Banner Student - Banner 9 Upgrade

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Banner 9 is Coming!

The Banner Student Administrative System will be upgraded from Banner 8 to Banner 9 in 2018. UNH IT has been preparing for this upgrade for well over a year, and Banner user testing is currently underway. The production implementation timeframe is still being determined, but will likely begin in the late spring/early summer and be completed by October 2018.

What does this mean? Banner 9 will provide a more modern, and user-friendly, experience. Changes are generally cosmetic in nature and all Banner functionality will remain intact.

Quick summary of Banner 9 advantages and features:

  • Eliminates browser compatibility problems
  • Improves and simplifies the upgrade process
  • Updated look and feel
  • Mobile friendly

Why now? Vendor support for the current iteration of Banner (Banner 8) terminates at the end of 2018, making the move to Banner 9 a necessity.

What next? We will be providing dates/times for overview/demo sessions, as well as links to reference/training documentation. This information, along with project timelines, will be available on this Banner 9 project web page. We will update the web page as more details are available, and will also send periodic email updates to keep you informed with important events and dates.

Try It Out!

If you are already a Banner user, you can try it out via the Banner 9 Admin Pages Test Server.

Having trouble logging in? You can reset your password by going to Then choose the "Test & Development Environments" menu. Click the "Reset SSO/LDAP Test Password" link near the bottom of the menu.

Tentative Timeline

Banner 9 Tentative Timeline

  Task Dates Date Complete
  User Training Ongoing through August 31st  
Checkmark Prod Install - Banner 9 Database Prerequisites March 25th March 25th
  Forms Transformation Testing Ongoing through May 31st  
Checkmark Prod Install - Banner 8 Release Prerequisites April 29th April 29th
Checkmark Banner 9 Test Database Refreshes Mid May May 11th
Checkmark Test Install - Banner 9/8.x Bundled Release Mid May May 15th
  Banner 8 Test Database Refresh, if needed June  

Prod Install - Banner 9/8.x Bundled Release

and Implementation of Banner 9 Admin Pages

Mid June  
  Banner 9 Admin Page Adoption for All Banner Student Users Early June through August 31st  
  Banner 8 Forms Retirement October 31st  

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