Update on Installing macOS Ventura

ITS has completed testing of macOS Ventura compatibility with Denison’s standard software and technology services. No issues were identified.

Accordingly, ITS is lifting the caution against updating to macOS Ventura published in this Oct. 2022 announcement. Additionally, ITS has removed the block which has prevented Denison-managed Macs from receiving the macOS Ventura software update notification. 


The following critical recommendations apply to this (and any) major operating system update:

  • Back up your files. In the rare event there is a problem with the update process, it may be necessary to erase your computer’s hard drive, then install a fresh copy of the operating system and restore your personal files. To protect your important data, please adopt a recommended file storage location or backup approach.
  • Check any specialized software you use to make sure it is compatible with macOS Ventura. You may need to update specialized applications before upgrading your Mac’s operating system.
  • Make sure you have time. Allow 2 or more hours for the update itself. Ensure that you have time after the update to address any issues that may occur.
  • Plug in your computer before starting the update. Running out of power during a software update can render your system unusable and result in data loss.


Select Apple Menu > About This Mac > Software Update to see the option to update your Mac to macOS Ventura. (If you don’t see this yet, check again soon! Denison Macs will receive the ability to install Ventura beginning January 22, 2023.)


Please contact the ITS Service Desk at servicedesk@denison.edu or 740-587-6395.