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APSU Ransomware Attack Updates

May 1

Recent Ransomware Attack

Our goal with any situation that disrupts the academic process is to return to normal operations as soon as possible. Please know that our IT staff has been working tirelessly since the incident to restore our campus networks. 
Canceling exams would create new sources of confusion and stress for many students and faculty which is why it’s important to get things back to normal. 
We appreciate your understanding, and faculty are being encouraged to be flexible and understanding given the circumstances.
Mike Licari
APSU President


April 30

Restoration of Services Update

The Austin Peay State University Office of Information Technology continues to restore services to the University. Students, faculty and staff may resume using their university computers, including accessing the network (which includes plugging network cables into their computers).

At this time, next week’s final exams (beginning Monday, May 2) will continue as scheduled. OneStop, PC computer labs (with the EXCEPTION of computer labs that have VDI computers),

and classroom computers are now available. The Library has limited number of PC computers available for student use. Computer labs are listed here:


Please remain vigilant and on high alert, particularly for phishing emails. Some reminders about email:

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work restore other services.

If you are experiencing any issue with email or authentication please contact the GovsTech Help Desk at (931) 221-4357 or via email  govstech@apsu.edu and a ticket will be created on your behalf. Additionally, OIT staff will be available at the Morgan University Center from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for the next several days to assist users with questions.


April 29

Final Exams Update

As of right now, students and faculty should be prepared to follow next week’s exam schedule as posted. Courses at Fort Campbell Center will meet as scheduled as well. Students and faculty should still have access to D2L (elearn.apsu.edu) and APSU email. Please monitor all messages from APSU for any potential updates or changes.


Commencement Update

With the recent ransomware attack, we want to assure all graduation candidates that spring commencement ceremonies will continue as scheduled on Friday, May 6, 2022. The ceremonies will take place at:

The Dunn Center doors will open one hour prior to the start time for each ceremony. Herff Jones representatives will be available for any last-minute regalia needs. Graduates who would like to book additional tickets can do so by using the links on the APSU Commencement page beginning Monday, May 2.


Technology Update

The Office of Information Technology has begun the process of restoration of some services to the university, and work will continue throughout the weekend. 

We appreciate your patience and the outpouring of support while we continue to work through this incident. We will continue to provide updates, as they become available.


April 28

Due to the ongoing ransomware attack, exams for Friday, April 29, were canceled. Faculty will determine final grades based on coursework up to this point. Upon student request, a faculty member may assign an Incomplete.