macOS 10.12 Sierra Now Available for College-Owned Macs

Posted February 1, 2017 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Updates

macOS 10.12 Sierra Now Available for College-Owned Macs

Effective Date: February 1, 2017

macOS 10.12 Sierra is now approved for use with College-owned Macs that are bound to the Wheaton domain.

If your Mac is bound to the domain, you can update your macOS to 10.12 Sierra at any time. You are welcome to perform this upgrade yourself by following the instructions below.

Before You Begin

Some older versions of VMware Fusion and Parallels may not be supported on macOS 10.12 Sierra. If you use any nonstandard third-party apps (standard apps include Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, and others), you may want to check to make sure they will still work on macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Please note that this upgrade can take a couple of hours to complete once you start it, so be sure to do it when access to your computer isn't critical.


  1. Open the Mac App Store on your Mac (Menu Bar > Apple Logo > App Store).
  2. Select macOS Sierra under Quick Links in the right hand sidebar.
  3. Select Download in the top left.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  5. Wait for the download to complete and then follow all on-screen prompts.

Once you have followed these steps, you should be fully up to date.

In some tests, Cisco Jabber needed to be reconfigured after upgrading to macOS 10.12 Sierra. If you use Cisco Jabber, please open and test Jabber after the upgrade to verify it is working properly.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to schedule a time when a technician can assist you, please email Academic and Institutional Technology at or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).