Computer Facilities

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 130 personal computers are available for use including: 30 laptops in the library, four laptops for commuters, and five computer labs containing 100 computers. Wireless access is provided in the library, Banks Student Life Center, McGowan lounges, student common areas, Anderson Center, Insalaco Hall, College of Health Sciences, most of Mercy Hall, townhouses, and outside upper commons. In addition, there is a wireless computer teaching lab for up to 21 students in the library and a 15 student iMAC communications department lab. Each Windows computer has Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) available. All residence rooms are provided with connections to the campus network and thus the internet. Students are provided with a portal account by which they 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, 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 helpdesk also provides one free antivirus program for each residential student's computer.

Software and programming languages include SPSS, Java, Visual Basic, C++, C#, Cobol and Assembler.