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Computers Must Be Updated in Advance of Time Change

Contact: Victor M. Inzunza
(212) 636-7576

Daylight-saving time begins on Sunday, March 11, and all Fordham University employees should review information and, if necessary, download a patch at to insure that their computers will be ready for the change.

Traditionally, the switch takes place in April but because of a new federal law to save energy, daylight-saving time arrives three weeks early this year and will last one week longer. The changes have caused problems for many information technology departments, which have had to update software that is set to automatically turn the clock on the first week in April.

Computers and applications must be patched to reflect the new daylight-saving time protocols. Fordham IT, which supports the University’s information, communication and technology operations, has already updated and patched many University systems and servers. However, all employees must update their Windows and Macintosh computers with operating system patches. For help, contact the Fordham help desk at (718) 817-3999 or via e-mail at

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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