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Workday Updated Scheduled for Saturday


Twice a year, in March and September, Workday — SLU’s integrated, cloud-based administrative and finance system — releases feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience.

Below learn about what changes users can expect, what steps (if any), users might need to take to prepare for the new upgrades, and what dates Workday will be unavailable during this routine maintenance.  

Workday Unavailable During Release Update 

Just like any major software upgrade, there is necessary downtime while the changes are implemented. Workday will be unavailable for use on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 a.m. through 8 a.m. This timeframe just extends the normal weekly maintenance by a few hours, but employees and administrators should make plans to anticipate this downtime. 

New Features and Enhancements 

While most updates coming this weekend will center around back-end improvements (which end-users will not notice), a few exciting changes are in the works with this round of updates.  

Workday Issues after Release Weekend 

While ITS does not anticipate any major changes to Workday there is always a chance. If you experience any issues with Workday after the release, please contact the following: