News

Compass Reporting Classes Offered

EIS will be conducting training classes in the spring which will allow users to create reports from some Compass Admissions and Records data using the ARGOS reporting tool.

Compass Update December 4, 2014

Scheduled Maintenance Advisory.  Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 7:00am until 3:00pm for maintenance.  Many services including Email and eCampus will be available during the maintenance through links on the Howdy login page.




Compass Update June 27, 2014

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7:00am until 2:00pm for maintenance.    Many services including Email and eCampus are available during Howdy maintenance through links on the Howdy login page.

Compass Update May 15, 2014

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 7:00am until late afternoon or early evening for maintenance.  The maintenance will include an upgrade to Student 8.6.3 and Financial Aid 8.20.

Compass Update March 27, 2014

As a reminder, Enterprise Information Systems and the Office of the Registrar will host an Undergraduate Degree Planner demonstration for academic advisors on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1:15pm to 2:45pm.  Since seating is limited, reservations are required.

Compass Update March 18, 2014

Enterprise Information Systems and the Office of the Registrar will host an Undergraduate Degree Planner demonstration for academic advisors on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1:15pm to 2:45pm.  Since seating is limited, reservations are required. 

Compass Update February 12, 2014

Enterprise Information Systems and the Office of the Registrar will conduct a demonstration of the Undergraduate Degree Planner for advisors on Tuesday, February 18 from 10:30am to noon in GSC Assembly Room 101A.

Compass Update February 6, 2014

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 7:00am until approximately 6:00pm for maintenance.

Compass Update December 6, 2013

Effective fall 2013, new undergraduate students are required to submit a degree plan.  On December 3, a type “UN” (“UG Degree Plan Not Required”) hold was placed on undergraduate student records to indicate active students who were enrolled prior to fall 2013 and will not be subject to the degree plan requirement.

Compass Update December 18, 2013

Guides are available in Howdy for the Undergraduate Degree Planner tool.  Students will find their guide on the My Record Tab in the Undergraduate Degree Planner channel.  The guide for advisors is located in the Learn About the Advising Tab channel.

Compass Update December 4, 2013

Student ID images can now be accessed in Howdy by employees who have a Compass account or access to the Advising Tab.  Student ID images are confidential data and should be protected like all other confidential student data.

Compass Update September 24, 2013

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 7:00am until noon for maintenance.  During the maintenance, the Compass idle time out will be changed to 45 minutes, and the Howdy idle time out will be changed to two hours for faculty and staff and 30 minutes for all other Howdy users. 

Compass Update September 16, 2013

In order to improve security, Compass users who are not on campus in College Station, Galveston, Qatar or the School of Law will need to use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the system.  This change will be effective on Wednesday, September 25.  Your IT desktop support staff can assist you with installing the VPN on your off-campus computer.  Instructions on downloading and installing the VPN can also be found on the CIS Help Desk Central VPN page.
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