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Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm

SU Makes Changes to the MySlice Website

By Louise Rath

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – For the first time in nearly 20 years, MySlice is getting an upgrade.

MySlice will be down both Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th to allow for the new changes to go into effect.

The website’s new design will feature an updated home page for easy, user-friendly navigation and accessibility.

Different features in MySlice will be represented on the home page using tiles with graphics representing what page each tab will send users to.

“We wanted to focus on intuition. And, you know, having students just be able to find things that they look for when they go into MySlice,” said Cindy Hoalcroft, Senior Project Manager of Enterprise Project Support.

Students and faculty will be able to personalize their MySlice home pages for easier access to the features they use most.

“There was limited ability to do that with the system that there is now but come Monday it’s going to be a whole different world,” said Eric Ferguson, ITS Communications Manager.

The new MySlice will also require two-factor authentication each time students log in, to ensure the privacy of enterprise data and bank account information.

“We really thought it was important to secure the entire system on this level of authentication,” Hoalcroft added.

Hoalcroft and her team have been officially working on this MySlice update since summer of 2020. The project saw its beginnings in the Fall of 2019.

“At first, we were all still working from home, because of COVID. But that’s when the teams actually formed and we, you know, plotted out what our path forward was going to look like,” Hoalcroft said.

MySlice will be back up and running by Sunday evening, with Monday as the website’s first full day of access.