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Virginia Tech’s Banner 9 Upgrade

Virginia Tech uses Banner as the underlying framework for online resource planning and university administration. Banner 9 is the next generation of the university’s enterprise resource planning system (ERP), which provides integrated management of our core business processes.

By the end of 2018, all partners throughout the university will complete the rollout of the Banner 9 upgrade, fully revitalizing the university’s ERP tools. Banner 9 brings a more modern user interface, and lays the foundation for easier integration with other systems in the future. Banner 9 won’t change the fields and functionality of administrative pages, the business processes themselves, or the underlying databases that enable them. This continuity will smooth the transition over to using the new software.

On August 6, 2018 the link off of the page will change to point to Banner 9 -- at that point, departmental Banner users will be able to begin using Banner 9.

Training materials specific to Virginia Tech’s version of Banner 9 are available in the Banner 9 Canvas learning site. Click here to enroll in the course.

Access to the old Banner 8 suite will still be available for three more months. To access it, visit and search for Banner 8. Banner 8 will be available until November 4, 2018.  

For more detailed information about Banner from Ellucian (the maker of Banner) visit To access these videos, click on > Support and Training > Support > Ellucian Hub. If it’s your first visit to the hub, you’ll need to request an account. After you have access, click on > Education Svcs NEW > Learning Paths to access the information.

If you have questions about the transition or about Banner, please contact the Virginia Tech Banner 9 team at

  • Check out this video for more information on the timeline and planned support.
  • Virginia Tech’s CANVAS online Banner 9 training course can be found here.
  • Banner documentation and videos are available at