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macOS Upgrade Information

If you're using macOS Mojave or later, you can get macOS Ventura in Self Service starting Tuesday, January 3, 2023. If you’re using an earlier macOS, contact your IT department.

Important: Starting Monday, May 16, 2022, your Mac might show a notification indicating your device is running an unsupported version of macOS. If you’re seeing this message, it means your Mac is running macOS 10.14 Mojave or an earlier version, and your device security may be at risk. We strongly recommend you update to the latest available version of macOS.

The following image is an example of the unsupported macOS message.

Drexel Unsupported macOS Notice - Indicates that the version of macOS is no longer supported and must be updated to a supported operating system. Contact your IT group or Drexel IT for assistance. Choose OK to dismiss the warning.

Before you begin

Make a backup

Before you upgrade, make a complete backup with CrashPlan, or store your files in OneDrive.

Check compatibility

macOS Ventura supports most Mac models introduced in 2017 and later. To identify your Mac model, on the Apple menu , select About This Mac.

For a complete list of compatible Macs, see macOS Ventura compatible models.


  • macOS Monterey supports most Mac models introduced in 2015 and later, with additional support for Mac Pro and Mac mini. For a complete list of compatible Macs, see macOS Monterey compatible models.
  • macOS Big Sur supports most Mac models introduced in 2013 and later. For a complete list of compatible Macs, see macOS Big Sur compatible models.

Upgrade to macOS Ventura

  1. Go to Finder > Applications > Self Service.
  2. Sign in with Drexel Connect.
  3. Under Browse, select OS packages.
  4. Locate macOS Ventura and select Install.

Tip: If macOS Ventura isn't listed as an install option under OS packages, it could mean your Mac doesn't meet all of Drexel's security requirements. Contact your IT department or the Drexel IT Help Desk for help.