The new macOS, Big Sur, offers improved security. IT has tested Big Sur for compatibility and functionality.


IT-managed machines: You may see Big Sur within Software Updates, now that IT has enabled the installation. You may proceed with the update, or request assistance from IT.

Personally-owned machines: IT recommends upgrading to the macOS Big Sur (Actions), especially for the enhanced security features.

Note: This upgrade may take up to a couple hours.

Key Features: Here are a few; visit Apple (Actions) to read more!

  • Streamlined apps, refreshed dock and notification center
  • New Safari web browser
  • AirPods automatic device switching

Compatibility: If issues with required academic or productivity software arise, please access using the Terminal Server (Related Article), and report to IT.