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Technology for Students

If you are a new or returning Wofford student, the following information can help you take full advantage of our campus technology.

What computer facilities are available for students at Wofford? 

Public Computers 

There are three public computer areas that provide students with access to Apple and Windows computers, curricular software and laser printers.

Labs Map 

1. Olin Computer Lab (11 Windows Computers, 8 Apple Computers)

    Monday - Thursday 7:30AM - 11:00PM
    Friday                    7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday                CLOSED
    Sunday                  3:30PM - 11:00PM

2. Great Oaks Hall Computer Center (5 Windows Computers, 3 Apple Computers)

    OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK

3. Library Reference Area Computer Center (29 Windows Computers, 6 Apple Computers)

    Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 12:00AM
    Friday                    8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday                10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday                  1:00PM - 1:00AM

Internet Access 

The Great Oaks Hall in the Roger Milliken Science Center has 50 easily-accessible network ports. Additionally, the Library has many network ports to which computers can be connected.

Wireless access to the network is available almost everywhere in the interior of campus: the Great Oaks Hall, the Sandor Teszler Library, the Campus Life Building, the Anna Todd Wofford Center, Player's Corner, all academic and administrative buildings, residential areas, and the mall in the center of campus.

Departmental Computers 

Several departments (e.g., biology, chemistry, modern languages, physics, and psychology) have networked computers that are available for use by students.

Is it necessary to bring my own computer? 

While not a requirement, bringing a computer to campus is strongly encouraged because of the convenience and the experience it provides. The minimum requirements are listed below. A faster processor, additional memory and greater disk space will enhance your capabilities. 

Windows Computers:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz or AMD 64X2 dual core processor 2.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 160GB

Apple Computers:

  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.7.x and above
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 160GB

Do I need a printer? 

Because the Wofford campus is fully networked it is possible to print to public laser printers located in several places around campus, including all three public computer areas.  However, personal printers are fairly inexpensive and may be preferred because of their convenience.

What software do I need? 

The most commonly used software is an office suite and an antivirus program.

Microsoft Office is available to all currently enrolled Wofford students for installation on personal computers and mobile devices.  This is the office suite that is installed on all Wofford-owned computers as well.  Microsoft Office will remain available to Wofford students until thirty days after graduation or no longer being enrolled at the college due to transfer or withdrawal.  For information on downloading and installing Microsoft Office, click here (This link is only accessible on campus) to go to our tutorials page and then select Microsoft Office.

We recommend AVAST Antivirus for virus protection on student computers.  To download AVAST from our downloads page, click here (This link is only accessible on campus).

What is the cable television network like? 

Each dorm room is equipped with access to the campus cable television system. Residents should provide their own cable-ready television and connect it to the round coaxial-type wall jack with a quality coaxial cable. Coaxial cables are readily available at home supply and electronics stores.

The campus cable television system includes 70+ channels of programming. All of the major broadcast networks and most of the popular cable networks are included. Additional services and channels are not available on the campus cable television system.
 

What is the telephone service like? 

Each dorm room includes a telephone jack.  Students need to provide their own phone to use the phone service in their dorm room and an answering machine if they wish to have callers leave voice messages when they are not reachable.  For more information about the phone service, please contact the Help Center at extension 4357.

What if I live off-campus? 

Off-campus students have access to most services, via http://my.wofford.edu, including email, class registration and Wofford's course management system, Moodle.  Commuting students are also issued a voice mailbox number so that messages can be left for them.  For more information about accessing a voice mailbox, please contact the Help Center at extension 4357.