Information Technology

Banner 9

Banner 9 Upgrade Timeline

Banner 9 Takes Flight

The Administrative Information Systems team has officially kicked off the first phase of the Ellucian Banner 9 Upgrade project – Administrative Forms Transformation. The new version will provide a number of new enhancements, including an updated user interface, an improved experience on mobile devices, and other new features!

What is Banner?

Ellucian Banner is the College’s centralized academic and administrative records system. Administrative Banner, commonly referenced as Banner, is an interface used by campus business departments to access the Banner data. WebOPUS is a Banner self-service application that is commonly used by individuals to access data that pertains specifically to their own records.

Why Upgrade Banner?

Ellucian, the provider of the Banner software, has announced its plan to end support for Banner 8 on December 31, 2018. Once this happens, Ellucian will no longer release regulatory updates, security fixes, or enhancements. Additionally, support we can receive from Ellucian for issues that cannot be solved by the AIS team will be very limited.

Current Project Status


  • Currently working on converting FLC customizations and modifications to Banner 9 for the Administrative Forms
  • Banner 8 to 9 Transition course available in Canvas
  • The AIS team is working with business departments to execute group training and testing

What Will Stay the Same? What Will be Different?


Functionality, same forms and form names, field options, and field order.


Visual enhancements, some keyboard shortcuts, new features in pages and portlets, additional system error and warning notifications, improved application navigator, mobile-friendly responsive design, and multiple record views.