All facets of the hardware and software environment are upgraded and expanded to enable our students to keep pace with technology. Students have ample access to personal computers throughout the campus. Over 100 personal computers are available for use including: 40 laptops in the library, 4 laptops for commuters, and five computer labs containing 83 computers and 3 iMacs. Wireless access is provided in the library, Banks Student Life Center, McGowan lounges, Anderson Center, Insalaco Hall, College of Health Sciences and student common areas. In addition, there is a wireless computer teaching lab for up to 21 students in the library. Each computer has Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) available. All residence halls are wired providing each student with his/her own connection to the campus network. The labs are wired for connection to the campus network and Internet as well. Students are provided with a portal account by which they will have access to an e-mail account, calendar, current semester courses, clubs and committees, their own personal headlines, and are able to receive personal and campus announcements. Also, students are able to access their current semester grades, academic record, curriculum guide, profile information, billing data, and class schedule, and register for courses online. The student technology help desk handles all commuter/residential student computer problems, residential internet connections, cable TV, and campus phone line issues. The help desk also provides one free antivirus program for each resident student's computer.
Software and programming languages include SPSS, Java, Visual Basic, C++, C#, Cobol and Assembler.