Information Technology - Banner 9

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.

10/26/2018 Project Status


In Production Since:

 JULY 11, 2018*

*Administrative Forms Only 

Shut Down Banner 8: 

December, 2018*

*Administrative Forms Only

Department/Users Task List

  • Continuous testing, now including Prod!

AIS Task List

  • AIS working on getting all Banner users trained on the new Banner 9 system
  • AIS currently working on converting FLC customizations (~20) and modifications (~9) to Banner 9 for the Administrative Forms
  • AIS working through issues discovered in testing
    • Outstanding:
      • Lack of Short Date Support
      • Perceptive Content Linking
        • Will require a Perceptive Content upgrade to be scheduled at a later date
What's the Same? What's 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.