Schedule & Status
The implementation of the project will begin in early March with the goal of ending prior to the start of classes in August. Careful consideration has been taken to schedule installations when they will be least disruptive to the campus community. Dates are approximate.
March 4 - Software Installation
March 18 - September 30 - Door Access Control Panel Replacements
May 20 - June 14 - Transaction Reader Installations (Vending, Laundry, and Copiers)
June 10 - July 12 - Cash Register Installations and Testing*
September 30 - Project Completion
*Soon after the cash register installations are complete the transaction system will be activated. Prior to activation, converted transaction readers will be offline and not usable with ID cards. Converted vending machines, however, will still accept cash and coins. Find a vending machine, laundry machine, or copier that currently accepts ID card swipes.
May 6 - Jones Hall is the first academic building to be converted to CS Gold for door access. As with most projects, IT is usually the group to initiate a project as it gives us a chance to test on ourselves before rolling changes out to the rest of campus.
May 1 - Training for the Simphony transaction system. Admins learned how to set-up point-of-sale devices.
April 24 - Equipment is coming! We are getting ready for the conversions of washing machines and vending machines which will take place in the early summer months. So lots of equipment is on its way. The big questions is - where can we store it all?
April 18 - All the doors (well, except for one) in the Botetourt Complex are finished. This group of buildings proved to be more complex than we initially thought due to antiquated wiring configurations that centralized door access contol in one building. Now each building has its own control panel. We are crossing our fingers that the next group of buildings will be more straight-forward.
April 5 - We received a shipment of our first door access panels for academic buildings!
April 2 - Working in the Botetourt Complex this week. Wiring issues are going to make this area more complicated than expected.
March 27 - Now we are marching through the residence halls for the door access panel conversions. Jamestown North and South were converted today. Next up, Brown and Tazwell.
March 19 - The door access panels in Tribe Square were converted to the new system. This is the first building to be converted.
March 13 - Pallets of equipment have been shipped. Door access conversions on residence halls will begin next week.
March 6 - CBORD is onsite at W&M this week to help make the final system preparations prior to installations - which will begin soon!
Feb 28 - March 1 - System training for two of our W&M project team members in Georgia.
Feb 13 - The project team from CBORD took a tour of the W&M campus, looking at laundry machines, cash registers, door control panels, copiers, and the ID card equipment. See pictures from the tour on our Facebook page.
Jan. 9 - Weekly meeting for the ID System Project commence. Representatives from Auxiliary Services, Facilities, IT, Residence Life, W&M Police, and VIMS will gather weekly for a conference call with the vendor's (CBORD) project team.