SEVP notified SEVIS users in an email of the following outages:
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program Office will upgrade SEVIS to Release 6.6 on Friday, November 12, 2010. This upgrade requires an outage of the Production environment.
The outage will begin this Friday night at 8:00 PM EST. During the outage, users will not have access to the Production environment. A follow-up SEVIS NOTICE will be sent to users once the upgrade is complete and the Production environment is available.
FOR BATCH USERS ONLY:
SEVIS Batch File Processing will be unavailable until the scheduled upgrade is complete. Please refrain from uploading files in the Production environment during the outage. Files uploaded during the outage will receive an error and will have to be re-uploaded once the Production environment is available.
NAFSA's International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee and its International Student Services Subcommittee has also created a resource to assist schools and exchange visitor programs on managing the transition from CIP 2000 to CIP 2010 codes at their institutions.