Banner 9 - Project Overview 

We are excited to announce that our campus is upgrading from Banner 8 to Banner 9. This new release delivers a number of important enhancements, including a modern user interface, enhanced navigation and process management tools, and new functionality across the student, HR and finance functions. It will also give us greater flexibility, as we will be able to run Banner on any browser and on tablets.    



  • ITS has hired a trainer to provide instructor-led training to UNCW Banner users, focusing on Banner 9. 
  • To register for these workshops, please access them via the Dare2Learn training registration system here.
  • Search for "Banner 9," and sign up for whichever workshops work best for you.


  • We have also created an online asynchronous course for you to take at your own pace.
  • You can access this course by clicking the "SkillPort" link on the left side of the home page within mySeaport.
  • Search for "Banner 9," and begin the course.

Project Plan & Timeline

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Banner 9 Implementation Timeline

Banner 8 Decommission Timeline


Constraints are aspects about the project that cannot be changed and are limiting in nature.  

  • Maintenance support for Banner 8 INB ends December 31, 2018, with only sustaining support beginning January 1, 2019.
    • This means that customers will no longer receive regulatory releases (e.g., Financial Aid regulatory updates), product enhancements or new hot fixes/patches of any kind.
  • Oracle forms and reports 11gR2 extended support ends December 31, 2018.
    • This means that customers who continue to use this platform will owe additional maintenance fees directly to Oracle. Our current version,"Oracle forms and reports 11gR2," is the last version to support the current Banner 8x forms.