WiFi Upgrade progress on UM-Dearborn campus; remaining LSA buildings and residence halls coming up soon

By | February 23, 2022

The WiFi Upgrade project has upgraded 57% of the Access Points (APs) overall and nearly 100% of the UM-Dearborn campus wireless! Completed buildings on the Ann Arbor campus include the Alumni Center, Bentley Historical Library, College of Pharmacy, Crisler Center, School of Education, and more.

Upgrades at the majority of LSA buildings will take place during spring break and the remaining residence halls will be upgraded between mid-March and mid-April 2022.

More buildings on Central Campus are on the schedule for the upcoming months. Visit the Building Status page to see when the locations you visit and work in are scheduled to be upgraded.


When teams are onsite to do the upgrade, a temporary WiFi outage lasting 10-30 minutes or less will occur in the area immediately surrounding where the work is being performed. As hardware is swapped out, upgraded wireless connectivity will return. Wired connections will not be interrupted.

Diagram of the WiFi upgrade experience illustrating two zones: one that is actively being worked on, and one that is not. In the work zone, a person is unable to connect to the internet. The image here states: Rolling WiFi outages during hardware replacement (10-30 minutes). WiFi outages will occur in the area surrounding the work zone. Plan to temporarily work offline, offsite, or move to a different area in the building. In the non-work zone, a person is able to connect to the internet. The image here states: WiFi available outside of the work zone. WiFi remains available outside of the work zone. Your device will automatically reconnect once replacement is complete or if you leave the work zone.
(Rachael Wojciechowski / ITS Communications)

The upgrade project replaces existing AP hardware in more than 225 locations, including academic, administrative, and residence hall buildings, and outdoor areas. Additionally, UM-Dearborn is funding upgrades to indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi across its campus. Each building is typically upgraded in one day or less.

Learn more about the WiFi Upgrade Project.