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I’m a new student. What can you tell me about connecting my computer?

You can connect your computers and devices to our residence hall and wireless networks when you arrive on campus. We recommend you prepare your devices before bringing them to campus. To ensure the network is secure and reliable, we must maintain strict standards for operating system versions and virus protection:

Macintoshes must run Mac OS X version 10.9 or higher.

Windows versions we support are 7 and 10. Windows computers must have all patches installed and an up-to-date antivirus is required. We recommend Automatic Updates be enabled. Visit Microsoft to check for patches.

The following Windows versions are not supported: 95/98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/8.0/8.1.

Linux is allowed, but limited support is available.


You must have an anti-virus product installed and up-to-date on your computer. Please remember to set your system for automatic virus definition updates.

When you arrive on campus at the start of the Fall or Spring semester, you must register all of your devices in order to use our network(s). The registration process will scan your computer for compliance with the above requirements. Be sure to have your Computer Account before proceeding. Please note that you cannot register using a dial-up connection.

You may need to re-register your device(s) again at the beginning of each semester. Try to connect first. If needed, you may click on the below icon to register your computer again.

Checking for compliance
Register and scan my computer.

Once registered, laptop owners can proceed to configure their computer for the wireless network or call the IT Service Desk at 304-876-5457 to have them assist you.