The University of Minnesota’s Next Generation Network project is a 3 year, $70 million undertaking that will replace all components of the wired and WiFi networks across the University of Minnesota system. As a part of this project, updates to WiFi were significant, including changing the preferred secure WiFi network for all University WiFi users from multiple available WiFi networks (including “UofM Secure” at the Twin Cities) to “eduroam” system-wide. eduroam is a worldwide WiFi service that is available at hundreds of colleges, universities, and institutions across the country and the globe.
A large marketing and awareness campaign was launched to:
– introduce the entire University community to the eduroam WiFi network,
– educate users about how to use the new network, and
– encourage the necessary transition from retiring networks such as UofM Secure and UMC Secure to eduroam.