ITS Production Freezes for Campus Services

What is a Freeze?

A production freeze ensures service availability and reduces risk by establishing a period of time—or "freeze"—during a business cycle where no major changes are made to services and systems.

For exact dates, see the Production Freeze year-at-a-glance calendar or see the list view.

Targeted Freezes

Targeted freezes are specific to certain systems or campuses.

Requesting a Freeze

Event-related production freezes support campus wide or unit special events. Any U-M staff member may request a freeze for an event by submitting a request to inform ITS of a campus event.

Freeze Schedule

Freeze dates are calculated based on the academic calendar published by the Office of the Registrar.

Term Schedule
Fall

Start of Term
Freeze begins the Friday before the first day of classes at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Friday of the second week of classes.

Exams
Freeze begins on the last day of classes at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight at the end of the last day of exams.

Winter

Start of Term
Freeze begins the Friday before the first day of class at 12:01 a.m. and ends at the end of the fifth day of classes.

Exams
Freeze begins on the last day of classes at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight at the end of the last day of exams.

Spring and Summer Freeze is during exams only.