macOS Catalina

Apple's new operating system, macOS 10.15 (Catalina), was released on October 9th, 2019.

ITS has completed testing with macOS Catalina and it is fully supported.

Software compatibility list for Catalina: Roaring Apps (macOS)


Catalina does not support 32-bit applications. Please be aware of what 32-bit applications you may use before updating to Catalina.
If you are unsure about how Catalina would affect your Mac, please contact your local ITS technician or the Help Desk (459-HELP).
The main issues with Catalina are around software compatibility and security:
  • No support for 32-bit apps (like the campus system PPS)
  • Read-only system volume
  • Gatekeeper requires app notarization
  • Activation lock (like iOS) may be enabled by clients for Macs with T2 chip
  • Standard security & management apps need updates (Cisco AnyConnect, SentinelOne, BigFix, Jamf Pro)

Click here for Apple's Catalina webpage

macOs Catalina system requirements:

  • MacBook (2015 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 or later)
  • MacBook Air (2012 or later)
  • Mac mini (2012 or later)
  • iMac (2012 or later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 or later)
  • Mac Pro (2013 or later)