Bringing Students to the Cloud: A Success Story at the University of Rochester

Thursday, October 28 | 3:00PM–3:45PM ET | Board 401, Poster Area, Exhibit Hall A, 200 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster
Hear the story of how a world class university, the University of Rochester (UR), modernized their aging technology platforms in order to improve services they deliver to their students, faculty and key stakeholders. UR recognized the need to upgrade their core systems and thus started on the journey to the cloud several years ago. Fast forward to 2020….On April 20th, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, student registration at the university opened in Workday Student (a cloud based Student Information System) and in a 100% virtual environment, over 900 students successfully registered in the first five minutes. Approximately 85% of applicable students fully registered within 72 hours and nearly 80% required zero assistance.


  • Ted Montemayor

    Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Julie Myers

    CIO, University of Rochester