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SISWeb outage frustrates students

Dozens of UC Davis students were frustrated to discover Monday morning that SISWeb, the web application used for class registration, was down. Monday was supposed to be the first day of registration for UC Davis Summer Session classes.


  1. Those who woke up early for their 8 a.m. registration appointments were among the most frustrated.
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  4. Campus officials first announced the outage nearly half an hour after registration appointments were to begin.
  5. Students used memes, sarcasm and random strings of letters to express how irritated they were.

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  7. Despite all the frustration, at least one student was able to find a silver lining:

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  9. Finally, an update was posted announcing that registration appointments are postponed until Wednesday. 

    05/02/2011: Status Update #2
    Registration for Summer Sessions 2011 experienced an unexpected SISWeb issue on May 2 and all registration activities were suspended. Registrations will restart on Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6 using registration appointments based on student class level and number of units completed. Students can view their registration appointment start date/time in SISWeb or the MyClasses channel in MyUCDavis beginning at 6:00am on Tuesday, May 3. Appointments will be valid for a 4 hour window. For more information about this revised Summer Sessions registration appointment process, please see the Summer Sessions registration page at  after 8:00am on May 3. Again, our sincere apologies for this situation and thank you for your interest with Summer Sessions at UC Davis.