tickets have now been notified.