UF adjusts to COMPASS Release 7 as staff return to Criser and Peabody halls this week

COMPASS released another wave of functionality last month, affecting work processes in the following areas:

  • Student Records: Processes for assigning and issuing transcripts and degree certification for graduation are now initiated and executed within the new Student Information System (SIS).
  • ONE.UF: Students can now go through ONE.UF to order transcripts, withdraw from courses and check petition status.
  • Financial Aid: The Financial Aid team is preparing the SIS for disbursements.
  • Data: The majority of functions are moving off the old system, and most non-enrollment data are no longer being updated (though they will remain accessible).

Read more about these changes, who is impacted and what training may be needed in this Release 6 and 7 article and in COMPASS in Progress.

Building updates

On Aug. 22, a water line break and subsequent flooding resulted in the closure of Criser and Peabody halls. Staff located there, including the offices of Admissions, Registrar and Student Financial Aid and the UF Bursar, were temporarily relocated to other buildings on campus.

UF Facilities Services worked quickly to restore services and prevent further damage, and Peabody Hall reopened on Aug. 23. Although repairs to the damaged areas in Criser Hall are ongoing, all frontline student services resumed in Criser and Peabody halls on Sept. 4.

Note about late fees

Due to both the recent closure of Criser Hall and stabilization needs from the COMPASS upgrade, the University Bursar’s Office will not be assessing late fees to students’ tuition and fee accounts until Oct. 5.