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IT Project: Wireless Access Point Expansion

Project Status

2/21/2017: To enhance the overall student, faculty, and staff computing experience, Northwestern Information Technology (IT) has identified the campus buildings to receive upgrades or expansions to wireless access coverage in FY 2017.

The list below identifies campus buildings in which Northwestern IT has identified for FY 2017 the upgrade of existing wireless access points with newer models to improve wireless coverage and areas of expanded wireless coverage. See schedule below.

Refresh/Expansion Timeline Details 

Refresh/Expansion Timeline Details 

**Completed Expansion Timeline Details**

**Completed Upgrade Timeline Details**


Project Charter

Background

Northwestern’s wireless network provides secure, mobile data access for faculty, staff and students from thousands of wireless access points on the Evanston, Chicago and remote campuses. The Converged Communications Core Charge has, over the years, continued to provide and expand wireless coverage, with the goal of advancing the wireless environment and enhancing access to University services.

To enhance faculty, staff and student computing by providing improved wireless services and coverage on campus, NUIT has identified buildings on both the Evanston and Chicago Campuses and plan to begin the process of expanding wireless connectivity within those buildings.

Goals and Objectives

Expand current wireless accessibility in order to provide full coverage within identified buildings and improve wireless services in those areas identified as high user traffic areas.

Evanston Campus Wireless Access Point Refresh/Expansion Timeline - FY2017

Building Name Scheduled Status
University Library - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Locy- Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Annenberg - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Ford - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Allen Center - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
1800 Sherman - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
2020 Ridge - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Lunt - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Millar - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Fisk - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Hogan - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Harris - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Louis Hall - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Garrett - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Crowe - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Francis Searle - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Norris - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Patten - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Crown - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Block - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
Health Services - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
630 Lincoln - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
SPAC - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
906-920 University - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning
University Hall - Refresh May - August 2017 Planning

Chicago Campus Wireless Access Point Refresh Timeline - FY2017

Building Name Scheduled Status
Abbott Hall - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Levy - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Lurie - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Morton - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Rubloff - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
Tarry - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
750 N. Lake Shore Drive - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
750 N. Lake Shore Drive - Refresh March-April 2017 Planning
mcGaw - Refresh May-August 2017 Planning
676 N. St. Clair - Refresh May-August 2017 Planning
680 Lake Shore Drive - Refresh May-August 2017 Planning
McCormick - Refresh May-August2017 Planning
Rubloff - Refresh May-August 2017 Planning
Searle May-August 2017 Planning
Ward - Refresh May-August 2017 Planning

Evanston Campus Wireless Access Point Refresh/Expansion Timeline - FY2016

Building Name Scheduled Status
555 Clark Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
1801 Hinman Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
2122 Sheridan Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Allison Hall Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Annenberg - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Cook - Refresh May-July 2016 Complete
Crowe Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Elder Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Evanston Outdoor - Expansion May-August 2016 Planning
Fisk Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Frances Searle Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Harris Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Kresge Book Storage - Expansion July-August 2016 Complete
Leverone Auditorium - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Locy Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Louis Hall Room 105 - Expansion July 2016 Complete
Lunt Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
McCormick Foundation Center - Refresh May-June 2016 Complete
Mudd Library Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Pancoe - Refresh April-June 2016 Complete
Parkes Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
SPAC - Refresh/Expansion April-May 2016 Complete
Seabury - Expansion June-July 2016 Complete
Silverman Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Swift Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Tech - Refresh/Expansion June-August 2016 Complete
University Hall Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
University Library Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete

Chicago Campus Wireless Access Point Refresh/Expansion Timeline - FY2016

Building Name Scheduled Status
645 Michigan - Refresh/Expansion June-August 2016 Complete
IPHAM Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Lurie Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
McGaw Pavilion Mezzanine - Expansion June-August 2016 Complete
Rubloff - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Tarry Classrooms - Refresh June-August 2016 Complete
Wieboldt FM Shops - Refresh/Expansion June-August 2016 Complete

Evanston Campus Residence Hall Wireless Access Point Upgrade Timeline - FY2016

Building Name Scheduled Status
584 Lincoln Ave November 2015  Complete
600-6210 Lincoln Ave November 2015  Complete
615 Garrett November 2015  Complete
621 Garrett November 2015  Complete
710 Emerson November 2015  Complete
1835 Hinman December 2015  Complete
2251 Sheridan November 2015  Complete
Allison December 2015  Complete
Ayers December 2015  Complete
Bobb-McCulloch December 2015  Complete
Foster Walker November 2015  Complete
Jones December 2015  Complete
Slivka December 2015  Complete

Evanston Campus Wireless Access Point Expansion Timeline - FY2015

Building Name Scheduled Status
627 Dartmouth July 2015  Complete
629 Noyes May 2015  Complete
Brentano Hall July 2015  Complete
Campus Field Hockey Booth March 2015  Complete
Catalysis April 2015  Complete
Cook Hall April 2015  Complete
Dearborn Observatory April-May 2015  Complete
Fisk Hall July 2015  Complete
Ford July 2015  Complete
Jacobs Center March 2015  Complete
McCormick Foundation July 2015  Complete
Norris University Center April-May 2015  Complete 
Pick Staiger July-August 2015  Complete
Ryan McGaw April-May 2015  Complete
Tech April 2015  Complete
University Hall June 2015  Complete
University Library March-April 2015  Complete

Chicago Campus Wireless Access Point Expansion Timeline - FY2015

Building Name Scheduled Status
676 St. Clair May-June 2015  Complete
Abbott Hall July 2015  Complete
McGaw 1st Floor July 2015  Complete
Morton June-July2015  Complete
Olson 8th Floor April-May 2015  Complete
Searle May-June 2015  Complete
Wieboldt April 2015  Complete

Evanston Campus Wireless Access Point Upgrade Timeline - FY2015

Building Name Scheduled Status
405 Church June-August 2015  Complete
616 Noyes June-August 2015  Complete
617 Dartmouth June-August 2015  Complete
917 Library June-August 2015  Complete
617 Noyes June-August 2015  Complete
619 Emerson June-August 2015  Complete
620 Lincoln June-August 2015  Complete
625 Colfax June-August 2015  Complete
625 Haven June-August 2015  Complete
625 Noyes June-August 2015  Complete
626 Library June-August 2015  Complete
630 Lincoln June-August 2015  Complete
720 University June-August 2015  Complete
920 University June-August 2015  Complete
1007 Church June-August 2015  Complete
1801 Hinman June-August 2015  Complete
1808 Chicago June-August 2015  Complete
1809 Chicago June-August 2015  Complete
1810 Hinman June-August 2015  Complete
1801 Chicago June-August 2015  Complete
1812 Chicago June-August 2015  Complete
1812 Hinman June-August 2015  Complete
1813 Hinman June-August 2015  Complete
1815 Chicago June-August 2015  Complete
1900 Orrington June-August 2015  Complete
1902 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
1914 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
1918 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
1936 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
1940 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
2000 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
2006 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
2010 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
2016 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
2040 Sheridan June-August 2015  Complete
2020 Ridge June-August 2015  Complete 
2601 Orrington June-August 2015  Complete
Allen Center June-August 2015  Complete
Annie May Swift Hall June-August 2015  Complete
BIRL June-August 2015  Complete
Crowe June-August 2015  Complete
Crown June-August 2015  Complete
Deering Library June-August 2015  Complete
Garrett June-August 2015  Complete
Hogan June-August 2015  Complete
Hillel June-August 2015  Complete
Leverone June-August 2015  Complete
Louis June-August 2015  Complete
Lutkin June-August 2015  Complete
Millar June-August 2015  Complete
Mudd Library June-August 2015  Complete
Nano June-August 2015  Complete
Pancoe June-August 2015  Complete
Regenstein June-August 2015  Complete
Seawest June-August 2015  Complete
SPAC June-August 2015  Complete

Chicago Campus Wireless Access Point Upgrade Timeline - FY2015

Building Name Scheduled Status
211 E. Superior June-August 2015  Complete
625 N. Michigan June-August 2015  Complete
645 N. Michigan June-August 2015  Complete
680 N. Michigan June-August 2015  Complete
680 N. Lake Shore Drive June-August 2015  Complete
Lurie June-August 2015  Complete

Evanston Campus Wireless Access Point Expansion Timeline - FY2014

Building Name Scheduled Status
555 S. Clark March 2014 Complete
600 Foster December 2013 Complete
618 Garrett December 2013 Complete
1800 Sherman December 2013 Complete
2020 Ridge January 2014—February 2014 Complete
Annenberg Hall December 2013—January 2014 Complete
Cresap Laboratory December 2013—January 2014 Complete
Deering Library December 2013—January 2014 Complete
Fisk Hall December 2013 Complete
Francis Searle December 2013—February 2014 Complete
Hogan January 2014—February 2014 Complete
Locy January 2014 Complete
Lunt January 2014—February 2014 Complete
Norris January 2014 Complete
Parkes January 2014—February 2014 Complete
Regenstein March 2014—May 2014 Complete
Silverman Hall May 2014—June 2014 Complete
Swift Hall January 2014—February 2014 Complete
Tech December 2013 Complete
University Hall December 2013—January 2014 Complete

Chicago Campus Wireless Access Point Expansion Timeline - FY2014

Building Name Scheduled Status
210 S. Clark December 2013—January 2014 Complete
McCormick-Coon February 2014—March 2014 Complete
Levy Mayer October 2013—January 2014 Complete
Tarry December 2013—March 2014 Complete
Ward August 2014 Complete
Wieboldt May 2014—June 2014 Complete

Last Updated: 24 July 2017

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