MyWharton Release Notes

MyWharton features are updated on a regular basis. This article lists all the releases in reverse chronological order by semester.

Spring 2020

5/25/20 Release


For Students

  • Data is pre-loaded from admissions applications but non-directory data is hidden until the student logs into MyWharton for the first time.
  • Students are able to provide/update preferred first name, name pronunciation (phonetic spelling), email, home town, mobile number, social profile links, a bio/about rich text field, work experience, and education experience.
    • Please note the additions of the phonetic spelling field and the about field.  These are new with MyWharton profiles and didn’t exist in QuakerNet.
  • On the people page students are able to quickly search or filter by program, hometown, work experience company, and work experience industry.


For Staff

  • Most of what is mentioned for students above is also available for staff except for work experience and education experience.  There’s a limitation in salesforce that prevents us from using these fields for internal staff.  We will be working toward this in the future.  However, staff may update the bio/about field for themselves to give a richer description of their background, how they can be helpful to students, etc.
  • Staff additionally have the ability to edit the title and program fields on their profile (students are unable to edit these fields). 
    • We recommend to staff to fill in their title and department for the program field. 
    • When students see a staff member’s name in a chatter feed/post the program will be listed in parentheses after your name similar to the way students have their program listed after their name.  This will help identify the role of the staff member that is posting to chatter.  Keep in mind that when you are logged in as a staff member you don’t see the program listed with the staff member in chatter…it’s only displayed when students are logged in.
  • There have been some requests to be able to indicate an out of office when a staff member is out of the office for an extended leave.  Here’s a few suggestions:
    • The preferred first name field could be used to specify out of office (eg “(Out of Office) Jason”).  This would show up wherever your first name appears in the interface.
    • The program field could be used.  Normally program would be displayed after the name in a chatter feed/post like this when students are logged in: “Jason Lehman (Wharton Computing & Information Technology)”.  So if you used this field it would show like this in chatter feeds/posts for students “Jason Lehman (Out of Office)”.
    • In addition the about field could be used to explain an extended out of office.  This would only be seen when visiting a profile but might be helpful if more information is needed like expected return.

5/12/20 Release


  • Mobile app improvements for both iOs and Android device allow menu bar to be locked in place (sticky) so users can navigate to any tab at any time without scrolling back to the top of the page

4/21/20 Release

Bug fixes:

  • A fix was applied to the People search page that corrected pagination issues

4/14/20 Release


  • Icon updates on the support page Screen of icons on the support page

3/30/20 Release


  • New events can be created and include chronological end date.  (Previously, end dates that occurred in the past could be used)

    Screen of new end date selection option.

  • Search page improvements allow users to "dial in" focused results Screen of checklist used to focus search results.
  • Salesforce pushed a security improvement to allow timely critical updates

3/11/20 Release


  • User only sees the groups that are applicable to them on the groups listing page
  • When filtering  by Topic or Group  you can now select what you want to filter and menu collapses without clicking out

3/3/20 Release

Bug fixes:

  • Users have the ability to display events from the Wharton Events and Important Dates calendars on My Events calendar
  • Resolved issue with continuous loading icon appearing when no events available for MyWharton, Important, or My Events
  •  Fixed Daylight Savings time glitch,  in which the calendar component  was NOT displaying correct time after March 8th
  • Salesforce Spring release required updates to all meta data to ensure continued compliance with "secure by default" approach

2/11/20 Release 


  • The Help and Feedback form has been updated to route staff user inquiries to product team queue in Zendesk, while student inquiries are routed to Student Support Zendesk
  • Time zone logic was updated to reflect a users Salesforce setting; it can be changed by user to reflect current geographic location 

Screen to update timezone settings.

1/21/20 Release 


  • Updated My Academics page allows UGR students to view advisor(s) contact information and schedule appointments
  • When filtering events by type, users can now click the "type-ahead" suggestions as opposed to selecting a value from the list
  • Terms of Use feature added sitewide to ensure user review and acceptance of community standards documentation

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Spring 2019