WASE Replacement

This is the formal project to assess (IPP #2021-2213) and replace (IPP #2022-2604) the Web Appointment Scheduling Engine (WASE). Thank you to those who filled out the survey and/or spoke with us to help choose a replacement product. 

 

When did WASE shut down?

The scheduled shutdown was July 22, 2022.

Why replace WASE?

WASE was a homegrown custom application that was 12+ years old. At the time it was written, WASE was unique in that it allowed you to create a calendar in which you indicated your available time. Since then, a number of other products are available which do the same thing. Instead of maintaining custom code, we are replacing WASE with a vendor product that has a dedicated team for product development.

What is the recommended replacement product?

After surveying and speaking with several people from a range of departments, as well as an early-adopter program, we chose Microsoft Bookings as the replacement product.

Bookings meets a majority of the University's uses cases for booking appointments with people or reserving time with equipment. It is a Microsoft product for which the University already has licensing coverage.

If you have advanced needs (beyond basic office hour-type appointments) there may be a better solution. For example, if you have sophisticated RSVP needs and attendee management, please request additional help.

How can I get started with Bookings?

Log in to Princeton's Microsoft Apps with your Princeton NetID and Password and select Bookings

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Can I see past appointments after WASE is shutdown?

You may see your past appointments by going to your Outlook calendar and searching for WASE@princeton.edu

What if I already moved off of WASE?

That is fine. Please make sure your solution meets the University's IT Security policies and Digital Accessibility guidelines. 

You may use Calendly, provided you sign up with your princeton.edu email address. However, this product is not the supported WASE replacement.